I was so excited when Curtis, from Sanford, NC, contacted me about scheduling a surprise proposal on January 1, 2016, to his girlfriend of two years, Rebecca, at the Biltmore Estate. Curtis had thought of every detail and knew where he wanted to propose, near the big oak tree behind the estate. I texted them the day before to let them know they had won a “free” couples session along with tickets to the estate. What she didn’t know is that he had planned all this several weeks in advance, bought the tickets ahead of time and arranged for me to capture their very special moment right behind the estate. He had even printed off the free tickets with a bar code that when scanned said, Will you marry me? We started our session with doing some portraits around the house and then halfway through he proposed to Rebecca by the large oak tree behind the estate. Talk about a STUNNING RING!! I love that her mom and dad were along to see their daughter get engaged. Even though it was freezing cold that day, the two were troopers and walked all around the gardens and the estate to finish up their session. Thank you both for letting me have a front row seat to one of the most special moments in a person’s life. Thank you Curtis, for the opportunity to capture these memories. Congratulations to you both!!