Jon & Angie get engaged! Surprise proposal photoshoot on Longboat Key

When I get asked to be sneaky and photograph a surprise proposal I get super giddy! It’s almost like I get to be a photographer spy until it’s time to leap into action. For this particular surprise proposal photoshoot I had to just casually walk down the beach towards the couple and pretend like I’m photographing nature until they were close enough for Jon to get down on his knee and propose! I wish I was a little closer for the initial ‘proposal’ part, but it would have been super obvious as no one else was on the beach….so I needed to give Jon and Angie their space so I didn’t look like I was creeping up on them! There’s nothing quite like a Longboat Key sunset, so this was a very magical & intimate proposal for these two while they were on their beach vacation. I hope to get the chance to photograph their wedding! Enjoy a few of my favorite photos!