Alyssa & Richard Surprise Engagement Proposal | UIUC, IL

Posted by on April 27, 2013 in Engagement, Featured, Homepage, Portraits, Weddings | 0 comments

It’s always exciting when a client you don’t know contacts you out of the blue asking for a photoshoot. It’s even more exciting when they have an elaborate plan as to how they are going to propose marriage to their significant other and that they have chosen you to be part of that plan! That is exactly what happened two weeks ago when I got a call from Richard. Richard had been dating Alyssa for five years and was thinking it was finally time to pop the big question. He wanted the proposal to be captured on camera, so he scheduled it the day of her birthday, and that morning, he announced that for her special day he had gotten her a makeover at Sephora and a professional photoshoot so they could get some nice pictures together. Alyssa looked gorgeous when she arrived. We started the shoot at the location that they met on their first date, a fateful five years ago, at the Beckman quad. We meandered through the campus, had Cocomero on the quad, got some super fun photos at the main library, (Alyssa is a librarian and did her master’s at UIUC), and ended where they finished their first date–at the Weston Fountain on the Business quad.  The pictures tell the rest of the story:

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Congratulations to you both, Richard and Alyssa, and thank you again so much for including me in this very special day!  It was SUCH an honor. More photos from the actual engagement shoot (although, technically isn’t since it was before they were engaged…) to come!


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