|Though I photograph a lot of people and life events. Seldom am I present for an actual question popping session! You can imagine my giddiness when I get a call to photograph a proposal, then – I feel like I’m on a secret mission in the name of love!
My session with Andrew and Kaila started out with Kailas dad Dan reaching out to me to see if I’d be able to help Andrew pull this off.
Then Andrew explained how it was going to all go down: He was going to propose to Kaila after a tour of the Wrigley Mansion here in Phoenix Arizona.
It was a hot day and my heart was racing as if I was the one proposing!
|Andrew got down on one knee and Kaila caught him fiddling around with his sock. She knew one day it would happen. So today just like many others she thought "Could this be it? Is today the day?" Kaila was in shock as Andrew knelt before her with a box in hand. Andrew asked her to marry him somewhere In his lovely written proposal. She said OF COURSE!
|Andrew did such a good job of orchestrating this whole thing and keeping it a secret from Kaila, which made for one of the most genuine and sweetest proposals! Not to mention the ring is gorgeous!
|Congratulations to both of you,
and so glad I was there to document this incredible moment!
"Hey Victoria, Thanks again. Collin had so much fun with you! I can’t wait to see all the pictures. I’m so excited!!!"
Andrea said "Our photo session was so relaxed. Family pictures make me really anxious. I feel nervous that my kids won’t cooperate or the dogs will get squirrely and I’ll be disappointed. Victoria was so calm, so wonderful with my boys and dogs that it kept my crazy at bay. She kept the boys laughing and our photos are full of genuine smiles. She was so sweet to give me sneak peeks and assure me everything was turning out beautifully."
Andrew is 10 and Michele is 7, the days are long but the years are short. These two are growing up so fast. Where has the time gone?
When I gave Andrea access to her images she said "You have me crying like a baby.
So incredibly grateful to you for capturing the beauty in this crazy, wonderful family."
We chose to do family pictures this year for two reasons, it’s been awhile and our oldest dog has bone cancer.
Victoria was the first person I thought of to capture her sweet spirit.
Andrea said one of her favorite things about her family is that they are always laughing. Humor, love and saying I'm sorry go along way.
This is what 13 lucky years of Marriage looks like.
I couldn’t be happier with the final product and can’t wait to put them up in my home and make a photo book.
I show my pictures off to anyone willing to look.
This year I’ve realized how finite my time is with my children and I’m so thankful to have captured this moment in time.
“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.” – Erica Jong
Victoria is a wonderful photographer who handles a family session with all the love and care you didn’t know you wanted and thankful that she brought it. I was so impressed with her easy nature with my boys and my dogs, that I was able to relax and enjoy the moment. She will forever and always be my go to gal. This was the first time we ever brought our dogs and now we will always bring them. If you need someone to capture the heart of your family, Victoria at Tuff Photo will leave you speechless.