I was recently contacted by a great wedding planner in Columbus about shooting a surprise proposal in Yellow Springs. I was thrilled at the idea because shooting proposals is one of my favorite things to shoot!!! There is so much excitement and well, it’s a surprise, so it’s so much fun to be one of the players and capture it. Oh and the absolute joy!! Amazing!!!
We met at this great coffee shop in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The Spirited Goat Coffee Shop was alive with bright colors, an incredible aroma of coffee and people all over engaged in conversation. Well, some were talking while others tapped at their computers or read books, newspapers, or magazines, but all had coffee of some sort.
A kind man switched chairs for me so that I could sit by the door and have a better view of their table. Then he and I chatted while I waited to get the signal from Katie that the couple was about to walk through the door. A short while later, I got the signal.
It was time!!!
Sam and Cass walked by me and I tried to act like I was fidgeting with my camera while the man and I talked. Only they can tell you if I pulled off being a non-essential bystander, but I like to think I blended in 🙂 They ordered their drinks while they looked around the room and then over at the empty table. And then finally I was able to really get some shots!
Sam had a custom made puzzle of one of their photos of the two of them hiking. The two sipped their coffees and talked as they put the puzzle together. I snapped shots and tried not to seem completely interested in what they were doing.
I knew it was close to time when Sam reached for her pocket.
Cass finished the puzzle and Sam took out the ring, dropped to one knee, and asked Cass to marry her.
It was magical <3
Sam picked out a gorgeous black diamond to propose. Isn’t it beautiful!!??!?
Sam and Cass shared a few moments together and then I finally introduced myself! We had never met since Katie had been my only contact to keep this a total surprise. I asked if they had a few minutes to take a few photos outside and I’m so happy they said yes! They were so sweet together and so in love!!!
Aren’t they adorable!!?!
LOVE how happy Cass is here!!!! Her smile is contagious!!!
I love surprise proposal sessions!!! I would love to do more, so if you know anyone in Yellow Springs or around the Southwest/Central Ohio area that is going to propose, please send them my way!!