Greg Pop's the Question! {Proposal at Greendance Winery, Mount Pleasant PA}

 

Last fall I was contacted by a previous client to photograph her daughter’s proposal! The family planned to have a small get together on a beautiful weekend afternoon at Greendance Winery in Mount Pleasant PA, listening to a local band playing in the background. After getting all the details, I stopped in at the winery and had a look at where they would be seated and the surrounding environment. Greg planned to pull Meredith away from the family gathering to pop the question with a little privacy. I sent him some photos of a nearby area and explained where it was in relation to their seating arrangements. Greg gave me the thumbs up and we were good to go!

On the day of the proposal I showed up early and positioned myself to photograph the area we had talked about. Luckily I had a view of where they were sitting too! When Greg and Meredith stood up and started walking I was immediately confused - they were walking away from me! I started wondering if this was on purpose - was Greg planning to circle back around? I couldn’t risk a chance at missing him propose so I started doing the paparazzi dance - hiding and scurrying behind bushes and trees, peeking out as I ran from cover to cover! Thank goodness I did because Greg did not circle back around and instead proposed by a large pine tree pretty far from where we started out! I’ll give you this Greg - you picked a great spot!

He later admitted that when we had talked about where he would propose he was a little confused by my description even though he did not let on or ask for any further confirmation. Don’t worry Greg, paparazzi got your back! (Also, if you’re interested in this type of service, you will now be required to meet with me in advance on-location so that there is no question that we both know EXACTLY where to be. You can thank Greg for that! ;) Contact me if you’re interested! )

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This was such a beautiful moment to witness. I am SO happy for you two!

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After this moment Greg pointed me out (my stealthy moves were so good I had remained unseen!) and I gave them a few minutes alone as I trekked back to my starting point to retrieve some of my gear. On my way back I snapped a nice little candid moment of them embracing below. I didn’t know yet, but the mushrooms in the photo are actually part of their engagement story! Greg pointed them out along their walk in an attempt to slow them down a little so I could catch up!

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We took a few minutes to capture some photos of them together immediately after the proposal. This was a great way for them to enjoy the moment and what had just happened and gave it a little time to sink in - they’re engaged! The family would later say that it felt like forever, but I promise it was 15 minutes or less - I made sure to keep track of the time!

 
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Congratulations were in order back at the family gathering! They relaxed, had some good wine and food, and took a few family photos to mark the day.

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Can you tell they’re sisters!

Meredith could not stop smiling - it was the sweetest thing!

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You just can’t have family photos without a little family fun!

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Congratulations Greg and Meredith! I am so happy for you and I can not wait to watch you say “I do”.

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