Shelbi is my dear friend and Josh is my new friend. Proposals are some of my favorite things to shoot! Sometimes I cry, sometimes I giggle and sometimes I do both. This location in Salt Lake City was just gorgeous. I’ve never shot here before and just seeing so many beautiful places to take photos was so fun!
Shelbi modeled for me in a styled shoot I did last summer, so I was EXTREMELY excited when Josh asked if I would photograph him proposing during their couples shoot. Of course I said yes!!! He wanted to ask her right away but you could definitely tell there were some nervous feelings going on. It was so funny and it was so hard not to make it awkward and weird and quiet because I wanted him to ask her when he felt it was right but without totally blowing it off and not being ready with my camera. Shelbi and Josh met at family home evening and have been inseparable since! I’ve never seen Shelbi so happy and it makes my heart happy that she is.
She finally told Josh that he was making her nervous and she didn’t know why or why it was weird and then he asked her to stand right in front of him, grabbed the ring box out of his pocket and got down on one knee. I basically had tears forming in my eyes. Shelbi looked at me with THEE most PRICELESS look on her face, EVER! None of us could believe it was happening but it was so sweet and Shelbi was so surprised. She just started screaming and hugging and screaming some more! I can’t blame her! She didn’t know that I was in on it and was so excited she couldn’t speak! I love doing these types of sessions. They’re so much fun!! :)
Shelbi, Josh… I’m so glad that I was there to capture this moment and thank you for letting me take photos of you two! I’m so so so so excited for your journey together and I cannot wait to hear about all of your adventures!