I’ve known Steve for as long as I can remember! When I try to think back… there isn’t a time that I can think of that I didn’t know Steve. I can’t remember when I met him or how, that’s how far back we go! It was definitely elementary school… that I know for sure.
Steve is the kind of guy that everyone knows and loves. He remembers the important dates… like your birthday! He leaves you a message every now and then and makes sure to include you on anything fun he’s getting in to. He always has a kind word or a joke to share and always a big hug!
So when I got a message from him asking if I might be available to photograph his proposal to Jessica… I squealed out loud! I couldn’t have been more excited or BE more excited for these two!
Jessica is wonderful and the best part about her… she keeps Steve on his toes! They are a perfect fit for each other and life for them is truly fun when they are together! They have all the makings of a beautiful and long life together!
Steve and I talked for a few weeks about how he wanted to propose. He knew he wanted to bring the pups along and he had already planned out a walk down at the Narrows in First Landing State Park.
It all seemed easy enough: I would get there ahead of time and find a spot on the beach somewhere that the pups could roam free and I would hide out! Simple right?!
Oh gosh it was so crazy that day that the story you would never believe if I shared it in full!
Let’s just say it was one of the first cooler days we have had here in Virginia Beach yet it was still a huge “beach day” for lots of people (despite the wind.) My thoughts about finding a place earlier on before they arrived were dashed by beach goers, clean up day for the American Heritage girls, paddle board lessons and even bike riding ninja turtles! Yep, I promise: Ninja Turtles with full costume and shells on bikes! X corps games were in full swing that morning and the sight was fun to see!
I knew Steve didn’t want to be on his phone all morning so I just decided to immerse myself with the American Heritage girls and wait for them to arrive!
I stealthily followed behind them, ducking behind trees and even hitting the deck at one point to avoid detection! We ended up in a beautiful little beach clearing that was the most perfect spot!
Enjoy the images from this amazing surprise! It is a morning I will never forget! I love all of Jessica’s facial expressions and her complete surprise at Steve on his knees! She is just so beautiful and so in love! Congratulations Steve and Jessica!
Best Saturday Morning Ever! Thank you both so much for letting me be a part of such a special moment! I am truly honored and can not wait to see what these years have in store for you!
And just so you can get the full idea of the crazy morning we all had…