Rose & Devin {Proposal + Engagement Photoshoot}

Hello friends!

It was a freezing, rainy day when Rose and her cousin walked down to the pavilion to get a snack, and instead found Devin down on one knee. I was hiding behind the woodpile with my camera, trying not to let too much rain soak through my boots… But the uncomfortable weather was worth it because Rose said yes! And we got cute pictures!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from this memorable December day. πŸ™‚

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Rose’s cousin Gwyn had helped Devin plan the proposal, which happened at Gwyn’s house. I got there early and Devin and I went down to the barn to finish setting up and scout out the best location for me to hide. It was seriously SO cold and wet as evidenced by Devin sitting beside a space heater covered with a blanket while we waited. HAHA. Good times.

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I took a few ring pictures while we waited for Gwyn’s text that they were about to come down. Devin found the most adorable little mushroom ring box on Etsy and some little bee decorations to go with the “Honeybee” theme of the proposal. I loved it!

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Finally, when we could hardly stand the suspense any longer, Gwyn texted that they were on their way. Devin played their song on a speaker as we waited with bated breath. (Proposal photoshoots are so exciting, and I’m just the photographer!) Rose stepped into the barn and… this happened. *grins*

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AH IT MADE ME SO HAPPY! Despite my camera shutter clicking in close proximity to her, Rose was too surprised and excited to notice I was there until I stood up and congratulated her. It was great.

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As Devin had planned, we did a small engagement photoshoot after congratulations were passed all around. He wanted me to get a shot of them with the decorations he’d thoughtfully set up – pretty lights, Rose’s favorite flower in her favorite color, and little honeybees to go with the name of their song.

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Look how cute they are. πŸ™‚ I had only met Rose a few times via Gwyn, her cousin and my friend, but quickly found out she’s a lot of fun to be around. I was thrilled to get to be a small part of such a special day for her and Devin.

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This was one of the first shots I took, before I started posing them. Gwyn was like, “Yep, that’s pretty natural.” πŸ˜›

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God answered our prayers and mostly held off the rain during the actual proposal and engagement shoot, but they still used a quilt a few times to combat the cold. And because it made nice pictures. πŸ˜‰

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I told them I was going to take an old-fashioned, serious black-and-white photo of them; they nailed it. Haha.

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One of my favorite things about asking for a serious photo is the smiles you get when you tell them they don’t have to be serious anymore.

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I just really love this one. ❀ (And isn’t the pond in the background pretty?)

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The cloudy day made Rose’s pretty red sweater pop even more.

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Another sweet B&W moment.

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I brought along some fairy lights to try out a technique I’d just learned: hold the lights next to the camera lens and focus on your subject. It creates such a pretty, glowy bokeh effect.

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Hehe this one makes me smile.

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Kinda artsy, no?

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We’ll end with a shot of the stunning ring which used to be Rose’s grandmother’s. Isn’t it gorgeous?!

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Working on this post made me smile so much; I hope it did the same for you. πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me capture a piece of your story, Rose and Devin! I loved getting to know you guys a bit better and witness your love, joy, humor, and thoughtfulness. Best wishes for your upcoming marriage!

Which picture was your favorite?

Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!

***Allison***

11 thoughts on “Rose & Devin {Proposal + Engagement Photoshoot}

  1. Allison, you always do a tremendous job on the couples and engagement photoshoots! Each time, I’m always awed by the way you tie nature and portraits together! (And what a perfect day, in spite of the cold!) Congrats to the happy couple!

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  2. These photos are absolutely beautiful!! I just used twinkle lights in a photoshoot for the first time myself, and I LOVED the affect too!!! Why did I wait so long to try this out? Ha, ha! Awesome job with your photos, as always!

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