Ben + Alyssa Engagement

I recently photographed the engagement of my close friends, Ben and Alyssa. What a beautiful (and very anticipated) day it was!! Much to Alyssa's surprise, this day had been lovingly and strategically planned weeks prior. What began as a typical outing with friends quickly turned into one of the best days of their lives!

We traveled to Our Lady of the Snows Shrine early that morning and walked the property. Alyssa was completely oblivious to the fact that her boyfriend was only moments away from proposing!! We ended the morning at the Lorde's Grotto, where Ben got down on one knee and proposed. Let's just say, it's very challenging to photograph a proposal when there are happy tears streaming down your cheeks! haha! But I managed and was overjoyed that everything fell into place so perfectly; the church bells even rang when Alyssa said yes!! How perfect is that?! After all the hugs and squeals, the two lit a votive candle and said a prayer together. 

I'm so happy for Ben and Alyssa and cannot wait to watch their journey ahead unfold. Their friendships are such a blessing in my life and they bring me so much joy. There is no doubt they love each other and God has so many amazing things planned ahead for them.

Congrats, Ben and Alyssa!!  I love you both so much! 

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us." 

1 John 4:18-19