When you’re a photographer, sometimes you get in on the best secrets. We got to capture Michelle and Jared last year with their adorable puppy Kenna and we just really enjoyed them so much as a couple! When Michelle booked this session with me at Hansen Tree Farm, I was so excited *and* I was secretly hoping that Jared would propose during the shoot.
I didn’t think it would happen because the day was getting so close, and I hadn’t received any news or updates that would make me think he was proposing. BUT THEN! The day before, I got a really sweet phone call. It was Jared! I knew right away that this was the big news! Guys don’t usually contact me…. unless they’re proposing 😉 Jared told me he had gone hunting in Canada, only to see one deer, so he had a lot of time to sit in a deer stand to think about this decision. He thought it’d be the right choice to make – to propose this Christmas season!
I got SO excited!!! As a photographer you don’t want to give away the surprise, so I was super nervous going into this shoot. “Just be cool,” I told myself. “Don’t say anything to give it away.” I was probably more nervous than Jared. He looked cool as a cucumber.
Anyways, since Michelle is such a great poser and trusts me, when I posed her in the strangest way she didn’t think twice. She followed instructions and didn’t turn around!!! When I asked her to fix Jared’s jacket she turned around to her man on one knee and with a beautiful, gorgeous diamond in his hand!
Jared’s words and Michelle’s reaction was SO sweet. Michelle immediately dropped to her knees to be with Jared and they were just so excited. They had me tearing up.
It’s clear this entire shoot they are just elated to be getting married. It was so much fun and truly made me so happy and I am so honored to have been a part of it. I’ll let the photos tell the rest!!! 🙂