She likes everything sweet!
I was so excited to be part of Berno’s master plan to surprise his girlfriend, Melanie with a surprise proposal on Robberg Nature Reserve.
I knew this would be a special shoot, Berno had gone to extremes to make sure everything was on track, her favourite champagne, chocolate, strawberries everything was just for Melanie.
Off I set with a friend to set everything up for them, a couple walked passed and I wasn’t sure if this was them as it didn’t look like them from the photo but I was ready to shoot in case this guy decided now was the time to ask. They peeped around and moved. Waiting, then in the distance we see another couple head this way, this must be them. It looks like her. Nope they too walk away, but I so confused, then I see Berno walk back to the picnic basket, YES I am thinking this it (my nerves are shot, don’t mess this up), he calls Melanie over, but she says “it must be for someone else” and then the moment…
One knee, one ring, one promise.
I could tell it was a total surprise and as I left them for 10 minutes to enjoy the moment, I found myself looking at their direction more than I should. This is how it should be. Forever.
And as the sun was setting, the seagulls flying over head and the sea crashing into the rocks below, we created some magic and captured moments that will be looked back on with hopefully a smile and a reminder of how it should be.
Thank you Berno for including me in this, it is honestly something that I will not forget in a hurry!