Some people in life find their person when they are young, while others find theirs when they’ve already grown for a while. The couple for today’s blog post is one that met and fell in love young. Taylor and Lexa started dating in their early teens, and they have stayed together and grown together. They’ve also grown more in love every single day, and after years of dating, Taylor contacted me to help plan a surprise proposal for Lexa.
We planned to meet at a location where they could be close to the river here in Columbia, South Carolina, and it just happens that the Gervais Street Bridge made the perfect back drop for their session. Taylor and I planned to surprise Lexa about half-way through their session so we could have time to photograph them together after Taylor popped the question.
Our plan was this: Taylor would put the ring in my camera bag when Lexa was not looking at the beginning of our session, and we would shoot their first outfit as if nothing was out of the ordinary. Just a casual couples session… or so Lexa thought! I told Taylor I would get Lexa alone in front of my camera down by the river, give Taylor the signal, and let her walk up behind Lexa and pop the question!
Thankfully, everything went off without a hitch, aka I didn’t loose the ring and Lexa said the right answer!
I hope you enjoy these images from Taylor’s surprise proposal to Lexa, and I’m incredibly honored to be a same-sex wedding photographer in South Carolina!
I love Lexa’s hat!!
AND, here’s the image right before Taylor popped the question!
Lexa’s reaction is EVERYTHING!!
Lexa at this moment, “ARE YOU SERIOUS?!”
Her first reaction to having the ring on her finger is just the cutest!
Love this one of Taylor looking at me, as if to say, “We did it!!”
Just look at that ring, thooo!!!
Pulled the hat back out for a few…
Congrats, ladies!! I couldn’t be more happy for you!
Be sure to wish the couple congrats in the comments!!