He asked her to rise up as soon as the sun had begun its daily ascent above the horizon, where he then took her hand and gently led her to the beach for a quiet stroll along the sandy shores.
Little did he know, that secretly, her intuition had already suspected something big was about to happen. But, not wanting to unravel his careful and meticulously woven plan, she went along. Played along. Sharing a private smile within herself in between.
And that is where she said YES. It was there that Vera joyfully accepted Warren's charming, albeit slightly obvious plan of proposal :) For it didn't bother her... the lack of surprise. She was going to spend the rest of her life with him, and that is the crux of what mattered most :)
"He doesn't normally carry out such big gestures of romance. And asking me to wake up at the crack of dawn. That was the big giveaway" explained Vera, in her usual bubbly and sunny manner. They both laughed at the honesty of the comment, and so did I :)
I love hearing proposal stories. It's a real privilege to learn about how two people fall in love, and then listen to the instant in time when they realize there will be no other for them. So thank you to any of you out there that do share with me your story - I'm really honored to be allowed access to such a cherished and special moment. So when I heard Warren and Vera's proposal tale, it reminded me of the fact that sometimes, the biggest most elaborate schemes are not needed when planning to ask the love of your life to spend the rest of her days with you. Sometimes, all you need is a hearty dose of sincerity, smothered with alot of love and genuineness. It's the thought that counts :) And I mean that in the very best of ways.
I spent one beautiful autumn afternoon with Warren and Vera, along those same sandy shores back at the place where it all began.
Here are some of my favourite moments as we hung out together for our 2 hour session :) And I say 'hung out', because that is how our time together felt like :) Thank you Warren and Vera for such an awesome time! And for coming out with me on a weekday (readers, I can't tell how how much more AWESOME it is to have your e-session with me on a weekday - not only do you get to take a day off and spend it with your fabulous fiance, but you also get alot of the locations we visit ALL TO YOURSELF because there are no weekend crowds!) You both rocked the lens, and my camera loved you back for it. Thank you for being so fun (LOVE clients like that!!) and I can't wait until your wedding in september!! You are going to both look gorgeous, I just know it :)
Fun in the sand!
Warren and Vera are awesome! They climbed a tree for me! Then kissed and made funny faces! Ok, well, Warren needs to catch up a bit, but its okay, we forgive him. Vera totally know what it means to make a funny face! haha :) I love it when clients dress smart casual - there's just no way the following shots would have been possible if you were in a big white dress and high heels! Okay, maybe it might be, but you'd run the risk of ripping ur dress.
Love this shot.
And the following two are probably my favourite from the whole day. Love the sun when it is about to set. So, people!! This is what you get if you stay with me til the end of the day! :)
The sun setting. You can't get a better warm sun setting type of shot, then at a beach :)
And here is their slideshow :) Turn up your speakers and enjoy the extra lot of photos in the slideshow!