Surprise proposals are some of my favorite photoshoots! I love the raw emotion that we get to capture and the different feelings we get to share throughout the day. I love the nervous energy from the guy and the carefree attitude from the girl, not knowing yet that this day will change her life forever. And I’ll never get over the way both of their eyes light up when she says “Yes!”

We’ve been lucky enough to capture several surprise proposals, but each one has been unique in its own way. Neguse’s proposal to Maddie was no exception!


Planning the Surprise Proposal

We spent four months chatting back and forth with Neguse to create the perfect proposal plan. We discussed possible locations, what to wear, tricks to keep it a secret, and the best moment to pop the question.

Neguse was so organized, asking all the right questions, even tracking the weather a week before they were set to arrive, worried about the rain (which I don’t recommend since it’s the Caribbean and the weather is truly unpredictable). But he was right!

We had everything confirmed, and when the big day finally came, the sky was dark and filled with rain clouds. But Neguse had no fear. Today was the day! Nothing was stopping him from proposing to his girl.

At 9am we picked them up from Secrets Royal Beach and took them to a beautiful private beach in Cabeza de Toro. And the weather worked in our favor!! The clouds provided amazing coverage, giving us even lighting in every direction, and we didn’t have to worry about squinty eyes or it getting too hot. And the rain held out until just long enough to capture all the photos we wanted. Once we dropped them back off at the hotel it started pouring. We couldn’t have had better timing.


Neguse & Maddie’s Big Moment

Neguse planned to pop the question in the middle of the photoshoot. We love doing it this way since it gives them both time to relax and get comfortable in front of the camera, which for some people can be the hardest part. 

When Maddie turned around to see Neguse down on one knee, she could hardly contain her emotions. The tears started flowing right away. We may have even shed a tear or two, but don’t tell anyone 😉

Maddie said “Yes!” They were both ecstatic and their smiles got so much brighter. This was the day they would remember for the rest of their lives!

And we’re so honored to have been a part of it!

Check out the photos below to see just how beautiful this day really was!


Ready to plan your own surprise proposal? Reach out to us today to book your photoshoot!