My goodness, where do I even begin? This Richmond proposal was absolute perfection and I’m so honored to have been there to capture it all. Richard contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I was available to secretly photograph his proposal to his college sweetheart, Virginia. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this sweet couple from Christopher Newport University and so it came as no surprise that after 4 years of dating, Richard was ready to promise forever to Virginia.
With a chance of rain, Richard and I met earlier in the day to scope out Maymont Park and prepare a rain plan to be safe. I returned a few hours later and made my way to my secret hiding spot behind a tree. I waited for the “5-minutes out” text and held my breath. I honestly don’t know who was more nervous, Richard or me! Far enough away not to be heard but close enough to witness it happen, it was such a beautiful exchange of emotions between this sweet couple. The smiles across both their faces was so endearing and a direct reflection of the love these two share for one another.
Following the proposal, we made our way through the park to take engagement photos. The sun remained shining and we had the whole park to ourselves. These two are ridiculously photogenic and have the best smiles! I don’t think either one of them stopped smiling for a single second. It was pure JOY!
Deciding which photos to share was more difficult than ever so be prepared for a lengthy gallery below! Congratulations again to Richard and Virginia!