Surprise Engagement at a Family Session! ::Royal Oak Wedding and Family Photography::

Family sessions are fun. They give you a chance to dress up a little, share some laughs with your family, and create some wonderful memories. It makes sense too, you have a professional photographer along to capture all of it forever. When Erin contacted me, I thought I was getting into just another family photo session; but man was I wrong!

After some back and forth about scheduling, we decided on a time and place, and all was set. But the next day, I get a phone call from her boyfriend Ted, and he talks with me about an idea he had: Since there will be just them and their two children all dressed up and with a photographer there, would I be interested in capturing his proposal to Erin at the end of the family session? Hmm…OF COURSE I would! Up until now, I’d always wanted to photograph a proposal but being mostly a wedding photographer, I don’t come into the picture until much further down the line!

So the plan was set. And here are the photos that resulted!


Then, Ted and I gave the “secret nod” signal to each other. And he summoned them out into the open for “one more photo..”


After all the laughs, tears, and congratulations were done, we began walking back. The two little ones ran ahead, and my heart melted when I noticed THIS happening:

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