When Eric and I started talking about how he was planning to ask Kaytlin to marry him I threw out the option of us setting up a photo shoot where he could surprise her while I was shooting. The hardest part was not getting Kaytlin to agree to a random shoot or convince her that she had to get Eric to agree to the shoot. The hardest part of figuring out how to hide a ring box during a couple's shoot where they are constantly hugging/touching each other! Also... we were OF COURSE running late and the sun was setting very quickly. We almost changed locations at the last minute because of time constraints, but I am so glad we stuck to the plan... and it worked out perfectly.
Eric hid the ring box in his jacket pocket, which he conveniently left with me the first part of the shoot. I then suggested they put their jackets on because it was getting cold. They walked out to the spot I had chosen and I directed them to turn away from each other. This is what Eric and I had decided would be the signal for him to get the ring out. As I told them to turn back towards each other he dropped to one knee with the ring in hand (My heart is literally racing just typing this cause it was so exciting). Kaytlin lost it... she was so surprised she swatted Eric on the arm, yelled at me for being so sneaky, and then with a huge smile accepted the proposal. It was awesome and something I don't think I will ever forget.
Oh and they ended the shoot with finger guns... I mean, seriously these two are awesome :)
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of such an incredible moment. You two are awesome and I am so happy to call you friends!