Sierra & Mallory: A DOUBLE Proposal Story in Airdrie, Alberta!
Sierra contacted me back in July about doing an engagement photoshoot!! I replied to her email asking her how their engagement happened, etc, when Sierra replied to me “about that… I was wondering if you would be interested in shooting my proposal?”. I just about fell out of my chair!!! I have always, always wanted to photograph a proposal!! Sierra had just moved to Alberta so she could be with Mallory, and I learned more about their relationship over the phone. When I found out Sierra was a massage therapist, I booked an appointment (and consultation combo of course). After the massage, we walked around for over an hour, looking, scheming and planning it right down to the last detail! It was going to be the ultimate surprise, as Sierra said to me– “she will never see this coming!”. Here is their proposal story!
This was the first pose in!! I was so nervous!! I had on my ridiculously thick Roots hoodie with the ring box in the pocket. I’m sure it wasn’t noticeable, but I swear I had a sign on me that said LOOK AT THE SQUARE SHAPED BUMP IN MY POCKET!! I felt like that ringbox in my pocket was like a siren going off constantly.. or that I or that it was going to burn a hole through the pocket and wreck the surprise.. I was sweatin’ about it!! Haha!
This was our second pose in– Sierra wanted the proposal done right off the bat so she wouldn’t have to stress about it!! We planned for me to wear a sweater on the day of the shoot, keep the ring box in my hoodie, get them into this pose and then “fix Sierra’s hair”. When I went up to Sierra, I handed her the ring box with my offhand so Mallory wouldn’t see it. For these 2 photos, Mallory has NO clue what is going on behind her!! Which is SO exciting!! (Ps Kaycee at this moment takes a big.WHEW, I DID IT AND DIDN’T WRECK THE SURPRISE) lol!
After our “outside photoshoot” portion, Sierra and I were relieved that we had pulled it off!! The three of us chatted as we walked back into the house and Sierra remarked, “I’m so glad I got to you first. I was so worried that you would have got a ring and proposed first!” Mallory laughed with us and shrugged it off, all smiles… LITTLE DID WE KNOW…..
THAT MALLORY HAD BOUGHT A RING AND WAS PLANNING ON PROPOSING DURING THE PHOTOSHOOT!!!!!! I had no idea and didn’t realize that Mallory had disappeared once we got into the house.. Sierra and I were chatting away when Mallory came out of the bedroom with a box in her hand .. I turned around and Mallory was down on one knee proposing to Sierra!!!! Oh my gosh!!! There was a ton of joy in this room!!
Mallory had planned on proposing during the photoshoot and was planning on doing it during the in-the-house portion!! So it was a DOUBLE proposal!!
The rings!!!— Sierra said to me in our pre-shoot consultation (aka our scheming!)– The diamond needs to be an emerald cut, “we’ve talked about it and that’s all she can picture herself wearing!”. Little did we know, Mallory had picked up a ring to surprise Sierra with, that suited her perfectly to a T!
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Chow for now,