I LOVE proposal stories! I love them so much that every one of my couples is asked about their proposal story and how it happened. The romantic in me just can’t help herself. I enjoy reading about the moment they turned a page in their lives and began a brand new chapter.
I often find behind each proposal story is a small army of people who are helping secretly plan to make this day a beautiful memory. Miranda was JR’s henchman. Miranda is such an amazing friend of Ryann. She drives to another state. Nearly 3 hours away to pull this off for her friend. Miranda did all the planning and enlisted my help to photograph the whole thing. I knew I would need a little help from my wedding team to make this day a complete success. The best plans come to fruition when there is a team of people working all at once.
Miranda pre-packed Ryann’s bag of clothes for her shoot. JR kept Miranda up to date on their estimated time of arrival. I met Miranda at Providence Canyon Park in Lumpkin, Georgia and we quickly scoped out a spot that was somewhat private and not too busy with visitors. Miranda had a few photos of them and some flowers to help set up the trail to follow and give JR a spot to pop the question. In the last 30 minutes, we devised a plan to help lead JR to his final destination. I left one of my team members up near the entrance of the trail to give us a heads up when they had arrived and lead them in the right direction after getting out of the car. We headed down into the trail to set everything up and wait.
It wasn’t long before JR was on his knee asking Ryann to marry him. A whole year of keeping the ring and waiting for the right moment had finally happened. All smiles after with a few happy tears from Ryann.
After the proposal, we hiked down into the canyon for some engagement photos. There is nothing like getting to know someone you just met than going on a long walk and exploring the cave with them. These two were so sweet to let me shoot till I dropped. I am so excited for them and their new season together after 5 years. JR & Ryann, welcome to the Samantha Rambo Photography Family! I was so humbled and honored to be your photographer.
Okay, I must admit… I love all of their snuggly images mostly because of how gorgeous Ryann is and JR’s face changes when he is close to her. <3