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One morning this week I woke up to a voicemail from James requesting my services. I called him back as soon as I could and found out that he was planning a surprise proposal in Jacksonville to his sweet girlfriend Heather. They’re originally from the west coast of Florida but were in town this weekend for the Kevin Hart show – which I was insanely jealous about. I personally had tried to get tickets for my husband without success, but Heather must be a better girlfriend than I because for Valentine’s day she had scored them two tickets to the show! So he was turning a gift for him, into a weekend for her that she would never forget.
But you guys, James blew it out of the water. First of all, he had precoordinated everything with William at the Hyatt Riverfront in downtown Jacksonville. William had helped make sure James had the ring nearby, reserved a table in the center of the restaurant and even had flowers waiting for them. The hotel room was decked out in rose petals too! But back to this surprise. James had stalked Heather’s Pinterest and found out that she wanted an engagement photographer to document that moment so he eventually got in touch with me. We had been coordinating arrival times all morning, which was no easy feat considering Heather was in the car with him the whole time.
I arrived and James and I spotted each other immediately. William quickly discovered who I was and made sure I had everything I needed. The hotel staff were amazing at helping us out and everything went off without a hitch. Before I knew it, it was go time and James was getting down on one knee. It’s a good thing I had the camera at the ready because I don’t think he even got the question out and barely to his knee before Heather was saying yes and pulling him in for a hug.
Que tears around the room and suddenly everyone else was a photographer too. You guys, it was too perfect. Heather was completely surprised and so happy. Of course, she said yes! Once the shock wore off and emotions settled down we snuck down to the riverfront for just a few engagement photos in front of the iconic Main Street Bridge in downtown Jacksonville.
Congratulations James and Heather! I’m so happy for both of you, and make sure to think of me when it’s time to look for your wedding photographer. 😉
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