Last week, Heather from Simply U Proposals contacted me to photograph one of her clients upcoming proposals. I always get super excited when I get to be there for the proposal and I think get even more nervous then the groom proposing. The couple, Kyle and Melissa, are from Alabama and came to California to vacation and watch the BCS championship game. They are both huge fans of the water and met while wake boarding, so Kyle wanted to propose on a boat. Simply You Propose arranged for a boat at the Carlsbad Lagoon for the couple to cruise around in. The driver, who actually worked for the Watersport company, pretended to be a past friend of Kyle’s. I was on board pretending to take pictures for the Watersport company’s website. Kyle and Melissa graciously volunteered to be “models” for some feature shots of the boat. After cruising around for twenty minutes we stopped the boat to do some posed “promo shots”. I arranged them in a few poses, and then had Kyle go down on one knee & take Melissa’s hand. Melissa was so focussed on the camera that she didn’t realize that Kyle was holding a beautiful engagement ring. I directed Melissa to look down at Kyle, and then caught her reaction as his proposal unfolded.