Ryan and Liz's Proposal

Their story is long. Their story is beautiful. Ryan and Liz met in high school where they insisted for years on being "just friends." They knew college was around the corner and that a relationship didn't make sense. Ryan told Liz that he didn't want to break her heart. For a short while, they parted ways keeping distance until college when they started seeing each other in group settings. It didn't take long for them both to realize that their love vastly out-weighed the risk of breaking each other's hearts. Each date brought them closer together and their love expanded on a foundation of friendship. When I met Liz at the beach, my instant reaction was she is so cool, relaxed, and so wonderfully easy to like and get along with! So when Ryan asked if I would take some couple portraits, I was so excited. It was not until they went to change and Recah (Ryan's sister & my cousin) causally whispered in my hear "Oh and just so you know, Ryan has a ring in his pocket." WAIT WHAT?!! My mouth and camera both about dropped to the floor! Ryan is proposing? Right now!? Luckily Liz was out of ear shot as I completed about 3 happy jumping jacks and got into an excitement frenzy. Recah just laughed and tried to pull me back to reality, which was much needed and appreciated. I calmed down and was so thrilled to capture a small piece of their ongoing love story...

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Aren't they just too adorable?!?

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He asked her to look into the sunset with him. She turned to look at the sunset and he got down on one knee. Then she turned around...

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Her reaction was priceless... she just collapsed into his arms.

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