Luke contacted me just before Christmas. He was going to propose to his girlfriend on top of Gibbet Hill at the Bancroft Castle in Groton. The plan was to hike up there Christmas morning, propose, then have her get her hair and nails done the day after Christmas and we would meet in the afternoon for a photo session to recreate the moment.
But, things never really go as planned, do they?
The ring was delayed in a storm in New Jersey, and it wasn’t going to arrive by Christmas. It was going to pour on Christmas Day.
Luke emailed me at 1 pm on the 24th to give him a call.
Change of plans. He was proposing that afternoon. Right after work. At “sunset” (on a dark, grey, cold day). With her grandmother’s ring, and he would give her the correct ring later. And we postponed the photo session to the following weekend.
I hung up and texted him immediately:
How about I just happen to be up there when you are there and catch a few photos?
This was so much fun to photograph this surprise. Be sure to check out their engagement session in Portsmouth.