When I got contacted about this photographing this surprise engagement, my answer was instantly YES!
Cassie and Michael met during their undergraduate years at UGA and have since moved away from Athens GA! But when these two came back into town for the holidays, Michael used this time to take Cassie back to the very classroom where they met to propose. He left Cassie with their old class syllabus (I’m impressed he could even find this!) saying “There’s an opportunity for extra credit at 3 pm”.
Before Cassie arrived, Michael filled her old seat with candles and flowers. Watching Michael light all these candles was such an incredible moment. I could tell he was so excited, nervous, and ready for Cassie to show up! Once she arrived, they each sat in their old class seats, and watched a slideshow of videos and photos of memories throughout their relationship. ????(This video was a tearjerker y’all…no words can do it justice!).
Towards the end of the video Michael got up from his seat and proposed to Cassie right there. Watching these two celebrate in that moment was something I’ll never forget! This was an unique, creative, and beautiful proposal that deserved to be captured!
Afterwards we walked around UGA’s campus and took portraits outside to celebrate this big day!
Congrats Cassie and Michael! I wish you both the best of luck in your careers, your marriage, and everything you do! I know you both will do big things! Thank you for trusting me with such a special day!