Will emailed me weeks ago, asking if I was available to capture a proposal he was cooking up for his girlfriend Kirsten. When we spoke on the phone, he seemed a little nervous about pulling the whole event off. But he also seemed resolute-- this was something that was 100% decided, and nothing could make him not propose to the love of his life the way he was imagining.
He organized a large party at her grandparents' Lake Champlain beach house last Friday, and as he took her out for an evening paddle board excursion, guests quietly entered the home with balloons and booze-- lots and lots of celebratory booze. :)
Even though Will and Kirsten were paddle boarding out on the lake, we had to be quiet because we knew that sound travels easily across the water. So there we were, scurrying around, whispering excitedly to each other, sharing that feeling that we were about to witness something magical.
Will pulled it all off, and Kirsten was over.the.moon about the proposal (and that ring). Congratulations, you two! I can't wait to hear about your wedding plans, but for now-- enjoy this special time!