I’ve been waiting for Mariah and Anissa to get engaged for a couple of years now. Is that still creepy to say even as a wedding photographer? I photographed them for the first time then and have loved watching their love story continue to unfold. When Mariah told me that she planned on popping the question during a family session with their dog, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Literally don’t know how I didn’t give the surprise away while Mariah’s mom got MJ suited up with her special bandana and we took some photos of just Mariah and Anissa. But I didn’t. And Anissa was so surprised. Come to find out, she had plans of her own to propose in a few months (her mom had told Mariah this when she looped them in on her plans + asked for their blessing). Proposals are easily one of my favorite things to photograph- and they’re even that much more special when I know the couple and can get just as excited with them. <3 Congratulations, Mariah + Anissa. I am beyond happy for you both and am so excited to continue cheering on your love story.