Yogesh is a prime example of a man going above and beyond for his lady. At the beginning of the year, he contacted me asking if I photograph proposals. YES! Proposals are easily one of my favorite things to photograph, and it’s because of relationships like Yogesh and Jasmine’s.
Every summer, the two of them visit North Fork in Long Island, which Yogesh explained to me is the closest thing the East Coast has to Napa. Neither of them had been to Napa before, though, so he planned a trip out over Valentine’s Day weekend. “I thought it was for my birthday,” explained Jasmine, whose birthday was the following Monday.
The trip was set, the photographer was booked. After choosing Castello di Amorosa as the place, Yogesh went onto Google Maps and walked around the entire winery, so he knew where he wanted to propose beforehand. The proposal was all that was left. Witnessing the raw emotion and complete shock on Jasmine’s part reminded me why I love my job so much. “I feel like I’m in a dream,” I heard her say. I can’t think of a better moment to photograph.