Surprise Christmas Proposal!

When Colin contacted me about photographing his proposal to his girlfriend Samantha I couldn't be more excited. We hatched a plan and executed it beautifully. The location was a Christmas tree farm in Sandy, OR. It rarely snows much in that part of Oregon, but we were lucky as the farm had been turned into a winter wonderland the day before. Colin sent me directions to the spot where he would propose and I staked it out, pretending to look for the perfect tree, with my camera hidden under my scarf. Samantha's mother and brother were there too, but they had no idea what was going on either. When Colin dropped to one knee I sprung to action and started snapping away. I'm in love with the resulting photos and felt so honored to have been a part of one of the most special moments in their lives. After the proposal we all walked back to the farm house so the owners of the farm could congratulate the happy couple. Here are some of my favorites: 

Christie Spillane