With such a meaningful proposal, this engagement shoot could be nothing but amazing. Angela and Adam had their romantic e-shoot in and around beautiful Agra, including the Taj Mahal. With the mist setting a poetic mood, this e-shoot was romantic in every which way.
In the Groom-to-be’s Words: How They Met
Angela and I met when I wasn’t expecting to meet anyone. We sat across from each other at [the restaurant] Anita’s Kitchen, and it was one of those rare times in my life where I just felt that I could completely understand the person across from me. Something just drew me to Angela, so much so that I had to keep in touch with her even when she returned to Philadelphia. We shared so much in common – our interests, our values, our hobbies, our profession. My initial contact with her tapped into something very deep, something very meaningful and powerful in my life. And from that day forward, she has been in my life – and I couldn’t imagine my life without her.
Planning the Proposal
I wanted to propose to Angela at a place that was memorable to both of us. She had taken me to The Whitney Restaurant for my birthday and loved the restaurant, so I knew that it would be the setting for the big night. I called up The Whitney and spoke with the wonderful staff and they assisted me all the way. I spoke with Angela’s brother, sister and best friend about things that she would like.
I had roses brought in, along with flower pedals to place on the floor. I had a cannoli cake made (her favorite dessert), decorated with one of our favorite inside jokes. I created framed pictures of Angela and myself from our various travels and adventures to place in the room when I proposed.
Everything was brought down to Detroit and put in place before the big day. It took me several months to get everything together, but with the help of friends, family and The Whitney staff, everything turned out beautifully. My brother came and took memorable photos of us just after the proposal.
In the Bride-to-be’s Words: The Proposal
I had been waiting for the day to come. I flew out to Michigan to visit Adam for the weekend. On Saturday, it was scorching hot, but we decided to spend the day outdoors. Little did I know everything we were doing had been carefully planned.
We walked along the river and explored downtown Detroit, which I had not had the chance to do before. Adam taught me about Detroit’s history and pointed out its landmarks. As evening fell, we drove to The Whitney, a historic restaurant where we had previously celebrated his birthday. At the end of a beautiful dinner, the waiter asked us if we would like to take a guided tour of the building. I couldn’t wait to do so.
At the second room on the tour, the guide allowed me to enter first, then Adam, and he himself stepped out. Before me was a floor covered in flowers, leading to a table filled with photos of us together, flowers, candles, and a cake. Adam read me an entry from his journal that he had written when we first met. Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes and the rest is history.
Photographer | Sensible Camera Photography by Katia Peshakova
E-shoot Location | Agra, India
Ring Designer | Verragio