Such a gorgeous and sweet couple, so much in love! This young man really set the bar high for other men out there as he planned this very elaborate surprise engagement. We and the Potomac Point Winery became quite involved as we helped him scheme by creating a mock complimentary photo session drawing that included the winery sending a letter to notify his girlfriend that she had won. He also secretly invited her family from out of state to witness this very special event and he even made a detailed plan of how to keep the family hidden in the winery as we were to move throughout the winery taking photographs.
When the day finally arrived and everything in this elaborate plan was perfectly in place, we arrived at the winery to meet this "new" couple. Joel and I were so nervous that we would blow the surprise. We drilled it into our heads that this was a "couple" session and not an "engagement" session. It was even more difficult to pretend to not know the man behind all of this scheming, whom we have been working with over the last several weeks and had met with on one occasion.
As we worked with the couple and saw how they interacted, there was no question to the depth of their affections and it was revealed even more so as we reflected upon this young man's intricate, careful and considerate plan to express his love to his future fiancé and before all of the witnesses that he invited to take part. Oh what joy and adrenalin as this session carried on smoothly and as we worked towards the "place" where it was to all happen. What a breathtaking evening overlooking this stunning winery and witnessing the confession of an even more breathtaking love.
More images to come!