July 22, 2015: marriage proposal at the Harbor Inn, Marina, and Spa in St. Michaels, MD
On July 19, I trekked over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to photograph a marriage proposal at the Harbor Inn, Marina, and Spa in the quaint town of St. Michaels, MD. Hopefully I'll get a chance to visit again, because the harbor was picturesque.
Joey, a professional photographer himself, snuck outside while his girlfriend Jennifer was getting ready for dinner. I scoped out a great spot on one of the piers near the inn. After a few test shots, he went back inside and brought her out.
I sat at a table near the piers and acted like I was browsing on my phone. Once Joey and Jennifer passed, I snuck next to one of the boats a few piers away from the designated spot. (Thankfully, I didn't drop my gear into the bucket of live crabs at my feet.) Joey stalled with a few selfies while another tourist walked down the same pier. Then, it was "go" time!
After Joey pointed me out to Jennifer, we snapped a few posed shots. The two with the boats filling the background are my favorites. :-) Then, they went to a nearby restaurant to celebrate their engagement.
Throughout our session, I was moved by the deep affection that Joey and Jennifer showed each other. They're obviously a great match. I wish them all the best as they start a new chapter in their relationship!