This surprise proposal was featured on HowHeAsked.com
Wow. This session is why I do what I do! I did a model call a week before the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, hoping for a couple that was willing to get up before the sun rose to run around the festival! When Claribell responded to the model call, I was so excited! The best part was that Claribell’s message said “We are currently hunting around for photographers for engagement sessions and wanted to do one before getting engaged… Not sure when the whole engagement thing is happening because it’s supposed to be a surprise, and he’s not so great at them 😂” SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS IN STORE!
The next day, I received a message from Tim. “Hi Sadie! I’m Claribell’s boyfriend and this is the perfect opportunity for me to propose to her doing the shoot.” I died. It was perfect timing, and because Claribell had scheduled the shoot, she had absolutely no idea about what was going to happen! Tim and I planned a cue for him to propose: I was going to have them get back to back, and think of three things they loved about each other. While Claribell turned around, Tim got down on one knee.
After running around a bit through crowds of people and balloons, we went off to the side away from some of the people, and gave them the cue. The moment Claribell turned around was the sweetest. Everything froze in time, and it was just the two of them. I couldn’t do it justice with words, so thankfully, there’s pictures.
You can read more about these high school sweethearts, and their story on the featured article at HowHeAsked by the Knot