Oh this is so good. Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?! When I first chatted with Jon about photographing his proposal to Karla, my mind went in a million excited ways. We brainstormed locations, building a backdrop, how to make it perfectly fit their personalities, and of course ways to make it not-so-obvious. While Jon planned the rest of the day’s activities, Hunter & I foraged for wood & wild foliage and built this a-frame minimalist-vibe structure with poofy floral installations. When the destined morning came around and Jon was ‘out of town in Philly’, Karla woke up and began her day with her first of four clues. She would be led through a day of morning coffee with a friend, afternoon yoga, a pizza lunch date, and wrap it all up with a portrait session in the colorful fall leaves. And get ready for this – every clue that she discovered had a bracelet charm to represent that particular activity (coffee, an om sign, pizza, & a camera) so at the end of it all she has a bracelet to re-tell the story for years to come. FAST FORWARD to our portrait session where Karla steps out of her car in this killer amber coat layered over the coziest ivory sweater and I was *pumped*. We took photos in the setup, wandered around the woods, and landed right back where we started, ready for the moment. While Karla was facing away from the parking lot, Jon swooped in and surprised her with a hug & a knee-drop. I mean this whole moment was incredible. The excitement, surprise, & joy are all balled up into these photos and you’re just going to have to get to scrolling & enjoy it for yourself!