A really fun part of my job is seeing how people put so much thought and care into how they propose to their significant other. Such was the case with these Running Hare Vineyard surprise proposal photos for Ryan and Shayna!
Proposing at a Vineyard
Ryan reached out to me with the really sweet idea of proposing to his girlfriend, Shayna, at a winery. He said they go to wineries a lot and it would be a way to make a full, fun day out of his proposal. I was going to be in Calvert County the day Ryan wanted to pop the question, so I suggested he check out Running Hare Vineyard for his proposal. I go to Running Hare all the time with my family – we’ve been celebrating birthdays and holidays there for years! It’s a beautiful spot and a great place to spend quality time with friends and family while enjoying nature, delish wine, and listening to live music.
Ryan decided to go ahead with a Running Hare Vineyard surprise proposal and I was thrilled to get to shoot there! And doubly thrilled for Shayna that she would get to experience such a beautiful, warm place where she would be proposed to.
The Surprise Within the Surprise
Ryan did such a wonderful job of coordinating everything – especially considering he had never been to the winery before! I helped him choose a good spot to pop the question, and he organized everything so that a couple dozen of their closest friends and family could join them for not only celebrating the occasion, but actually witnessing the big moment!
For Ryan’s Running Hare Vineyard surprise proposal, I was hiding out in the parking lot behind my car. Ryan and Shayna’s friends and family joined me there so they could watch as things unfolded. Ryan and Shayna walked across from us to ‘take a look at the vines’, and as soon as Ryan popped the question, their friends and family started cheering and clapping – totally taking Shayna by surprise! The look on her face was priceless!
Just Add Wine
Everyone was so excited and happy for the newly engaged couple; I imagine they all had a wonderful day of celebration after we took some portraits in the vines. It occurs to me that a vineyard is the perfect place to propose – there’s already so much wine there to celebrate with!
Cheers to Ryan and Shayna!!
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Hi – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia. I love taking photos of elegant people who love to laugh, as well as of much in-love couples. If you’re a dog owner, that’s a plus! I’m currently booking 2019 portrait sessions, as well as 2019 and 2020 weddings.