What first attracted you to your significant other? Although there were many qualities that David exhibited that drew me to him, one of the first things I noticed was that he had deep, meaningful friendships with a small group of guys. Like: friends since middle school deep. His friendship with one of these guys: Ryan, goes even further – all the way back to elementary school! This long friendship was the basis for immediately saying “yes” when Ryan confided in us that he was planning to propose to his girlfriend and asked us to capture it!
Weeks before he hoped to propose, Ryan was able to get his hands on a diamond that has been passed down in his family. He took it to Swanson Jewelers in Arlington (also where my engagement and wedding rings came from!) and had it reset to a beautiful solitaire setting. Hoping it would be finished in time, he planned to take Krystle on a fun date this past Saturday morning.
Being a firefighter in Bolton, Ryan was able to arrange with the chief for a chance to take Krystle on a ride in Engine 1. He coordinated with us ahead of time, so we knew we had to be at Nashoba Valley Winery before he planned to stop there with her at 10am. He knew we would be in the gazebo as he planned to park the truck, get her out and propose next to the pond where they could see Trinity Church and we would have a clear shot across the pond of the whole scene. Trinity is where Ryan (and David) grew up going to church and also where Ryan and Krystle plan to be married this coming summer. (We love to shoot at Trinity too! Here’s two weddings we’ve shot there)
One challenge we had for this proposal was that the winery opens for business on Saturdays at 10am year round. That means that hiding for a proposal on a winter’s day at opening proves difficult as we were the only ones there! Not to mention the lack of vegetation in the dead of winter. Thankfully, Krystle didn’t notice us in the gazebo until after he had popped the question – and was so excited she only thought to herself “there’s people over there” not noticing that we also had cameras in hand.
As with any couple that hires us to capture their proposal, we also took some time to grab some formal engagement pictures after. We moved the truck to the town common in Bolton where we also had cover from the falling snow when we wanted it. We took about a half hour to let them soak in their love and excitement and capture pictures <3
Now we can’t wait to be a part of their big day – although for David that means standing with his long-time friend as a groomsman!