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Jesse & Karli plus Jake!


Jesse + Karli

(with Jake)

Norman’s @ Ritz-Carlton :: Orlando, Grande Lakes

Jesse sent me an e-mail two days ago letting me know that he’d like a photographer present at the moment he proposes to his lovely girlfriend.  Surprise proposal!!  YESSSSSS!  He had a beautiful ring picked out and finalized the details with the restaurant where he rented out the entire outdoor patio.  Karli’s best friend Shannon was to bring her dog, Jake, and let him run to her carrying the ring.  So on the big night, Jason and I got there a little early and spoke with the incredible wait staff and set up a table around the corner from them and we had a faux date of our own.  I just want to interject here and tell you how incredible the food was – melt in your mouth good – mmmmm…  The 7:45pm proposal after dessert turned into 8:45 and the anxiety was getting to me, I can’t imagine how Jesse was feeling at that moment!  Finally we got our cue to set Jake loose and with a little bit of prodding, Karli spotted him and immediately knew what was going on.  Honestly, if I wasn’t focused on taking photos I would have bawled right with her.


Unbeknownst to me, Karli had previously told Jesse that she wanted to hire me to take their engagement and wedding photos!  It was a complete surprise to me and made this little even even more special.  Way to pay attention to details Jesse!!  Spectacular job on setting everything up.  It was totally impressive =)

Ahhhh, the ring! Proposal

So excited for their engagement session.  Congrats Jesse & Karli!!Proposal