She Said Yes!
Martin Cox and Jessie Sanders Wedding engagement proposal – Vilano Beach, Fl.
Wow, what an honor to have one of my best friends call upon me to candidly capture the moment that he proposed to his now fiancé.
I have known and worked with Martin for over 10 years and for him to include me in his plan is the most amazing privileges that I have ever received as a photographer.
He asked me if I could meet them at Vilano Beach, near St Augustine and candidly capture the moment that he asked the love of his life for her hand in marriage. Of course, I had to say yes!
So I went into stealth mode and blended in as much as a guy with a giant DSLR can on a beach full of people. I even pretended to take pictures of the lighthouse, a rock, and some driftwood, all while watching Martin and Jessie out of the corner of my eye.
Looking at Martin I could tell that he was nervous. He kept looking over at me to make sure that I was paying attention and that I didn’t miss the big moment.
Both he and Jessie were dressed in white and looked stunning. Martin got down on one knee, reached into his pocket and pulled out a small box. He opened it and presented Jessie with a ring, she didn’t even see it coming. She looked like a deer in headlights and even though I was not close enough to hear what she said I could tell that it was a definite YES!
As a photographer, it is always a privilege to bear witness to life’s most precious moments and capture real emotion and real memories as they unfold candidly in front of my lens. Emotion is what makes a spectacular photograph, not having the fanciest equipment or the best technique. When you put emotion first you get spectacular results.