Surprise Proposal | Okanagan Cherry Orchard

July 3, 2015

When Richard told me about his plan for a surprise proposal in the Okanagan and asked me to capture it all.. Lets just say that I was one happy hearted photographer!
Among many surprises during Richard and Courtney’s special weekend, like staying in the penthouse suite at Sparkling Hill Resort. One of them was Richard surprising Courtney with a maternity session! As they are expecting, this has been an idea for quite sometime, so Richard surprised her with it during their special weekend. Little did she know, this was only the start to the surprise.
After secretly e-mailing back and forth with Richard to get a feel for how he wanted this to look, I came out with the vision to make it happen. A huge thank you to Sara at Top Knot Events for simply being over the top awesome and lending us all of the props for this picnic in the orchard.
The second I seen Courtney and Richard walking down one of the cherry orchard rows to find me waiting for her maternity session, I could feel their love fill the trees. I’m sure anyone who knows these two can relate to what I’m talking about. You can tell it’s a meant to be type deal. It was a breeze capturing Courtney’s beauty as we focused on the maternity side of things. Radiating life underneath the hanging cherries along with a darling picnic setup including mini pies, delicious cherries, and lovely lavender. About midway through is when the true magic happened though.. As I gave Richard his cue and stepped back, tears flowed and Richard popped the question with the most stellar natural sapphire ring from New York. She said Yes! There is absolutely no way for me to explain how stunning this moment was. Luckily, we captured the whole story! I spent the rest of the evening photographing the newly engaged couple celebrating one of the most memorable times in their life.
I truly couldn’t feel more grateful to have been a part of Richard and Courtney’s surprise proposal. Thank you both so much from the bottom of my heart.
Enough with the words, here is the set everyone has been waiting to see!