One of the coolest things I did this past year was become a co-conspirator in a very exciting plan.
All I had to do was show up to the University of Tampa with Eddy and our baby daughter at around the same time as Jeremy and Claire, a couple I had not yet met.
We followed them around, and Eddy pretended to take photographs of my daughter and me when in fact he was taking photographs of them.
We weren’t there to stalk them, but to capture Jeremy’s lovely surprise marriage proposal to Claire.
Jeremy popped the question at the University of Tampa, where he and Claire had attended college together. Their love story began much earlier than their college years though; it began 10 years ago.
This beautiful couple met in high school in Connecticut when they were only 15 and 16 years old. After graduating, they went off to different colleges and maintained a long-distance relationship.
It was during that time that they realized they didn’t want to spend any more time apart and decided to spend the rest of their lives together, and so they enrolled at the University of Tampa together.
Jeremy and Claire now live in Connecticut, and it’s only fitting that Jeremy asked Claire to become his wife at the same place where they reunited after enduring a long-distance relationship.
As Jeremy got down on one knee, I focused on Claire’s emotional reaction—and admittedly, I also teared up as I watched her cry—so I missed out on something Jeremy had been doing that was captured in the above photograph.
Instead of holding the ring box so that the ring would face Claire as he proposed marriage to her, the ring faced him instead! We noticed it only after Eddy edited the photographs and Claire pointed it out to us, and I think it’s a true gem. He was so nervous, and I think that imperfect moment made it all the more special.
Of course, Claire said YES to the proposal!
And we made sure to have a bottle of champagne ready for them to celebrate.
“It really is an art. He was somehow able to exactly capture the fun, breezy, romantic vibe of our wedding day and our relationship, and allow us to completely relive this day through our gallery.”
"I never understood the skill and artistry of a good photographer until I met Eddy"
"He knows exactly how to set the scene to get the best shot. He will listen to your ideas and pays close attention to detail. He’s also very funny! We were so amazed by how beautiful our engagement photos and wedding video turned out! We will cherish them for a lifetime!"
"Eddy has a natural talent for capturing beautiful moments!"
"We can't say enough WONDERFUL things about our experience with Eddy—"
—the attention to detail, ease of working together, his fun personality and his dedication to his work are top notch. Simply capturing the people that were there was one thing, but Eddy captured the emotions and the story behind the entire day and for that we will be forever grateful.