There were definitely fireworks going off for this magical 4th of July proposal on St Pete Beach!
Ryan contacted me in the spring to say that he would be traveling down to Florida on a trip with his girlfriend Jessica. They’d be visiting Panama City, then Disney, and then finishing up with some beach time in St Pete Beach at the Don Cesar Beach House suites. Little did Jessica know that he was planning to get down on bended knee to ask her for her hand in marriage on this extra special trip! The two of them met online while Ryan was deployed in Europe. They immediately connected with their conversations and couldn’t wait to finally meet in person when Ryan returned to the states. Once they had their first date, everything just clicked and they knew they were meant to be together.
Ryan wanted to make this beachside sunset proposal perfect so he hired me to get this special moment on camera. He went all out with the planning – treating her to getting her hair and nails done for an evening dinner together. Little did she know he also had planned for them to first take a “beach walk” before dinner and I was going to be nearby ready to photograph the big surprise proposal! And what a beautiful one it was! We also made sure to capture some couples photos after the proposal of the newly engaged couple as well before they headed off to their dinner celebrations Below are some of my favorite images of this adorable couple from their proposal session. Enjoy!