Just a few weeks ago I had the honor of being in on a super top secret mission! Mike reached out to me to let me know he would be surprising his girlfriend during a weekend trip to Portsmouth, NH. I LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE shooting proposals, there is so much excitement in the air and a little bit of ninja action on my part to make sure their counterpart isn’t tipped off by anything! Originally we had planned to have the event go down in the gardens of Prescott Park.. turns out they had just ripped up all the previous plants and were refreshing the soil…. not ideal for a romantic setting. Thankfully Mike was quick on his feet and decided to use the area near the water that also has an anchor and proper seacoast backdrop. It was a cloudy windy New England spring day but I’m fairly certain Courtney’s adrenaline warmed her right up as her reaction speaks for itself , needless to say she had no idea what was happening until that magical ring peeked out of Mike’s hand! We walked through a few parts of town to create some images to celebrate their engagement before they went off to enjoy a celebratory meal and call family and friends. Congratulations Mike and Courtney! Thank you so much for allowing me to photograph such an epic moment in your lives and to be a part of the start of your story!