Goshen Couples Photographer | Surprise Engagement Session at Defries Gardens

I’ve shot plenty of engagement sessions but when Jon called me up about 2 months ago to plan a surprise engagement session for his then girlfriend Kaytie, I almost fell out of my seat in excitement.  Kaytie has been my hairdresser for several years now.  I have also shot Jon and her a few times for their yearly Christmas card, so I’ve definitely grown to love them dearly over the years.  So, Jon and I schemed a “portfolio shoot” that included their dog Bruno which Kaytie thought was a special red carpet promotion in June.  Apparently Jon and I are good liars because she totally bought it.

We showed up on an overcast evening at the gorgeous Defries Gardens in New Paris.  The plan was 3rd pose I’ll get her to turn her back for an invite then Jon would whip out that awesome rock.  Don’t know what an invite is?  Guess you’ll have to book a session with me to find out ;-).  As she turned around you could tell she didn’t know what to do.  I think she thought we were playing a joke on her.  Jon, down on one knee poured out his love for his gorgeous girl and thankfully she said yes.  Look how handsome that guy is, would you say no?  We celebrated with some champagne while the moment set in.  I, of course in true photog style, had to document.

I absolutely can not wait till these two tie the knot.  Too bad I don’t shoot weddings because I have no doubt it will be GORGEOUS but I’ll get to celebrate alongside these adorable love birds.  I’ll be sure to grab some iPhone snap shots to share.  I know I don’t usually share this many photos but seriously how could I choose.  These two are HOT!  

Kaytie and Jon may you have many happy and prosperous years ahead of you.  Congratulations you two.  Love ya!

“Baby, it’s been a long day, baby
Things ain’t been going my way
You know I need you here
To clear my mind
All the time

And baby, the way you move me it’s crazy
It’s like you see right through me
And make it easier
You please me you don’t even have to try

Oh because, you are the best thing
You are the best thing
You are the best thing
Ever happened to me

Baby, we’ve come a long way, baby
You know, I hope and I pray that you believe me
When I say this love will never fade away

Oh because, you are the best thing
You are the best thing
You are the best thing
Ever happened to me

Both of us have known love before
To come on on promising, like a spring
Then walk on out the door
Our hearts are strong and our, our hearts are kind
Let me tell you just exactly what is on my mind

You are the best thing
You are the best thing
You are the best thing
Ever happened to me”

~Ray LaMontagne

Wanna scheme a surprise engagement session for your special lady, give me a shout (574) 238-0684.  She’ll love it!

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kaytie Lewallen - May 19, 2015 - 2:02 PM

I seriously cant stop looking at all my pictures! Misti you guys did an awesome job at keeping this a surprise because I total fell for it! thank you for capturing the moment so perfect! you always do an amazing job. and Yes I wish you did weddings pictures!!!!

Walt and Jeannie Miller - May 19, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Kaytie is our granddaughter and these pictures are great! I love that Bruno wore his bow tie also. Great Job!!!

Aunt Jeri - May 19, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Love the happiness! Beautiful pictures!

Elaine Melinda - May 19, 2015 - 10:15 PM

I love it when engagements are photographed! Love it!

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