I’ve known this family since high school so it was really fun to photograph them for a few hours on an early Saturday morning in August. This family is so full of joy and laughter! I couldn’t stop laughing myself. They are always having a great time.
The plan was to take some portraits of various family members together and then to take some candids of the family just hanging out since a few were from out of town. They were having a send off party for Jerry later on that day because he was going into the Navy.
I started off taking taking photos of the parents and a few others that were there because Jerry and his girlfriend hadn’t arrived yet … All of a sudden the dad said quietly, “Jerry’s proposing to Laura today.” “Eek!! How cool! Thank you for the heads up.” : ) A few minutes later Jerry and Laura showed up so it was their turn to have their picture taken. After a few clicks of the shutter, Jerry got down on one knee and proposed to Laura. A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e.