Valerie & Jorge - 03.25.18 | Saint Petersburg, FL

Our session was meant to take place somewhere entirely different, but we arrived only to discover that they were setting up for a wedding on site, and so we left. And I'm so glad we did.

Valerie & Jorge took me on a tour of some of their favorite scenic spots in St. Pete. Instead of being limited to one location like we'd originally planned, our afternoon was turned into a city tour/hang out sesh/park-hopping adventure, hunting the downtown area for the urban-nature vibes that we had been imagining. These two quickly became my friends as we spent the day being silly during photos and talking about life while driving between destinations.

We walked toward a picturesque awning, adorned with vines and pretty pink flowers. On our way to it, I was already planning in my head what sort of images I was hoping to capture at this spot. But neither Valerie nor myself were prepared for what happened next.
Jorge turned to Valerie.
Got down on one knee.
And proposed to her.

I was completely caught off guard! Immediately, I was clicking away at the shutter, watching this huge moment between two people unfold in front of me. I couldn't believe it. For the next few minutes, I kept quiet and continued taking photos while they exclaimed and shared hugs and kisses, doing my best to document this intimate moment without reminding them that I was there. I gave them both hugs and congratulated them, and suddenly our couple session was now an engagement session! We spent the rest of the afternoon f r e a k i n g  o u t, and wrapped up the day with dinner and drinks to celebrate.
Best. Day. Ever.

Here are some of my favorites from this amazing day!

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