Photograph a proposal in Austin? I’m there. These are the kind of assignments that, forgive me, make my heart go pitter-pat. When Jamil emailed me about his idea to propose to his girlfriend—now fiancée—Naila, I couldn’t help but want to photograph it! His plan was to lead her in a scavenger hunt through favorite places in their hometown of Seattle followed by a plane trip to Austin. Why Austin? Naila spent a few years living here and collecting fond memories so it was a perfect place to propose.
Normally, I’d recommend a proposal later in the day however, Jamil’s plans didn’t just involve a scavenger hunt that spanned two states. Jamil not only arranged for both of them to fly to Austin separately but he also surprised Naila by flying in both of their closest friends and family. Seriously, how could she not say yes? Everyone they loved dearly in one place and then a meal together to celebrate afterwards. It was the sweetest gesture and I am seriously impressed. Aren’t you? Jamil put so much thought and heart into the whole thing.
After taking the time to enjoy everyone and celebrate their new fiancée/fiancé status, we got to take a little time and shoot a few engagement portraits. Of course we had to hit spots that they both loved and are iconic Austin. They’re the dearest couple and it was so sweet to get to spend time with them.