A few months ago, I had the honor of photographing the wedding of a lovely couple who had equally lovely wedding attendants. One day, following the wedding, I received an email inquiry from John. He was planning a surprise proposal for his girlfriend, Rachel (who was in the wedding), and wanted me to stealthily photograph it. I was sad I couldn’t be there myself because I was already booked for a wedding that day, but that’s when having a wonderful team comes in. I knew Mike would do a wonderful job, and that he loves the fun of hiding like the paparazzi. When I found out what John had planned, I was so excited. John had a custom book made, which Mike planted on a table at The Oxford Exchange in Tampa. He brought Rachel there under false pretenses and then they “found” the book together, which led into John dropping to his knee and asking Rachel to be his wife. The expression on her face was absolutely priceless, and the love and laughter that fills their relationship truly shines through in these images. Congratulations, John and Rachel! Well done!