I could write a novel about this session and this couple, but I’ll refrain!

Jewel is my niece, she was dating a young man from Texas; Connor. He emailed me at the beginning of the year telling me about his plans to surprise Jewel and propose to her and asked for my help in planning and photographing the event! I was more then happy to jump on board and the planning began. I got Kelli from Sugar Blossom involved and we dreamt up this greenhouse jewelry shoot! I asked Jewel to model, which she was excited to do! It was nerve wrecking keeping it a secret for so long and being part of an event that would change her life forever! I so badly wanted it all to run smoothly and not have her find out. And she didn’t! It was perfection! The day of the shoot finally arrived and Jewel and her sister Chyanne arrived to model Kelli’s beautiful bracelets! Here is the first part of the shoot! No suspicions on her part, meanwhile Kelli and I were sweating, nervous messes. Haha.

We moved the shoot over to the botanical backdrop where Connor would be making his appearance! Jewel was not expecting to see him till a month later, so you can imagine the shock of him showing up!! I had her turn and face the wall, smelling the flowers and saying I needed to photograph her gorgeous hair! Ha. The expressions say it all!

ps. How cute is that gold spray painted pineapple?

And then this…

Yes Jewel, the ring is amazing! Well done Connor!

Congrats you two! I can’t wait for your wedding day in August!

I have to post a few pictures of the gorgeous bouquet created by Heather from Academy Florist! And the beautiful dream catchers by Kelli!

This surprise could not have happened without help from the following amazing people!

Huge thank you to Jeffries Nurseries for letting us use their space!

Kelli from Sugar Blossom Design for helping plan, set up, and providing the beautiful arm candy!

Heather from Academy Florist for creating the stunning bouquets!

My husband for doing all the “dirty work”. And for his moral support and guidance!

And of course Connor! Thank you for warming our hearts and letting us be a part of this big day. And Jewel, thanks for saying “yes”! He’s a keeper!