Gabe+Shannon [michigan proposal ]

It is my new favorite thing when I do a proposal and they want a few extra photos as a freshly engaged couple! There are so many emotions, and I love the raw happiness flowing from everyone. That includes me too!

Gabe proposed to Shannon on a warm September evening. He had been working on his plan for weeks, making sure all the details were taken care of, including having his sister [a rock star hair stylist] do Shannon’s hair for the occasion! 

I hid in the tall grass waiting for them to arrive at the nature reserve, and I was bubbling with excitement. When he dropped to one knee and asked Shannon to be his forever, she burst into tears, followed by tears from Gabe, annnnnd then me behind the camera! It was a beautifully sweet moment. 

They spent the next half hour with smiles stretched all the way up to their ears, talking about how they couldn’t believe this day was finally here. I followed them around and simply captured them. No real posing, just preserving this day. 

Congratulations Gabe+Shannon!! 

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