Surprise Proposal in the Salt Plains


I met Rich + Kaylyn at this wedding late last year . I fell in love with them pretty instantly -- I can't even remember why . We just clicked and ended up hanging out after the wedding too, dancing the night away . At some point during that evening, Rich pulled me aside to look at my engagement ring explaining that he was in the  market for one . Of course I was squealing with excitement -- I just love proposals + surprises + the love/thought that goes into them . & Rich was no exception . I knew he was going to have it all planned out in the most perfect way -- but months later when April called to tell me Rich was going to be popping the question soon -- I had no idea at just how freaking amazing it was going to be . 

With April's help of throwing Kaylyn off, her and Rich colluded up a plan to be able to video + photograph the whole thing . They decided to trick Kaylyn into thinking we're shooting an edgy, modern, interracial styled shoot and wanted them to be our models . Of course she was down! We decided on the Salt Plains & requested Rich + Kaylyn to dress the part in all black . April ordered black + white smoke bombs to add to the edgy styled shoot -- which turned out to be such a fun addition to a sweet proposal! 

April said "I told Kaylyn I wanted to do an experimental video portrait / love confession piece… I had to get creative in order to have Rich and Kaylyn microphoned, so I told them I wanted there to be a narrative of vow-like confessions of love." 

Once it was time, we had Kaylyn go first with her 'confession of love' -- which blew us all away honestly -- she hadn't planned ahead or written anything down, she just spoke to Rich her thoughts, feelings, and adorations for him . She had us all crying, knowing that she was about to feel even more loved with Rich's words + proposal . 

So happy + excited for these two . & so thrilled to be shooting their elopement in England later this summer . Check out the commercial-like editorial video by April of Ethnos Creative below & be sure to check out our feature over on Green Wedding Shoes


+ photography: Melissa Marshall 
+ planning + video: April Kirby
+ makeup artist: Chelsey Ann Artistry
+ hair stylist: Ali Earnheart 
+ Kaylyn's dress: BCBG from Dillards