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When I’m not in Philly, I’m happy to travel down to the area where I grew up—South Jersey! Or more specifically, my hometown of Willingboro, NJ. A long time friend wanted me to capture her birthday picnic with her boyfriend. It was just one of a plethora of romantic events planned and hosted by her boyfriend to celebrate her birthday. Unbeknownst to her, however, this picnic would soon turn into an eventful celebration when he surprised her with a proposal. A romantic picnic proposal.

Aside from the heat, this picnic was everything and more. A perfect setup for anyone who wants something unique and cute. Though a proposal is a prerequisite for almost every session I book (hey, I’m an engagement and wedding photographer, after all!), seldom am I present for the actual question popping! You can imagine my giddiness every time I get a call to photograph a proposal, then – I feel like I’m on a secret mission in the name of love!

First, the two of them enjoyed the company of each other by enjoying cheese, crackers, and grapes. It was a lovey-dovey sort of set up and one we had a hilarious time capturing. Finally, the moment everyone was waiting for, he brought out the presents to pop the question. Needless to say, Faryn was utterly surprised by the move and was unprepared. She even caught herself saying “Are you being serious?” since she found it so hard to believe. But yes, it was real, and I got to document it all.

Picnic Setup: Picnic Lenore Luxury Picnics and Events