Scottsdale Farm Surprise Proposal | Allison + Justin
Allison is a good friend of mine and if there is one person who deserves a happily ever after, it's her. She met her boyfriend Justin as a teenager and they eventually found their way back to each other as adults and are now madly in love. When Justin approached me and asked if I would like to be involved in the proposal I immediately answered YES!! I arranged a couples session with Allison under the ruse that I needed a couple to model for me in a location I was eager to shoot at. Justin and I decided that Scottsdale Farm in Milton, On would be the perfect romantic backdrop for their session. We devised a plan to start the shoot off normally and then halfway through, pop the question and continue on as an engagement session. Justin had a very clear idea about how he wanted to propose, so we created some chalkboards and came up with an idea to play a game that would surprise Allison. I gave each couple a board and asked them some questions. They each had to write down their answers and then reveal them to each other. My favourite moment of the day was when Allison registered what Justin wrote on his board and immediately started crying tears of happiness. For me, it was amazing to be able to experience such a joyful moment with my friend, I will never forget it.
If I were to offer some advice to all the boyfriends out there thinking of proposing to their loved ones, I would say seriously consider having someone photograph it. Often times the moment is such a whirlwind, it is nice to look back to relive it. The tangible moment offered through a photograph can be shared for generations and it will make your proposal unforgettable.