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Surprise Proposal At The Mansion

A few weeks back I checked my emails and saw a note about a planned surprise proposal on May 27th.

I immediately reached back out and actually met Sean the next day to scope out the proposal venue he had selected.

The Mansion in Dallas is a very elegant restaurant with a beautiful outdoor patio covered by trees overlooking greenery and the turtle creek across the street. Together, we picked out the table for Sean & Jessica to pretend having brunch the day of his planned proposal. We discussed options about his hint to me right before he would get down on one knee, I played with the setups and scoped out some locations for a few couple shots afterwards.

Everything was planned out and the excitement was growing every day. Finally, the day of the proposal arrived. Typically for Dallas it was very hot and humid outside with a nice cloud coverage (perfect scenario for outside pictures around noon when the sun would be too harsh otherwise).

Douglas and I arrived 30 minutes early to make sure the patio was set-up correctly and our table was free and in perfect position for the proposal shots. Due to the weather we were the only guests on the patio that day, so we tried to be as “normal” as we could and ordered some mimosas for a typical Dallas brunch.

Sean & Jessica arrived and he immediately went for the chair we selected for him, so Jessica had the beautiful greenery in the background for the proposal… After not even a few minutes of them settling down we hear her saying that she would like to go inside because it was too hot and her hair was getting all fizzy from the humidity. Sean texted me to let me know that he would most likely start his speech a little sooner than what we had discussed (before they end up inside).

We had our cameras set up & were ready to go… The next 5 minutes felt like forever. Seconds felt like minutes, and minutes felt like hours. Their once-in-a-lifetime-moment felt like ours…! But then, finally, we heard his chair rubbing against the ground and Douglas gave me the sign: READY. We literally jumped out of our seats, got into our positions and shot the most emotional and unforgettable proposal…

Jessica had no idea what was going to happen that day, moved to tears, and head over heels when Sean popped the question “Will You Marry Me?”.

I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story…

Capturing these intimate emotions absolutely made our day and the operation surprise proposal a great & unforgettable experience.

We cannot wait to see them both again….!!!




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