Early last month, we received an request to photograph a special surprise proposal. Casey was planning to propose to his beautiful girlfriend of over a decade + wanted to preserve the moment - OMG how could we say no!?!
Casey + Lauren met in high school, shared a class together+ have been inseperable ever since. Watching them together, it's apparent they have a deep love + respect for one another + their families. This was evident as Casey chose a proposal location that had significant meaning for Lauren. Her grandmother worked at Point Vicente Interpretive Center + they had plaques posted in honor of her throughout the center. Over the years, their interests have intertwined + if not, you can bet they made an intentional effort to participate in whatever hobby/activity the other was interested in. Lauren didn't used to watch NASCAR but because it's something Casey had an interest in, she invested her time into watching it with him + has also come to enjoy it herself. But, what made this moment more wonderful + memorable was it coincided with her birthday (What an awesome birthday surprise!) AND they have a little one on the way! While the day started out as a proposal shoot, it turned in a mini maternity session as well - that's always fun! As an added bonus, this shoot is near to our hearts as we all share the same proposal anniversary =) Yeah, we bonded over that + it was awesome!
It was a joy to share in such an intimate + personal moment. A huge CONGRATULATIONS + THANK YOU to Casey + Lauren for allowing us to document the start of your journey to becoming husband + wife/father + mother. We couldn't be more thrilled for what's ahead for you guys...Cheers to you both!