Phoenix Maternity Surprise Proposal

Melissa and Rich are from New Jersey, and they booked their maternity session with me in Phoenix during their road trip around Arizona! A couple of weeks before, Rich reached out and let me know that he wanted to propose during the session, and needed my help to keep it all a secret! I was sooo excited about it, except I didn’t hear anything back from him before the shoot, and even didn’t know if it was still on or not. So I decided to treat it like a regular maternity session, and it wan’t until near the end when he started giving me looks and weird wink faces that I knew it was ON! I quickly started thinking how to make it all happen, and had Melissa face away from him and told her that he would give her a surprise hug from behind. Then I had her turn around and she saw him on his knee with the ring, as he blurts out “Will you marry me?” She was so surprised and excited! We laughed about it afterwards when Rich said those were the only words he could get out of the elaborate speech he had prepared because he was so nervous. It was so sweet and such a cool moment to be a part of! I’m so glad I didn’t spoil the surprise, and that everything worked out for this beautiful couple!