Little did Aldina know when I asked her and my cousin Elvin to be my models would turn into something much more special! 

The moment my cousin, Elvin asked me to capture his proposal to Aldina.. I immediately thought to myself how are we going to pull this off without her knowing? 

After much thought, I had new gear arriving in the next coming weeks and thought it would be a perfect excuse. So here I went contacting Aldina and asking if they would be open to be my models for a staged photo session to "test out" this new gear.. Without hesitation she agreed and I went back to secretly planning the perfect day and time with Elvin. 

So here we are the day of the session, after a couple posed shots I had Aldina turn and look towards the city with Elvin holding her by the hand from behind as he reached with his right hand into his back pocket for the ring box. 

I am a sucker for romance and love stories... so here I was shaking from excitement and starting to feel my eyes get glossy looking through the viewfinder as my not so little cousin goes down on one knee to ask the woman of his dreams to marry him. 

Aldina turns around and the look on her face was priceless, based on her reaction I would say he did pretty dang good and pulled it off perfectly! 

Like I said, I am a sucker for romance and these two remind me of why I love what I do so much and how blessed I am to be able to capture beautiful love stories like theirs!