by: Lauren

I just adore actual engagement shoots where the photographers capture the actual moment of proposal! This particular shoot by The Schultz’s was extensively planned by the new groom, and it’s pretty genius if you ask me. As told by Cheyenne Schultz:

 

“Amy and Andrew are from Raleigh, so the first thing was getting them to Charlotte. Andrew worked it out to be in for a weekend to visit friends, which would be followed by an opportunity for Andrew to come shadow me photographing an engagement session on Monday morning (at least, that’s what he told Amy). Once Monday morning rolled around, I picked up the phone to call Andrew and unfold the plan……

 

Andrew relayed the message to Amy – the engaged couple for the session had cancelled on me because of the weather (lies……all LIES!!! :), but if they wanted, I could go ahead and just photograph the two of them, as Andrew would still be able to learn a lot being in front of the camera. Amy took the bait and the pair headed to meet me.”

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

“I had told Andrew beforehand what I was going to say that would be the cue for him to drop to his knee……

 

“One thing I’ll do sometimes to encourage interaction is to have the couple face the opposite ways from each other and when I say “go”, I’ll have them turn around and run toward each other into a hug. So, let’s go ahead and do that. Amy, go ahead and face that way, and Andrew, you face the other way.”

 

“Okay, GO! Turn around!”

 

Amy turned around, Andrew dropped to his knee, and my heart about stopped I was so dang excited!

 

And this is what she saw.”

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

{Breathtaking, right?!} And the rest is beautifully documented history!

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

Surprise! It's A Proposal Turned Engagement Shoot by The Schultz's! via TheELD.com

 

The love and happiness of these two is so awesome to see! What a perfect time to take engagement photos…excited, happy, radiant, and so in love! It seems like these surprise shoots are becoming a lot more popular now. I wish I had known about this, I totally would have put a little birdie in my husband ear! :) I know my best friend already asked me to put one in her boyfriend’s, when the time comes around.

 

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Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.
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  1. Sarah

    Ugh! Makes my heart melt! I looove these engagements turned into photo shoots the guys are doing these days!!! How special to be able to capture that moment forever!!! Goosebumps!!

  2. Amanda

    Oh wow! I love the raw and natural emotion you get from this shoot. It makes me smile from ear to ear.

  3. Monica N

    Just adorable! Guys sure are getting clever these days. Love it!!

  4. Emily

    Wow! That’s awesome! What a great way to spend your first day as an ENGAGED couple!? They will treasure those pictures FOREVER.

  5. lydia

    this is just too cute. perfect planning and timing! thanks for sharing, lauren!

  6. Marie

    What a great photo shoot. I love it when you look at pictures and they make you feel as happy as the couple looks. It’s fantastical!

  7. jemma

    soooo cute gah! I teared up. Love this stuff!

  8. Joy Fry

    Wow. This IS an awesome idea!!! I can see why it is gaining popularity!

  9. stefanie

    awww – i love these shoots but this one is really fantastic!

  10. The Groom Says

    Very sweet — I wish I had this photographer along when I proposed to my now-fiancee in Brussels! This is such a great idea. And the pictures are beautiful!

  11. Erica Stawick

    LOVE Cheyenne & Geoff and LOVE this idea/couple/shoot/post, etc. :) Awesome work as usual and loving some pub for a fellow CLT wedding vendor :)

  12. Sarah Matthews

    What a great photo shoot! Definitely a neat way to capture an engagement. Love it!

    • Janet Rincon

      This is just beautiful.

  13. Valerie Metrejean

    OH EM GEE! This is adorable! I think any time I see an actual proposal photographed I cry but these are magazine worthy to boot!

  14. Martin (just curious)

    Gorgeous photographs, congratulations. beautiful moments captured.

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