I think it’s safe to say Jahlai had NO IDEA a Sicilian sunset proposal was coming for her when she arranged a couples photo session with me.
When Jahlai messaged me to set up a couples photoshoot, I was happy. I LOVE photographing couples and I don’t get near enough of that here. But when Paul messaged me later to ask if I would be willing to photograph an intimate sunset proposal, I was ecstatic!!!
Jahlai and Paul are both in the military, but Jahlai is deployed to Sicily for a temporary amount of time. Paul has been working for months to surprise her with the perfect ring and an unforgettable proposal when he came to visit. It was honestly so perfect; I was tearing up the whole time!!
When I talked with Jahlai about preparing an outfit, she told me she already had it planned. She knew they were going to wear their colors, black and gold, and dress formally. She even brought along the cutest picnic setup! The look of shock on her face when she turned around to see Paul down on one knee was priceless. He even surprised her with sweet a little gift after the proposal. Scroll down through to photos to see what he got for her!!!
Jahlai and Paul, thank you sooooo much for having me. Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life together!!!
I distracted Jahlai by pretending to photograph her alone and sent Paul to wait with my husband. Jahlai was very cooperative, even when I said “Don’t move! I’m going to get some shots of you from behind,” as I ran out of the way. Then I told her to turn around and there was Paul down on one knee!! I think it’s safe to say Jahlai was in utter shock!
We moved to our next location to let reality set in and snap a few engagement photos. Paul presented Jahlai with a sweet little surprise gift and we had a few a laughs before we called it a night.
Congratulations again Paul and Jahlai!!