The grapevines were not blooming but love was at the Callaghan Vineyards in Elgin, Arizona.
When Luke contacted me about his desire to propose to Kim and wanting his proposal to be documented I was at once intrigued and excited! He planned a wine-tasting excursion and wanted to propose to Kim in the vineyard. There was one catch…Kim could not know the proposal was coming or that I was there to photograph it! After collaborating with the folks at the vineyard the plan was set, I would be at the vineyard “shooting promotional images for the vineyard” and happen to need a couple of willing models to make the shoot successful. A perfect plan! When Luke and Kim arrived I had already been scouting for a good spot in the vineyard so when I went back to the tasting room I made an announcement to the guests that I was there shooting for the vineyard. After getting a few pics of Luke and Kim sampling wines I approached them and asked if they would mind going into the vineyard and act as models in a few pics for Callaghan’s. Thankfully Kim was game!
Love this! Luke couldn’t hide his excitement and Kim was clueless.
The happy and willing vineyard models.
And now it is time to get to the real reason we were there. I was armed with a 400mm lens (thanks Robert for letting me take your sport-shooting lens out to play!) so I could be out of earshot and give Luke and Kim privacy for their moment.
A peek at the beautiful surroundings and evening sky made to order on their proposal day.
Thank you Luke for inviting me to document your proposal!!!! Thank you Kim for agreeing to be a “vineyard model”! Wishing you both much happiness and HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING! XO!
Check out their cute engagement video, best viewed in 1080 HD, click the settings wheel to change resolution. )