That initial inquiry that comes in from a potential client is always so exciting to read. It’s especially exciting to read when it’s from a guy who’s going to propose to his lady and wants you to be there to take their proposal photos! I’m so glad that I got to be the Livermore Proposal Photographer for this sweet couple! There’s seriously nothing better than being chosen to photograph a proposal, it’s such an exciting event to capture.

I started chatting with Nick about good locations for him to propose to his then girlfriend over Thanksgiving break, we landed on a winery in Livermore. Since it would be less suspicious for her to just be going wine tasting with her sisters. We ended up landing on Murrieta’s Well, which was such a perfect spot. I’ve shot at Murrieta’s Well for wedding before and knew that it would be an amazing spot. 

It was the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday. She thought she was just going wine tasting that day with her sisters, and she thought he was back in Texas. Little did she know that he had flown into California that morning. It was so fun to hide in the bushes and see the look of surprise on her face when she realized who was standing there on the lawn waiting for her. He got down on one knee, she said yes, and they lived happily ever after!

We got a few quick minutes to take photos afterwards before they started celebrating! Shooting on the beautiful tile steps was a highlight, as well as shooting in the gorgeous vineyards as they were changing colors for the Fall. The timing was perfect since as soon as we took the last few photos the rain started coming down.

What a joy it was to be there and capture this moment for them- I hope that the memories and excitement shown in these photos are cherished for a lifetime!

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Rachel Howden Photography is a family photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in family, newborn, baby, motherhood, and maternity photography in the Bay Area. Including Livermore, Oakland, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto, San Jose, Fremont, and Pleasanton. 

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