Today we have a special treat for you, a two part proposal and engagement session by Distinction Studio! Here is what photographer Rachel had to say about the proposal!
One of the most magical things to photograph and be a part of is a proposal! When Trevor contacted me to photograph him proposing to his girlfriend, Jackie, I was thrilled! It went like this, Trevor and I met up for coffee and went over all the details of the proposal. By the end of talking through everything, Trevor had the most perfect afternoon planned for his fiancée-to-be. When the big day came, Trevor and Jackie drove out to Walter’s Fruit Ranch on Green Bluff. When I found them in the apple orchard, I told an elaborate story about how I was a photojournalist writing an article about Green Bluff… then I asked if I could snap a few photos. It was so cool because we got some photos before they were even engaged!
My story worked out perfectly and Jackie still had no idea what was going on! After a few minutes, the happy (not-yet-engaged) couple went on their way. Then the moment came… Trevor stopped in the middle of the rows of apple trees and got down on his knee. He popped the question and she said yes! Giving them some time to themselves to enjoy the moment, I just sat back and photographed (I might have even shed some tears!). Trevor told Jackie about his entire hidden photographer plan. She turned around and everything started coming together… now I could explain to her that I was not really a photojournalist writing an article on Greenbluff, but Rachel of Distinction Studio who was there to capture the moment they went from being boyfriend and girlfriend to being engaged! Jackie couldn’t believe it… she just kept saying that she had no idea. It was at this time I had a surprise for Trevor.
Distinction Studio always strives to go above and beyond what people expect, so my thought was Trevor has this huge surprise for Jackie… I should surprise him with something… Distinction Studio not only photographed the entire proposal but we also got it on video! The video even has direct quotes from Trevor and Jackie about their special day. (Now, myself/Distinction Studio don’t claim to be a videographer, but it’s always fun to do something a little new and different right?!?! And my gosh I think the video turned out pretty fabulous!) We ended the afternoon with a mini-engagement session and got some fabulous images of the newly engaged couple. In all, we had way too much fun smiling and laughing together! Trevor and Jackie are the couple who just enjoys life and all it has to offer, I was so honored to have been a part of such an amazing and magical moment for them!