A few weeks ago, I headed out to the farm full of anticipation, because my client Ben was proposing during our session! We started discussing the details months ago, & let me tell you...that's a long time for this girl to keep a secret! Valerie & her daughter, Ella, showed up thinking we were taking some family photos of the three of them. We started with a few poses, but both Ben & I were just waiting for the big moment! Once we walked back up the gazebo (where Ben had set everything up), I gave him a nod, & he proceeded to show Valerie & Ella a book he made with some of his favorite memories inside. After they had plenty of time to reminisce & laugh together, he got down on one knee & asked her to be his wife. The sweetness doesn't end there, though...he not only got Valerie a stunning engagement ring, he got one for Ella, too. He explained that this meant he was going to love them both forever. Yes, I was a crying mess in the corner trying to stifle my tears enough to get a good shot, but that's beside the point. Once Ben & Val promised Ella some chocolate doughnuts, she was all-too-happy to accept as well (hey, the girl has good negotiation skills already). It was a beautiful, peaceful morning filled with love, hope, & the promise of forever. I hope you enjoy their story below, & as always-celebrate LOVE (+ chocolate doughnuts)!