I knew the second I first spoke with Silviu on the phone that this surprise proposal was going to be epic! Not only was he a man with a plan, but he knew how badly she would want the moment captured. Silviu told me about his plans to ask Katerina to be his bride at the top of Bear’s Den Overlook in Bluemont, Virginia because it was special place that they had been and because of the gorgeous view. So I made sure I was there early, hiked the big hill with all my camera gear and tried desperately to blend in with the other overlook hikers while I waited for them to arrive. It’s hard not to stand out with a 70-200mm lens hanging off your neck. It was easy to spot them coming! Both of them looking like a million bucks in their dress clothes! And with every person on the mountain gawking at them trying to climb out on the rocks in their sandals and dress shoes, it was easy for me to sink back into the tree line as their personal paparazzi…
Once they were up there and situated, Silviu pulled out his iPad and showed her a video slideshow he had made for her with pictures, music, and special words just for her (insert your awwwww here). While I couldn’t see from where I was, I’m pretty sure she was already getting misty eyed! That’s when this gent pulled out a ring and dropped to a knee and asked her the big question! As you can see from her reaction it was a YES!
A little about this couple:
Silviu and Katerina met while working at a hospital together! According to them it didn’t take long to realize that forever was inevitable (as if you couldn’t tell by looking at them together!). I asked them to provide a little bit about how they feel for each other…
Silviu said: “I love her positive outlook and how she can make every moment special. Our professions can be very stressful, however whenI am with her I put it all behind. I love her mannerisms, quirks and that we can be goofy together. We share similar goals in life and I am so excited to begin our journey together!”
Katerina said: I love how he can light up a room with his contagious laugh and smile. He loves me for who I am and always makes me feel appreciated and loved unconditionally. I thank God every single day for bringing him into my life. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for us!”
It was so much fun capturing this special moment for these guys! I hope you enjoy all the love in these images and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this incredible couple! Happy Wedding Planning!!!
Of course NOTHING is official until its Social Media SELFIE OFFICIAL!!!!! 🙂