I got a message on Facebook from a lady about photographing her daughter's boyfriend proposing to her daughter, while her daughter was thinking she was just going to get photos done with her family. I was beyond ecstatic for this opportunity, partially because I had never captured a moment like this before, but also because once I looked closer at who had just messaged me, I found out this mother was asking me to photograph the proposal between two people I went to high school with!
I mean, I used to see them holding hands in the hallways. My locker was even next to Sean's, which I saw Hailie at often.
It filled me with absolute joy when I finally realized Hailie was about to be proposed to. She had no idea! I'm so grateful that Hailie's mom, Jennifer, asked me to do this, because this proposal was so stinkin' sweet, and it's amazing that I was able to capture the beginning of a new chapter for them.
Sean spoke some beautifully sweet words before getting down on his knee to ask Hailie to spend the rest of her life with him, all while Hailie was hiding her face behind her gloves because of "ugly crying" (yeah right, Hailie, not possible). I love seeing love blossom and really last the way theirs has. Their relationship is strong, inspiring, and beautiful. I don't think it could be seen any other way.
Congratulations to these adorable high school sweethearts on their engagement! I look forward to the many more milestones you two will endure together.