Jake & Meredith Secret Proposal on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, GA
Jake reached out to me through my website last week to inform me he would be proposing to his girlfriend, Meredith, on Driftwood Beach on May 19, "would I be interested?" My answer? "Heck yes I'm interested!" Excuse me but any time I get a front row seat to surprising the love of a life or sweetness or acts of kindness or anything else that makes my heart swell, you can just gone ahead & sign me up! We met at 10:30 the morning-of to devise a master plan & parted ways until the "big moment!"
I was uncertain how it would look should I get caught so I decided to bring a friend/colleague to pretend I was taking pictures of her. (I'm a TERRIBLE liar when I'm caught on-the-spot but a pretty mediocre actor.) The beach was semi-crowded and there is always a group of people with a camera in-hand. Jake gave me a 30-minute timeline that they would be crossing my path, which felt like the longest 30 minutes of my life. I mean, my arms & legs started going numb from the lack of blood flow my heart was beating so fast. (Dramatic? I don't even care.) I finally spotted them & I began giving modeling commands to my colleague. Meredith was even nice enough to let me finish taking a picture before they walked in front of my camera! Moments later, Jake was dropping a knee & asking her hand in marriage.
After the proposal, we made time to take photographs of the newly engaged couple & this will go down as one of my most favorite sessions ever. The love these two have for one another is unquestionable & I couldn't be happier for them!
Thank you, Jake, for letting me capture this very special moment & congratulations to you both!