Mike & Alex's Maternity session and surprise proposal!!

Ben and I met with Mike to plan his secret proposal a few weeks before we were scheduled to photograph his and Alex's maternity shoot. He joked that they had done it all backwards: the baby, the wedding (we're photographing their elopement later this month!), then the proposal;  he wanted to surprise Alex with a ring at their session before they eloped! We arrived on location with the guise of a maternity session. It was pretty blustery, but this is New Mexico in April, so we weren't surprised, and to be honest, the wind created a really beautiful environment in which to shoot! Once we were nearly done photographing them, Mike got down on one knee and completely surprised Alex with a proposal that was totally sweet and incredibly romantic! We were so honored to have had a role to play in this moment, and we truly can't wait to be there to capture their upcoming union! It's genuine stuff like this that really makes this job worthwhile! 

XO

Carissa