September 4, 2020

A session with a surprise! | Arlington, VA Family and Senior Photographer

This is NOT your average family session. Just a friendly warning that the end takes a fun little twist. Go ahead and scroll to the bottom, I’ll wait. 

See?? I told you! This was my second time photographing this sweet family so when the Dad emailed me beforehand saying he was going to pop THE question, I was thrilled to be a part of it. We had a great time getting to know each other last year, Mom and I have been chatting on Instagram since their last session, so I was excited to capture this exciting moment in their lives. 

We met at Green Spring Garden on a lovely Friday evening. Mom told me she wanted a location with lots of flowers so when I showed her pictures from this location she fell in love. I am in awe of how many flowers grow here and are in bloom almost all year long.  There a lot of things I consider when a momma tells me what she wants for their session, but of all my locations around Northern Virginia this is one of my favorite if you want gardens and tons of flowers. 

Dad and I decided it was best to carry on with a normal session and then pop the question at the end. We came up with a code word and I photographed him and the baby alone right before to make sure everything was good to go. I try to take photos of you and your spouse at the end of the session. We proceeded with that normal flow which made it an easy transition to the proposal. My heart was beating so fast! I was emotionally invested at this point and honored to be capturing this moment for them. I love the picture of them hugging and kissing BEFORE the proposal compared to the one AFTER the proposal. You can feel the difference!

Thanks for letting me be a part of this! A session with a surprise proposal was on my bucket list. Check!