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March 10, 2021

cape henlopen surprise proposal

Cape Henlopen Surprise Proposal in Lewes, Delaware

This is hands down one of my favorite proposals of allllll time (I mean, alll proposals are, but you get the idea). Someone gifted Kacie a photography session with me just about a year go. We were back and forth on what she would use it toward, until one day she decided on a couple’s shoot with her boyfriend, Dustin. WELL, imagine my surprise when her sweet sister, Brynn, texted me about Dustin’s plan. And so their Cape Henlopen surprise proposal was born!

Brynn messaged me in every possible way she could to let me know Dustin was proposing during their session. I just about DIED and knew we had to figure out how we could pull this off without Kacie getting suspicious. The three of us formed a group chat to talk all things engagement, how we could execute it, and how we could involve their families without them being seen. When I tell you I go all out to formulate surprise proposals for my couples, I mean it!

I decided to start the session just like any other couple’s session, and just roll with it until I got a text from Brynn. Brynn was going to let me know when everyone arrived so I could cue Dustin that the plan was a go. I was going to have Kacie be my stand in to “test the light”, while Dustin got down behind her! You can see the complete shock in her face when she turned around to find Dustin proposing to her!

Within minutes, both of their families came rushing down the beach to embrace them! There were plenty of tears, smiles, and congratulations all around them as they soaked up this perfect moment together. Now the countdown is ON for their April wedding, and I can’t wait to celebrate with them!! Enjoy my favorites from their Cape Henlopen surprise proposal!

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- Rebecca + Clayton

Rebecca somehow made us both relaxed and produced absolute magic! She instructed us while still making the photos look candid, reliably captured our "good sides," and brought her unique eye for lighting and settings (pro tip: do whatever she says even if it seems funny or in a different location; it will look utterly amazing). Photos can be an investment and I'm glad we did the research and found the perfect photographer for us.

"The best (esp if you're awkward in photos)"

- Lauren + Hunter

I can't even put into words how amazing Rebecca is. We knew from the moment our engagement photos began that we made the right choice. She is so professional, charismatic, and excited to be a part of your big day.  I would recommend her over and over again!


- Bianca + Kyle

Rebecca was such a joy to work with, our experience with her was absolute perfection from beginning to end! Even from our first conversation, I could tell that she genuinely cares about getting to know her clients and what they prioritize and want to capture on the big day. She was always so responsive and available by phone or email, communication was a total breeze. Rebecca is not only incredibly talented, but a wonderful human being, and we loved working with her. I wholeheartedly recommend her to all future brides!

"Rebecca was a dream!"

- Casey + Kofi

It was truly a pleasure working with Rebecca. She is so sweet and easy to work with, we felt so relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process. Communication is timely, prices are reasonable. She listened to us and did such a perfect job capturing every moment on our special day. And most importantly - the pictures turned out ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! I can't recommend her enough.

"Love love love Rebecca!"

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