As I’ve mentioned before … I love surprise proposal photography! Today we have some photos of Ryan’s proposal to Danielle by today’s Featured Photographers – Rich and Mindy from Photography by Verdi.
Mindy: “Ryan, the ‘Don Juan’ type of guy that he is, arranged for one of his friends, Carlos, who just happens to play guitar, to act like a pan handler on the bridge, dressed in a hoodie complete with open guitar case full of coins.
The bridge was all lit up as if to do it’s part, as well, in the romance dept. Tourists, cyclists, and families were walking across oblivious to the little scheme Ryan had concocted that was just about to unfold. Rich, camera in hand, spotted the two of them walking towards him silhouetted in the light of the bridge and for a second, hoped that Danielle wouldn’t recognize him lurking in the shadows from the wedding, but he had nothing to fear. Ryan strolled hand in hand with Danielle, nervously heading in the direction of Carlos, who was sitting and playing their song, a tune called “Falling in Love in a Coffee Shop”. Danielle, Rich said, tried to pull Ryan along and pondering all at the same time why Carlos was playing their song! At that minute, Ryan, swept up in emotion, got down on one knee before Danielle and popped open a little tiny red box containing the most gorgeous ring I think anyone has laid eyes on and asked her to marry him.”
Mindy: “Danielle’s eyes swelled up as tears began to flow down her cheeks. The guitarist kept on playing as crowds of people cheered and clapped. Oblivious to anyone but Ryan, who by now was holding her face in his hands, all the while Rich went on snapping away!
She couldn’t believe her eyes and just kept covering her mouth in sheer amazement at her left hand! It was such a sight to behold, so cute and innocent, the way one dreams a proposal should go. After what must still be a blur to her, Ryan’s family came out of the shadows to hug and congratulate them.”
Congratulations Danielle and Ryan!