A Lovely Surprise

14 Nov
Melissa & Nick Got Engaged!

Melissa & Nick Got Engaged!

Let me tell you a little story about love…and surprises… hence the title of the post.

My friend Melissa, who I have known forever who is like family to me, who is also my second shooters for wedding, engagement and most portrait shoots asked me to take a few photos of her and her long-term boyfriend Nick.  They didn’t have any recent photos and as I’m sure you would all concur, photos of your loved ones are a precious thing that you can never have enough of. (If you’re interested in learning more about our portrait shoots, email us at seespotsphoto@yahoo.com.)

We set a date, which happened to be only a few days after I had knee surgery.  My guy, Sean, graciously agreed to help carry light stands and camera bags and such.  Melissa pulled double duty by being both subject and assistant, setting everything up at each location since I was on crutches.

M & N

M & N

The theme for the shoot was rustic/outdoors-y, which as strong hikers, bikers and dog walkers, was a true reflection of their personalities.  So, we found some colorful leaves and an old barn, and went to it.

Now, as I mentioned, I was on crutches, only a few days post-op and I only had so much strength that day.  I did as many series as I could before I started to feel tired.  During the last pose (in which their dog Hope wrapped them up in a leash), Nick surprised us all by pulling a ring out of his pocket and asking her to marry him!

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

Nick got an A+ for picking the right time to ask.  She was doing something she loved (photos) with people she loved and now has pictures so she will never forget it.  I’d say it was a successful shoot, wouldn’t you? 😉

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12 Responses to “A Lovely Surprise”

  1. Hope November 15, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    Absolutely! How Cool is THAT??? Congratulations to the couple! 🙂

    • seeingspotsphoto November 15, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

      It was really awesome. I definitely got a little misty-eyed when he pulled a ring out!

  2. Arline Couture November 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Congratulations!!!

  3. Carissa November 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    How sweet! And may I say, that is a very well-behaved dog!

    • seeingspotsphoto November 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      She is a good girl. She was a rescue, and it took a lot of patience and love on the couple’s part to get her to listen so well. Like most rescues though, she was worth the effort!

  4. jhucksphotog November 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    I love the leash photo! Absolutely precious

  5. Cris December 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Nice story. Hope your knee is much better by now. Nice set of photos. Loved the one of the dog and leash. You got the essence there.

    And thank you for stopping by my f-stop fantasy blog and liking Skeletal Remains. Be sure to check out the other post I did today, Guardian of the Dead.

    Like your icon.

    • seeingspotsphoto December 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you! Knee is getting there, I’m almost to the end of my physical therapy and definitely feel like I’m getting stronger. Almost time to start being active again! A few photo hikes, perhaps… 😉

      • Cris December 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

        Well, good luck to you and your knee. I hope you live somewhere nice an warm if you’re entertaining of going hiking anytime soon. Unless your like my son, who would be happy sleeping in a homemade snow cave on the side of a mountain. 🙂

      • seeingspotsphoto December 11, 2013 at 3:49 am #

        haha Nope, it’s actually snowing here today. But I’m not the sort who prefers the cold, I just happen to live it in. I will leave the ice caves to your son! haha

      • Cris December 11, 2013 at 6:43 am #

        You and me both. LOL We had 2-3 inches of snow on Sunday-too cold to melt much. Snow seems to follow me around, even though I live 2-3,000 lower and am farther to the south than I used to be.

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