Photographing a surprise marriage proposal is an amazing experience. To be able to capture a life changing moment for a couple is truly an honor and a great responsibility...and I love doing it! After a few email exchanges and a phone call, Tara hired me to photograph her proposal to Chrissy. Luckily for me, Tara is a planner! Together we worked out every last detail and possible scenario for the proposal. We even planned for a specific hand gesture that would indicate to me when she was going to drop down to one knee!
Love is All You Need
Tara and Chrissy's love story began in 2012 during their first trip to Boston. They had an absolute blast exploring the city. They visited Faneuil Hall, the Common, a few pubs and even took in a movie. When they left at the end of the weekend, they knew Boston was a special place that they had to visit again. That weekend sparked a yearly tradition and the city of Boston became part of their relationship. Unknowingly and unplanned, they were in Boston during the marathon weekend in 2014. The streets were filled with marathon runners dressed in their bright orange and turquoise B.A.A. solar zest jackets. The sight of so many marathon jackets inspired Chrissy, it was in that moment that she decided to run in the Boston Marathon. Two years later, she did just that! She qualified and ran in the 2016 marathon.
Tara knew that Boston was the place to propose. She told me that the city provided them with countless, positive memories and there was just no better place. The date was set for Friday, April 14, 2017, at the start of Boston Marathon weekend.
Tara and I met for a quick conversation as she waited outside the Expo Center for Chrissy, who was inside getting her marathon bib and bag of goodies. She was so excited and a bit nervous as you can imagine. My husband and I moved into position outside Whiskey's restaurant and waited for them to walk passed us. Boylston Street was bustling with people....lucky for me, my husband is a good people blocker which helped me get the-shot!
Tara planned to propose to Chrissy right on the Boston Marathon finish line. The road was still open to traffic when we got there so she decided on this spot, which overlooks the area!
Let the Adventure Begin
After the proposal, we walked to the Commonwealth Mall green space to capture some portraits. Here are some of my favorite images from their gallery.
Congratulations Tara & Chrissy! Best wishes for a long happy marriage.
Jennifer LaRoche Photography
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