The staging for this real proposal here in Napa Valley was planned weeks in advance. Brent wanted to propose at Caymus Vineyard, and loved the idea of doing it on Mindy’s birthday. To make sure I had the best perspective, I joined the tasting (with my camera hidden) to “stall” the couple at the end of the tasting, so other tasters could leave the winery first. After holding them back from the others with a brief conversation, I left to light the candle on Mindy’s red velvet birthday cupcake from Kara’s Cupcakes , and then go back into hiding. Soon enough, the couple entered the barrel room to share a precious moment. Here was my “hidden” perspective as they focused on each other.
This is what their smiles looked like 15 minutes after he proposed.
The next day,we had another session. This time, it was a bit rainy, and we kept it mostly indoors. Cave backdrop thanks to the gorgeous Vine Cliff Winery .