Right after Thanksgiving, I announced a little Christmas contest, and there were so many great entries….I really have no idea how I would have gone about picking. Probably would have had to do a random-draw-out-of-a-hat or something, until Lance sent me an email that went something like this……
I don’t know if this will make any difference, but I just bought Kathryn a ring, and if you happen to pick us for the contest, I will propose at the end of the session. Hmmm…. my decision suddenly got a whole lot easier! I’ve never had the opportunity to photograph a proposal, and there was no way I was passing this up.
The entire (Christmas-themed) session was dreamy and just looking through the pictures makes me want to drink eggnog and listen to She & Him Christmas songs….. in a red flannel shirt….by the fire….while roasting chestnuts. However, I am saving those pictures for a little closer to the holidays. For today, a sneak peak only, as well as THE PROPOSAL!
I got to sneak a few pictures of the ring while Kathryn was doing last minute prep in the house….gorgeous, isn’t it?!
Thanks, Laura Beth, for providing our “faux” snow-storm!
A little more than a typical sneak peek….but I couldn’t help myself! There are lots more coming soon, though!!
The PROPOSAL: Lance and Kathryn had been talking about getting engaged for awhile, but because of a recent car accident, Lance was pretty confident he had her convinced it was going to be several more months until he would be able to actually purchase a ring. However, we knew the girl in her would have to wonder if this shoot might not be a good time and be on the lookout. So we decided to wait until the very end of the shoot. Lance came up the with idea, and it was precious….and I even got to play a part in it!
One of the coolest features of our shoot location was a wishing well. When we were technically finished with the shoot, I started to say my goodbyes and thank them, then suddenly remembered “one more” shot Iwanted to get….Guys, this may be totally cheesy, but I had this one last idea…… for you guys to make a Christmas wish in the well,you know, to incorporate the cute wishing well?? I dug around in my camera bag for two pennies (which Lance had prepped me with) and stepped back to shoot the “wish”.
After they tossed their coins, Lance casually asked Kathryn what she had wished for…..I was so caught up in the shoot, I forgot to even make a wish, she laughed. Lance, however, remembered to make a wish. He proceeded to pull his “wish” straight up out of the well…..and then dropped to one knee, ring in hand……
She said yes without a second thought… and I think she liked the ring, too!!
One last kiss…..
Check back next week….for more from Kathryn and Lance’s Christmas themed shoot…..and in case you can’t tell, these two went ALL OUT designing fun sets for this shoot! I can’t wait to share the entire session. Happy Friday!