Michael & Joy's Surprise Proposal // Hampton Roads Engagement Photographer

Let me tell you: this was one VERY special day. I first met Michael a few years ago during my first year or working when he interned at the church. It seems like so long ago! We had such a fun summer, mostly stayed out of trouble, and became great friends by the end of it. Fast forward to November 18, and he was ready to propose to Joy! I was SO excited when he emailed me asking if I would take pictures in the moment. I have pictures from my engagement/proposal, and I treasure them so much.

On the actual day, I hid at the top of the Worship Center at Liberty. Joy came in and was instructed to sit on the front row. And then it was just her and the video - that's where I came in. Michael was awesome and told me to go crazy with pictures, so I did. It wasn't hard! Joy laughed, cried, and got so excited as she watched what Michael had made for her. Then, when the video finished, Michael walked on stage with his guitar and played a sweet, sweet song he had written just for Joy.

At the end of the song, he came down off the stage and asked Joy to marry him. She said yes! They were SO excited and it's so easy to tell how much they love each other. After she said yes, Michael brought Joy back to a room where so many of their friends and family were there. I had to wipe back little tears of joy. It was such a sweet moment, especially when Joy and her brother had a little moment together.

Joy and Michael, congratulations a million times over. I'm so thankful I was able to be there at your proposal, and I'm so excited to see how God uses you together in the future as husband and wife.

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 such a sweet moment between Joy and her brother

such a sweet moment between Joy and her brother

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Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.