Eva and Travis had been planning a snowy Vermont getaway for months. They live in D.C., and they prioritize traveling and exploring new places.
Eva had no idea that Travis had sent me this email two weeks prior:
Travis and I had to plan very secretly-- and with a HUGE snowstorm last week that cancelled over 3,000 U.S. flights, we were holding our breath wondering if the proposal was going to happen as planned!!
Travis called me two days before their scheduled flight and in a hushed tone, told me a few things about Eva:
1. She had been his girlfriend for 9 years
2. She wanted to do traditional Vermont-y things while visiting
3. She was a total ham in front of the camera :)
After making a plan with Eva, he let me know the morning of the proposal where to meet them. He landed on the Red Covered Bridge in Morristown, VT.
I offered to hide in some bushes until he got down on one knee, but Travis knew her best. He said, "If you're there, just taking photos of a covered bridge, she will think it's a coincidence and not think anything of it." And he was totally right!
When the two pulled up to the rural covered bridge, Eva was the sweetest and even APOLOGIZED to me, saying, "So sorry we are getting in your shot!" Haha!
Travis said of his proposal, "I basically blacked out." He said that all morning, he was shaking and light-headed, nervous to get the proposal absolutely perfect. <3
Eva of course said yes. "It feels just...natural," she said.
We were SO lucky it had snowed the day before. Everything was covered in a fresh white blanket, hiding that infamous Vermont mud beneath.
We took a little walk up the road away from the bridge to take some more photos. Travis knew he wanted some photos AFTER he proposed of the two of them to share with friends and family, so he had scheduled me for a full hour. Smart man ;)
I could see what Eva meant by this proposal feeling natural. These two click. Travis and Eva are sweet, warm people. Even though I had NEVER met Travis in person (and obviously had never met Eva), it only took a few minutes of conversation to feel comfortable and relaxed. They opened up in front of the camera despite never having their photos taken together.
They initially bonded over a mutual hatred of fondue and started dating nine years ago. They haven't looked back.
During our session, the wind would knock snow off of overhead tree branches and create mini-blusters for our photos. It was quite magical.
Eva has these beautiful caramel-colored eyes that were big and expressive, and perfectly photogenic.
Eva accidentally saw an email from a jeweler in Travis' inbox (!!), but didn't think anything of it. They had been discussing rings for a while. Eva, like many people, knew what type of ring she wanted and made Travis' life easier by letting him know what specifics cuts and colors she liked. That way, he was able to select a pear-shaped beauty that she adores.
Travis and Eva are looking forward to many life changes: finding a new home, and now planning a wedding in a few years. There's so much ahead of them, and all of it looks beautiful.
"Who, being loved, is poor?" -Oscar Wild
Eva and Travis, CONGRATULATIONS! You two were an absolute pleasure to work with (even inviting me out to a celebratory beer after!) and you deserve all the happiness the world has to offer.
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