It’s no secret that I’m an unapologetic puppy-lover. 🙂 So the story of Gill’s proposal to Ashley absolutely makes me squeal with delight! This beautiful couple had been together for nearly five years, and were just looking into bringing home a furry baby when Gill gave Ashley an incredible three-fold surprise last November!
These two are very close with each other’s families. So it wasn’t out of the ordinary when Ashley and his parents headed out to meet Gill for a weekend brunch at a restaurant near Ocean Isle beach. Ashley suspected nothing as she waited for Gill in the open-air bar…until she saw him walking towards her from the beach with a small bundle of Goldendoodle fur in his arms! A flurry of kisses, cuddles and tears ensued. Amidst the excitement, Gill gently urged Ashley to look at their new puppy’s bandana. Suddenly, the words ‘Will you marry me?’ were peering up at Ashley…and then Gill was down on one knee, holding an exquisite ring! The answer, as you may have guessed, was a resounding ‘Yes!’. No sooner had the words left Ashley’s lips, than a big cheer went up! Surprise #3: Gill had invited a crowd of loving family and friends to witness the proposal. Sooooooo sweet!!!
Capturing engagement photos with these two in Chapel Hill was an absolute pleasure. Actually, I should say ‘these three’, because adorable fur-baby Sullivan came along, too! It was raining the day of the session, so we had to wait in the car for about an hour. But Ashley and Gill’s spirits were high, despite the challenge of a wet shoot. My kind of clients! They are so excited about their lives together, and it’s clear how much they adore Sullivan…he’s in his mama’s arms with the least excuse! Looooooove it!
Engagement photos in Chapel Hill