He asked. She said yes! This sunset beach proposal at the Resort at Longboat Key Club along the waterfront was so wonderfully romantic!
Jeremy contacted me last summer to let me know that he and his girlfriend Christie were planning a trip down to Longboat Key to visit with her parents for a small holiday break for the two of them. Little did Christie know that Jeremy was doing a little scheming with me and her folks to plan the perfect wedding proposal. These two are both teachers in Connecticut and met back in 2014 when they were both working together at the same inner-city school. For the first two years of teaching together, they were both apparently resisting the temptation to act upon their attraction for one another, in the eye of professionalism. Things really got started their third year teaching together with “Grad School Dates.” They both were enrolled in different online grad courses, so after school, Jeremy would come up to her classroom to keep each other company for hours while completing school work. As you can imagine, these sessions became increasingly less productive in terms of getting completing assignments, but more and more enjoyable as they grew closer and got to know each other on a personal level. Now that had now been together for a couple of years and Jeremy decided he wanted forever with Christie.
With the help of me and Christie’s parents, we set up the perfect beach proposal. Jeremy planned to head to the beach with Christie for a drink and to search for shells. We did have a little bit of a wrench in our game plan with it being in the midst of red tide here in Florida, but the beach at Longboat Key club had been cleaned and was nearly vacant so it worked to our advantage. Jeremy brought her to the water as her parents hung back near the club with drinks (and a fun surprise for later that you’ll have to scroll down to see!) and I swooped out of my hiding spot just as he dropped to one knee! He completely surprised her and she was ecstatic! She said yes and couldn’t wipe the smile off her face! We celebrated with some more couples photos and her parents’ surprise before I left and they headed to a celebratory dinner. Getting to capture such a beautiful event had me on an absolute cloud nine the rest of the evening. Below are some of my favorite images of this adorable couple from their proposal session. Enjoy!