Andy and Viv have a long distance relationship – both living in different states currently.
Originally both from California, she moved to New York to be a real estate lawyer and he tours around being a dentist for the military.
They were planning a trip through Asia, and they had a one-day layover in Toronto.
Andy wanted to propose on that layover day, and he wanted a photographer to document the happy occasion.
Guys, I was SO excited.
I can’t even tell you.
Well, being the totally enthusiastic and keen person I am, I immediately started working with him to brainstorm ideas, and we quickly set a plan.
I would gather a few items – picnic basket, blanket, champagne, glasses – and help him find THE BEST Toronto skyline view for a romantic site for him to pop the question.
The day approached. Their planes had both arrived in Toronto and they met up around 11:30 am. They checked into a hotel, dropped off some stuff, & explored the city.
Meanwhile, I took the ferry to Ward’s Island that afternoon and set up the picnic stuff at the site.
At 5:30, they took the ferry across and Andy started to lead her across the island (saying a friend had said it was super pretty) using the directions I had sent him.
I knew what they looked like (he had sent me a photo), and when I saw them approach I readied my camera.
They arrived at the spot, and Andy made a comment about the strange picnic basket. They walked towards it, and he got down on one knee.
Y’all know what happens next.
She was totally surprised in that moment. And I was smiling ear to ear as I photographed the magic happen.
Hugs, kisses, happiness abound!
They then enjoyed some bubbly and some quality time exploring the beautiful scenery as I snapped away to commemorate the evening.
Ah! I’m so giddy just thinking about it.
Congratulations again, Andy and Viv!! I am SO stoked for you guys!!