Amanda and Chris wanted to have their engagement shoot at the beach where she spent much of her childhood in the valley. The light was magical and it was such a warm evening with calm winds, so we all went on a sunset adventure together.
The Proposal Story, from in bride’s words…
“Chris and I had planned a day of working on the lot clearing trees so we could build our house. I woke up that day in an uncharacteristically bad mood and Chris said “Today’s going to be a great day, I promise you.” Eventually, I cheered up, Chris has a gift in that department. It was a beautiful day in June and we knew we’d also need a break for a picnic and swim at Simley’s Park near Newport, NS. We enjoyed some cider and a picnic before heading to the river for a swim. The water was warm and Chris mentioned that people lose things in the water all the time. While he searched the river shoreline for treasures, I enjoyed the swim. A few moments later, I looked over at Chris. He was looking at me intently, I was thinking about how hot was looked. I swam over, not realizing he was down on one knee, the sun pouring over his shoulders. When I reached him, he held out his hand. All I saw was a bunch of river gravel, “rocks?” He responded by opening his hand a bit more and a custom gold ring with three stones appeared. My first thought was “Wow! You found someone’s ring!”, then I took stock of the situation, realized he had been on one knee that whole time, the picnic and the setting. “Are you serious?” “Yes, will you marry me?” Of course I said yes, after making some incoherent sounds. I had no idea he was planning to ask me, zero idea. I knew we were really happy and we talked about the future a lot but that was it! Chris isn’t usually the best liar (love that) so I was shocked at how stealthy he had been!
After we calmed down he asked me if I was ready to go see my family and his because they were all waiting for us at his parent’s place. Just as Chris promised, it was a truly great day.”