Eric & Anna – Ogunquit Beach Maine Surprise Proposal
When I received an email from Eric asking me to assist him in capturing his surprise proposal to his girlfriend Anna on Ogunquit Beach in Maine, I couldn’t have been more excited! Anna thought they were just coming for a long weekend get away from their busy lives in New York City, but Eric had other plans. For three weeks we planned out details from where we were going to meet, what time, good restaurants in the area, backup plans incase New England decided to give us a dose of it’s unpredictable weather, and of course what everyone was going to wear!
I am not sure who was more nervous that evening – me or Eric (I have a feeling it may have been him). As a New Hampshire wedding photographer, I am used to feeling the excitement that comes with anticipation and nerves as a wedding day unfolds – but this took anticipation and nerves to an entirely new level! As I elusively hid amongst a flock of seagulls, I disguised my self with sunglasses as I waited for Eric and Anna to walk past me. Once I saw them stroll by me, Eric gave me a nonchalant nod and I wiped out my camera from a far as Eric got down on one knee and asked the love of his life to spend forever with him.
Spoiler alert: she said “Yes.”
After a few hugs and kisses – Eric pointed me out of the flock of seagulls to Anna who to my surprise did not spot me taking photos throughout the proposal. We took a few more formal photos together along the beach at sunset before they headed off to a romantic dinner in Kennebunkport.
My favorite part was being able to send Eric and Anna photos straight from my camera so they could post them for all their family and friends to see before they got back to their car (Kudos for the in camera wifi Nikon 😉 )