His message said, “Would you be available for a photo shoot on the morning of June 25th?” He didn’t have to explain because I knew exactly what he was asking. CJ was ready to ask Sam to marry him and I was going to get to capture that exact moment.
CJ had it all planned out. He invited some of their closest family and friends to Saude Creek Vineyards to help celebrate this most joyous occasion. I waited in anticipation with everyone as CJ and Sam arrived to the vineyard and began making their way out back. Far enough away to keep their conversation private, still I couldn’t help but get teary eyed while looking through my lens. Their body language just said it all. So much happiness. So much love. CJ presented Sam with the engagement ring that belonged to her late mother. What a beautiful and meaningful way to honor her.
The celebration continued all afternoon as family and friends surrounded the newly engaged couple. I was so happy to have been a part of it all! It was entirely too hard to narrow down these images so enjoy all the loveliness I’ve packed into this blog!
Congratulations again, CJ and Sam! Happy planning!