SHANE + BECKY | SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL AT MA + PA TRAIL PARK
Today, I'm sharing the first proposal I've ever captured! Photographing that exciting moment when someone is offering to be someone else's everything for the rest of their lives, it's intense! I nearly had a heart attack hiding in the swampy bushes of the Ma + Pa trail when I saw Shane walking Becky to the willow tree he loved from his daughter's portrait session just a week or so earlier. Thanks to our close friends Laura + Steven for being my portrait client decoys!
Shane is a close friend of mine, someone I've known since our awkward teen years where drama was the flavor of each and every month. He's a steadfast and faith driven person who deserved this second chance at a happily ever after. This man overcame a mountain of struggles, all of which had been thrown at him turning his world upside down. He fought for what was right, prayed when he thought he couldn't go on, and trusted that a better day was coming. And how amazing it is to see this man now have a loyal and loving woman by his side, saying "yes" to his proposal to be his wife! She was completely surprised and couldn't believe how well everyone kept this secret! Shane's entire story (and this new chapter with Becky beginning in September) are a testimony to how God can turn any heartbreak into a happily ever after.
Congrats to Shane + Becky!