Good morning friends!! I'm so excited to be sharing Mj and Corrins Meridian Hill Park surprise engagement session today on the blog! First of all, I should should probably start off by explaining why MJ and Corrin are so special to me. A few months ago I did a website giveaway for the launch of my new website and after 96 inquiries ( I wish I could have picked more than one!!) I ended up choosing Corrin and Mj, who applied the night before! WHOA. I'm definitely one to think girls have pretty good intuition and as soon as I read her love story I felt compelled to choose them! I guess in this contest I was looking for my "dream couple" , someone I would have fun photographing and a couple that loved everything about each other and appreciate the little things. I mean even the simple questions I asked, she answered ADORABLY.
"who did you want to experience the Giveaway with?: My best friend and love of my life, MJ" COME ON. HOW CUTE IS THAT? When I got to the "juicy" part of the questionnaire I think i fell in love with them! This is just a super small snippet of what she wrote in the question portion, but it's one of my favorites:
" I want to be able to show my children, my grandchildren a tidbit of our life together, our love. Love, each day, changes and transforms and I want to look back to this time and see our love and be able to see how much our love has transformed to what it is when I look at those pictures 50 years from now.
Today, I look at him (reading his book hehe), and he is the best part of me. My favorite love, my favorite smile, my favorite everything. I cannot wait to see what life has in store for us on this next adventure in our lives, and I would love for you to capture it. "
(pretty much knew i was picking her after i read that last sentence!) Well the best part of this whole thing? The day after I emailed Corrin and MJ that they won, MJ messaged me on Facebook asking if he could ask her hand in marriage!! part of MJ's initial message:
"Hey Natalie! I know it is a holiday weekend and you aren't setting up a date until next week with Corrin. I'm messaging you to see if you could help me out some. I'm thinking this couple session just seems like a perfect moment to propose to Corrin!!!!! I just think proposing at the end would totally get her by surprise and she would just love that! I messaging you to see if timelines work for you/this is possible" ....
I think l replied with something along the lines of..."OMG YES!!!"
The day of the shoot everything went PERFECTLY as planned! Mj said that corrin was thinking about getting her make-up done and going all out and he was like"eh, minus well!". brownie points Mj, so many brownie points. Here is a before and after (am I the only one that feels like they need to learn how to do make-up?)
i had so so much fun getting to be in on this little secret, and I'm so excited to share their images from their couples session turned surprise engagement session!
HER SAYING YES!
To see Corrin's blog post about her engagement day click here!!