The French Quarter is home to a lot of surprise proposals, and as a wedding photographer who lives only a few blocks from Jackson Square, I get my fair share of calls to photograph these magical moments.
In the days leading up to the proposal to his girlfriend Caroline, Jason and I were in constant communication. Stalking the weather app, marking out his position, confirming the permit with the City of New Orleans parks department. My heart pounded as he texted me updates from their romantic morning carriage ride, keeping me apprised of their arrival time. Wearing the outfits he described to me, they walked into view and it was easy to see what all the fuss was about. Caroline is a radiant beauty and so completely in love with Jason. Totally confused as he dropped to one knee with the gorgeous St. Louis Cathedral towering up behind him, she eventually caught on when he took the ring from his pocket.
Jason had apprised her parents of his plans, and they were nearby and ready to come help celebrate when Caroline called to tell her folks the good news. The family headed off to a celebratory lunch at Galatoire’s and I was able to spend a few minutes taking some posed engagement portraits of the newly engaged couple. Here are my favorites from my surprise proposal and engagement portrait session in Jackson Square park last Friday:
UPDATE 2/25/14- Jason wrote me the most fabulous google review and I just have to share it with you. I am a low in quantity, high in quality kind of wedding photographer. I am humbled and honored whenever anyone chooses to spend their hard-earned money on my services, and it is very important to me to always do everything I can to serve my client and provide them the best photography I can. It is wonderful to know that I have succeeded. Here is Jason’s google review:
“Babs made our proposal a dream come true. She caught the perfect shot at the perfect moment in the perfect location. Not only did she do all of that, but days beforehand she took the time to find the exact spot where I would propose and sent me pictures, so I would be 100% certain. In every aspect she went above and beyond what I was expecting…not to mention the beautiful photos that we will cherish forever.”
Happy customers make me happy. Please get in touch if you are looking for a wedding photographer or a photographer for your surprise proposal. I am currently accepting clients for 2014 and 2015.