Marcus approached L Squared Affairs about a special Donner Lake proposal to his beautiful girlfriend, Frankie. Luckily for me, Lisa of L Squared Affairs then asked me if Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. was available to capture this special moment for Marcus.
We originally planned on one of my team photographers to photograph the proposal since I was on bed rest with my twins. Did you know I’m pregnant with twins? Well now you do! However, I ended up being released from bed rest JUST in time to photograph this amazing proposal myself.
A gorgeous setting for a Donner Lake Proposal
Lisa had prepared a private dock just for Marcus and Frankie – complete with floral arrangements and floating candles. It was so gorgeous!!
Lisa asked a group of people on the next dock over if we could pretend to be a part of their group (so as not to be completely conspicuous). They agreed, so willingly, and couldn’t stand the anticipation along with us! We all patiently waited for Marcus and Frankie to make their way down the road to the pier after getting some ice cream nearby.
It was absolutely magical watching Marcus propose, and seeing Frankie say YES! I love the way she examined her stunning engagement ring, and how they kissed and hugged and kissed some more.
Engagement Portraits at Donner Lake
After Marcus & Frankie celebrated together, I introduced myself and took just a few portraits of the newly engaged couple before they headed off for the rest of their romantic weekend. It was so fun getting to know them just a bit in this little time frame. And it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this special surprise!
Congratulations, Marcus and Frankie!! You two are the sweetest and I wish you all the luck in the world!