Mike is the kind of guy that waits until the right moment: he listens, feels out the situation and when it’s the right time, he reveals his inner charm. ;) For his proposal to Alaina, it was definitely a process of finding the right moment, the right timing, and the exact opportunity to steal the love of his life’s heart forever.
The proposal began with the search for her perfect ring. Mike asked Alaina’s sister to meet him at the jewelry store in Broussard. He mentioned to Alaina that his watch needed a new battery but the truth was, she needed a ring. :)
Mike used her sister’s finger for size and had Alaina pick up the battery the next day. When she did, the jeweler had her look at rings on her own (because seriously, what woman WOULDN’T go in a jewelry store and try on engagement rings?!) lol. He figured out the radiant stone was what she liked and she was in love with the setting!!
Soon after, a friend of their’s was married in Pensacola. Mike brought the ring along but continued to wait for that moment. The day he intended to propose was truly a day for Alaina: it was filled with parasailing, a biker wedding and a night out with friends. FINALLY, he had the chance to walk alone with just her on the beach. He asked her if she REALLY loved him.. ( … so cute! :) ) and he got down on one knee. After a series of questions in only Alaina’s style she said yes!
We spent their engagement session in Downtown Lafayette. I love a couple like this who, despite the now encroaching Louisiana heat, they toughed it out for a WONDERFUL shoot!!! Alaina is EXTREMLY photogenic and the passionate love that these two have for each other (after ALLLL these years) really comes through when they’re together….
I mean, truly?! Are these two hot or what?!!!! I feel so lucky to have such wonderful clients.
But you know what, not only that…I feel lucky to be someone who is surrounded by love, documenting relationships, and learning that with love…not a whole lot else matters!