Let me tell you a little bit about Joe and Maddie. These two are MIDDLE SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS. “Joe and I met in sixth grade science class. I had the biggest crush on him from the second I saw him and didn’t stop thinking about him for two years. Finally, in eighth grade, we had multiple classes together, and I finally just admitted to him how much I liked him. It paid off!” The two have been together ever since, never taking for granted the uniqueness of their relationship.
I’m always excited to photograph a proposal, but after hearing Joe and Maddie’s story, I knew I would be photographing a special couple. Maddie thought the two of them were heading into the city for a nice dinner to celebrate being home for break. Little did she know, she’d be engaged for that dinner. With the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in the background, Joe dropped to one knee. “I thought for sure I would know the proposal was coming because we have been together for so long, but I truly had no idea! He acted so normal that day. It was honestly so perfect, and I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal.”