Photographing My Best Friend’s Proposal

When Matt sent me a text message on the Thursday before Christmas I just knew what it would entail. He was about to propose to my best friend. What started as a discussion on the where and when turned into the who and what as well. I would be starting Amie’s morning with breakfast and coffee with a walk down to the Orange Circle where her darling boyfriend would be awaiting her with a ring in hand.

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Of course, several minute details of the day caused several mishaps like Matt falling asleep after his night shift and barely making it in time to propose and Amie having one of the many colds of the winter season. Those small “almost missed the moment” moments will add the depth every good proposal story needs.

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I will always remember the day as the morning I cried on the phone with my mom as I drove to Orange County in the anticipation of the day.  The morning I drank too much coffee to stall the soon to be bride before the [so far] best moment of her life. The morning I got to witness, and photograph, when my best friend’s man of her dreams got down on one knee with their dog in tow. And the morning where she said yes.

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Amie calling her family to spread the great news!

Thank you Matt for making my best friend of the happiest girls in the world. And thank you for allowing me to be a part of that oh so special morning in Orange.

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P.S. In the craziness of the morning and a case of the common proposal nerves along with the urgency of keeping hidden until the last moment, Matt is disguised dressed like a homeless man. 😉 Everyone keeps asking that so I might as well say that here and now as well.

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