How funny are these? ha. We were at Starbucks this weekend. Put 2 photographers together with a solid colored backdrop…this is what you get! =)
Oh, how busy life is right now. I’m engaged! Let the wedding planning begin. :) It’s different to be on the opposite side of the spectrum now…I am looking for a wedding photographer now!?!
I finally found some time to add these photos from Portugal and Spain!
Azenhas do Mar
Driving the coast from Sintra to Lisbon, Portugal.
Beautiful Azenhas do Mar again – we ate at the restaurant with all the windows.
The streets of Madrid.
We had more coffee than you can imagine…& MAN is that stuff good!
The night we were engaged – this was our view from our Bed & Breakfast at Casa Miradouro.
Downtown Sintra at night.
…more coffee ;)
The beach where Nick proposed to me.
Cabo da Roca: The westernmost part of Europe, in Portugal.
The city of Porto, at night.
Coimbra – in bokeh.
How it happened: Here is the full version of exactly how it happened – in story form! :)
My fiancé, Nick, and I are both photographers. We love to travel and we could spend hours walking around together taking photos. Our love for photography and our adventurous spirits are just two of the many things that brought us together.
Last year we saved our money to take a trip to Portugal for Christmas and New Year’s. We rented a car and explored the northern coast, taking plenty of photos along the way. On the third evening of the trip, we made the windy drive to a beach called Praia Adraga, just north of Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe.
The beach was spectacular. There were cliffs at both ends, a sea cave, huge rock formations and giant waves crashing all along them. There was one problem…it was December and a very cold flow of water separated us from the other half of the beach. Nick insisted we not miss this chance to get some incredible pictures, so being Nick, he took his shoes off and carried me across the water.
There was not another soul on the beach that evening. We walked along, hand-in-hand, snapping photos of the waves, the rocks and ourselves along the way. At the far end we setup the camera on a rock to take a couple of our usual self-timed photos. On the third shutter release Nick ran over, stood beside me in typical fashion, then stepped back, got down on one knee and with a huge smile on his face, presented an absolutely beautiful engagement ring. I literally broke into tears of joy, put my hands on my face and click….the camera shutter closed. He knew how much a photo would mean to me and was able to beautifully capture the exact moment of emotion of his once in a lifetime proposal!
I am so amazed and more than excited that he captured the actual moment he proposed. We will have this forever!