LAURA & RYAN | Terre Bleu Summer Surprise Proposal
We met Laura & Ryan from church and quickly became friends. In fact, we have collaborated a few times with Laura as our model on a few commercial photography. Beginning of summer 2018, we were already talking to Laura about a personal session for herself and just brainstorming some fun ideas. She really left the location up to us. A few days later….RYAN CONTACTED US as he knew about our upcoming photoshoot with Laura and he told us that he wanted to PROPOSE!!!! We literally dropped everything and came up with a plan to do it at the photoshoot we have with Laura. Fast forward, we booked the photoshoot session at Terre Bleu Lavender Field for August on a weekday evening. Laura loved the venue and shopped for new outfits for her upcoming photoshoot.
The Day of the Proposal: Ryan met us at Yorkdale to go together to Terre Bleu and sort of get in position before Laura arrives. The forecast was calling for heavy rain and thunderstorm for the time we have our photoshoot booked for! Mid-way there, a staff from the venue called us asking if we would like to reschedule as the forecast calls for rain and other booking sessions have been rescheduled. After discussion with Ryan, we decided to proceed and prepared for “The NoteBook” style kind of proposal! We arrived before Laura and started getting into position and planned how Ryan is to hide behind the big yellow door. The whole time we kept looking up to the sky and really prayed for it to rain after the session is done! On the other hand, Laura messaged me a video of her windshield wipers clearing off the rain as she was driving. She even asked if we are REALLY proceeding with the shoot! LOL. We mentioned to her about our arrival at the venue and reassured her that we can work with the weather.
Upon Her Arrival: (no rain, just heavy clouds) As soon as Laura arrived, I walked her into our main shooting location. When we got close to field, Warden came up to block the site of her looking at the yellow door direction where Ryan was hiding. Laura settled her belongings on the picnic table and we hurried our photoshoot before it rain. On the aisle of the yellow door, we did a few portraits of Laura with the wide open field. By the time we got to the yellow door, we told her to pause and hold in position 3 metres before the door so we can get a wide shot (but we were really waiting for Ryan to get down on his knees). When Ryan gave us the thumb’s up signal, we told Laura to open the door and walk through the frame; then VOILA Laura was in a moment of delightful haze when she saw Ryan down on one knee with a ring! Ryan gave his speech and asked the question and…..SHE SAID YES!
THE SUN PEAKED OUT at the perfect time! We got some sunset photos which made everything the more romantic on this lavender field with these two sweetest and loving people on earth!
During the proposal period, Ryan’s GoPro ran out of battery but thankfully we had set our third body camera body to video recording just moments before Laura opened the door and everything was still beautifully captured!
We were so blessed as there was no rain throughout the whole time we were on the field, and then it started to thunderstorm on our way home! It was so much fun planning for a surprise proposal and we loved everything about this session!