• Shauna Schneeman

A surprise proposal!

One early morning I woke up to a message in my inbox from an old friend. Giovanni let me know he had bought a ring as was eager to proposal to his girlfriend Jazilyn! He was so eager he asked if I would be available the next day to capture the moment!

I was so excited for him, but when I asked how he was planning to do it he said something along the lines of.. I have no idea.

It was pretty exciting to be apart of all this and with out any definite plans I was able to incorporate myself into the moment so I could get the best photos! (Although I would have happily hid behind a building and shot from a distance if I needed to)

Giovanni choose a pretty location I recommend to lots of my clients and the plans took off from there!

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Now our plans incorporated a lot of me acting.. And although I did drama in high school, I am a TERRIBLE liar!

I got to the park 10 minutes early to begin my role...

Giovannia and Jazilyn strolled into the park for what Jazi thought was a walk before dinner.

I approached them and of course was so shocked to see Giovanni because it had been so long and was such a surprise (; Then my line went, "You know I was meeting a client here, but they never showed up and I am already here. Are you guys busy? Would you like some photos done?" My acting was perfect! But I was sweating bullets so that may have given away that I was nervous!

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Giovanni had actually only seen photos I had sent to him of the location so to ensure he liked the spot I had him meet me at I said, Hey do guys like this spot? We could go to another if you'd like?"

Giovanni got my hint and said, "no, we like it here!"

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We decided during our initial conversation the code word for I am prepared for you to get down on a knee would be, "Okay do something silly!"

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Giovanni was so smooth and got down with ease and let the words come to him! Jazilyn was in tears almost immediately!

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As we walked to other locations in the park to show off her new ring I got to know a lot about the both of them. They are both young, but so mature! They have so much to look forward to in their near futures! So many goals and plans!

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They compliment one another so perfectly! They were nothing but giggles and smiles the whole afternoon! We had so much fun!

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When I pulled out a sharpie and asked Jazilyn if she was comfortable writing on her hand she shrieked and said "Oh my god I love you! I saw this on pintrest, too!" ..Glad I am not the only one on pintrest!

Plus.. how perfect is her handwriting?!

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I had such a great time with this couple and I was so happy to be apart of this! & I am so excited for them! Nothing is sweeter then young love, my husband and I were married 3 weeks after my 18th birthday. Nothing bonded us more then growing and learning about life together.

I wish nothing but the best for Giovanni and Jazilyn in their upcoming journey!

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