When I first spoke to Jeremy, and he mentioned we was looking for a photographer to document his proposal to Anna, I could tell he was anxious for this to be perfect. After several phone calls, ideas being thrown back and forth a plan for me to be his Tybee engagement photographer formed. I knew Jeremy was very detail orientated so I even took him on a virtual tour of how he would walk out with Anna & where he would propose by sending him iphone photos as I walked through it myself. I even told Jeremy I would place a stick poking out of the sand that he could toss to the side and that would be exactly where he dropped down on one knee with the Tybee Island Lighthouse in the background. Who knew that the only woman and her friend insight would be collecting shells and driftwood on the beach and would come only minutes after I placed the stick there and begin yanking it out. I could see Jeremy and Anna coming around the corner into view about 100 yards away and this poor unknowing women getting whisper-yelled at by me. “CCHHT! CHHT! No! No!” Her seeing me and her body language changing from “Oh, what is this?” to ” Oh, no! Oh, I’m very sorry!” and “I’ll put it back right now.” Let me apologize now kind beach lady who didn’t mean any harm.
Well, as you can see below, it all worked out. Planning an surprise proposal can be full of more surprises than you think. I’m sure Anna and Jeremy are use to it being that they own and run the very elegant design firm Alore, where they style many weddings and glamorous events throughout Miami and the southern Florida area. These two were very endearing to watch and so gracious in their words of appreciation for documenting this day in their personal history. Thank you both for sharing your lives with me and for treating me like an old, dear friend. My best to you both in your future together.