When Philip contacted me about photographing his proposal, I was so impressed with his attention to detail. He confided that his beautiful girlfriend Tara is a master planner, and he was determined to out-do her with this magical night.  Philip, your love for Tara is even brighter than the gorgeous diamond you put on her ring.

The evening began at the delicious  Cafe Provencal; many thanks to their  coordinator Carroll Bull for pulling this off with out a hitch! Philip arranged for what Tara thought was a meal for her and her best friend, Trisha, to dine on the patio. He had everything in place, right down to champagne and flowers.When Tara arrived for dinner,Trishaexcused herself and left Tara waiting alone at the table. What Tara didn’t know; the lady seated a table over (me!) had a camera in her lap, and there was a videographer hiding in the bushes! As soon as Philip stepped into the courtyard, the secret was out.

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Of course Tara said yes! She didn’t realize that Philip had more in store for her…Tara’s family and closest friends were tucked away, peeking through the window and watching with great anticipation…you can see them peeking down in the photo below! After a few hugs and kisses, we stole away for some celebration portraits. Tara and Philip, you two look incredible together.

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After enjoying a mini photo session, we headed inside to grab dinner. Tara came through the door to the applause and congratulations from her friends and family…the look on her face says it all. Philip, you pulled off the perfect proposal. May you two have many happy years together!



Truly a wonderful event and got lucky with the weather. Pictures captured memories for a life time!

Adorable couple. I would love to photograph a proposal. She looks radiant! You did a wonderful job capturing their moment.