Kathleen: I don’t even know how I ended up on your blog, but I have been on it for 3 days! I am getting married for the second time in June and have been oogling all the photos on your blog. Amazing! Your photos are amazing! Thanks for inspiring me! 12.29.09, 8:57AM
wendy: So where’s the ring shot!!! We gotta see it, Jessica!! ๐Ÿ˜€ CONGRATS you guys!!! 5.11.09, 2:13PM
Sara France: That is the greatest story! I am so happy for you girl! 4.30.09, 2:30PM
Shannon Fergus: Oh my gosh!! Congratulations!!!!!!! My only advice to you is to not get too stressed out planning your wedding! Everything will work out, and just enjoy your wedding day, it will go by SO fast! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.27.09, 9:56PM
christian burge: just got on ur blog since i havent in a while and I am soooo excited for u…congrats! 4.27.09, 7:25PM
Braedon Flynn: Jess!!!!! I’ve been so slammed, I haven’t looked at your site in a bit. HOLY CRAP. So stoked for you! Now we really need to get together! CONGRATS! 4.27.09, 12:05PM
betsy barron: JC – sweet congratulations to you both! Fabulous set up, story and pics…Now let’s see that rock! 4.24.09, 8:51PM
Jennifer Bowen: What a fantastic happy story! Congratulations to you both and may you life a life full of laughter and love ahead together ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.24.09, 5:40PM
opanin: Congratulations, you look so beautiful together. Late to the party but congratulations all the same ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.24.09, 12:02AM
Shara Lana: WOW!!! God has truly blessed you both. Now take that blessing for all it is worth and never take it for granted. I am so happy for you both. God is GOOD!!!!! 4.23.09, 10:22AM
Michelle: Congratulations Jessica & Jeff! You sound (and look) like a perfect pair. Here’s to many years of happiness together. 4.22.09, 10:49PM
Kari Dawson: Wow! Amazing story, amazing fiance’, amazing family, and amazing friends. You are a blessed girl! 4.22.09, 12:49PM
Jas: omg! I’m late! But best wishes to you!! That was a very good surprise! 4.22.09, 3:49AM
Me Ra Koh: Girl! I go to Thailand for a couple months, and all sorts of stuff goes down while I’m gone! Your engaged! That’s fantastic! Brian and I send you all our love! Big HUGS!! 4.21.09, 1:51AM
Linda K: what a great guy to plan such a wonderful surprise as that. Congratulations 4.20.09, 8:36PM
Nicole-Lynn: wow, I am so happy for you and I don’t even know you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how surprised you were and the photos are just breathtaking! You look so happy, and from what I can see in the pictures your ring is gorgeous! … enjoy wedding planning ! 4.20.09, 12:37PM
Mark Leonard: Congratulations Jessica. Everyone deserves to be in love! 4.20.09, 11:46AM
Troy Grover: Thats awesome! Congrats! 4.20.09, 1:16AM
Luis Barceló: Congratulations!! Iยดm sure you are going to be very happy. 4.20.09, 12:08AM
jon thomas: Jess, love this last photo. Defiantly my favorite. So nice to meet you/work with you out west. Loved hearing your engagement story, congrats on your upcoming wedding! 4.18.09, 9:39AM
Melissa: Congratulations! It is so great hearing your story. Lucky you to have so many photographer friends to help capture this amazing moment! 4.18.09, 12:02AM
Erin!!: I step away from your blog for a week, and what exciting news!!! Congratulations to both you and Jeff! Props to him for pulling off such an incredible and memorable engagement- I can’t wait to hear about all the planning. I know your wedding will be tres chic! 4.15.09, 5:38PM
Candy Howard: Oh, congratulations!! He is a keeper! What a wonderful proposal! So excited for you two! My best wedding advice – plan as much or as little as you want – go crazy or go to the jp, but once it starts, don’t look back, don’t second guess, don’t worry about things that don’t go as planned. Live it, breathe it, take it all in. Congrats!! 4.15.09, 3:09PM
Brandi Barnes: First of all CONGRATULATIONS! Looks like he is definitely a keeper! WOW! How wonderful to have these wonderful photos of your engagement! how may couples actually have that?! Awesome! 4.14.09, 10:34PM
justin hulse: Congrats Jessica! Word travels fast in this industry… I dated my Julie for five weeks then popped the question. Three months later we were married. 12 years and two babies later we are doing great. Lots of people called us morons too… lol When its right its right! Why wait? 4.14.09, 9:03PM
Weeds Floral: This has to be the #1 most amazing engagement story I have ever heard/ read. I’m sure the wedding is going to so awesome. Congratulations!!! 4.14.09, 6:31PM
ERIC VELADO: I just want to say Congratulations!!! 632 comments (I guess) and counting… 4.14.09, 5:45PM
Rochelle: Oh how beautiful! ;)That kindof man is worth the wait~ Congratulations!! Now, how many photographers will you have at your weddign? 4.14.09, 2:40PM
Jamie Thoreson: Hey girl! This makes my heart melt, because when it comes to love…no one deserves it more. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so excited for you and hope to someday meet Jeff! Miss you tons. I hope I have a happy ending like yours someday! 4.14.09, 2:33PM
Tony Bisson: Great story. Congratulations! 4.14.09, 2:32PM
Lyndzee of EP: How fun is this,, we were hanging with the Lyons right before they headed over to your ENGAGEMENT dinner;; I was like, ‘say what??’. CONGRATULATIONS girl,, that is so exciting!!! You two are so stinkin cute together. Like peanut butter and jelly,,,,,,,yeah,,,,,,,,just like that. 4.14.09, 11:19AM
David Drufke: Congrats!! Very exciting news! 4.14.09, 11:14AM
Michelle Pearson: Congrats Jess ๐Ÿ™‚ Many happy years together! 4.14.09, 2:22AM
Allison & Delwin: What an incredibly sweet proposal! Congratulations Jessica and Jeff….and best wishes for everything to come!! 4.13.09, 11:52PM
Samantha: I’ve read your blog for a while now…never commented… but couldn’t resit! Congradulations!! May you have all the blessings in the world for your new upcoming life with an amazing man! 4.13.09, 8:45PM
Jenn Lankford: Congratulations you guys! Way to go Jeff..I am so impressed! Can’t wait to see close ups of the ring! 4.13.09, 3:41PM
Petra Hall: This was the coolest proposal I’ve heard about in years! Well done Jeff! And of course, congratulations to you both! (I can’t wait to see your ring in Stockholm, Jessica!) 4.13.09, 2:40PM
Memoria: THAT’S SO AWESOME!!! You ARE lucky! Congratulations to you both! 4.13.09, 12:23PM
Ryan Cohen: Hey Jessica, congratulations to you both! You guys look great together. Best of luck! 4.13.09, 11:00AM
kathy: Of course you don’t know me…I’m just such a HUGE fan of your photography! I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! The proposal was so romantic and perfect! You’re both very lucky! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.13.09, 10:00AM
Steph Owens: WOW! I love special engagement stories and I have to say I thought I had heard them all. This is my favorite by far- not only because it is just magical in every way possible- but that Jeff took the time to plan so perfectly- and included everyone important to you… What a wonderful guy you have. May God’s blessing and favor be poured out abundantly over your new life, friends and family. And of course we can’t wait for the wedding! 4.13.09, 8:13AM
terri z: congratulations and best wishes !! 4.13.09, 6:48AM
Erin: Congratulations! 4.13.09, 2:26AM
zen41: congrate to you, been follow yours blog quite sometime. really love the way you take care to the photo. 4.13.09, 1:22AM
cristen chester: congrats!!! what a fantastic (and very well orchestrated) engagement story! 4.12.09, 10:15PM
Nancy Lamau: Congratulations! Both of you! 4.12.09, 9:42PM
Ursula: I wish you both the best of luck! I’m sure the wedding will be beautiful and you both will have a wonderful time together. It’s awesome to know you have someone special to share everything with. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.12.09, 9:29PM
ashley o.: wow.. first congrats. 2nd, what an amazing guy (the green car just tops it off!). 3rd, i gave up reading blogs for lent, but caught a glimpse of the begining of this and said something about a ring. i was SHOCKED, because as of ash wednesday, i didn’t even know you were dating. so you are quick, but it sounds like you wanted to snag up this great fellow, so congrats!! 4.12.09, 5:40PM
carolyn bowles: what a happy story! congrats on your engagement! i’m sure everyone wants to know now who will be your wedding photographer! ๐Ÿ™‚ blessings to you! 4.12.09, 3:26PM
elizabeth: OMG.. thats so awesome Jessica I have been following your blog for quite sometime now.. and This makes me so happy for you and Jeff.. your engagement story brought me to tears.. Congratulations and enjoy every moment of planning your wedding.. I m sure it will be amazing with a proposal like that how could it not be.. Much Love to you both Elizabeth 4.12.09, 12:53PM
JENNIFER SKOG: Congrats!!!! What an awesome engagment story ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.12.09, 1:05AM
Lisa: This story made my day. May the love and tenderness you feel today, last a lifetime. How wonderous and magical life & love can be! 4.11.09, 6:36PM
anahi Contreras: I have been a fan of yours for a long time! Congratulations!!! I got married within 6 months of knowing my husband and have been happely married for 11 years. Just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in Paris! If you ever consider doing a destination wedding in Costa Rica, I would be honored to be your wedding planner. 4.11.09, 4:24PM
paula cella: congrats jessica! i am so happy for you both! 4.11.09, 1:05PM
Stephanie: I am iffically dripping in tears. I was not expecting these emotions, lol. I have read your blog for the past 3-4 years and I wish you all the best, you deserve the best as you are always 100%, well 99.5 but close enough ๐Ÿ™‚ And dang he is cute, you go girl! 4.11.09, 9:09AM
Nancy Ramos: Congrats! Now you will be in front of the camera. 4.11.09, 4:51AM
John Lyons: Congrats Jess and Jeff! j 4.11.09, 12:00AM
danielle: OMG! Jessica is engaged! I am so excited and so blissfully happy for you. We’ve never met but I have followed your blog forever and I mean forever. You have been a total inspiration and such a fresh wave of photography for me. Congratulations and I know your wedding will be Fabulous! 4.10.09, 9:12PM
Misty Sparks: That is the SWEETEST thing ever!!! Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.10.09, 8:09PM
Gary Hopkins: Congrats!!! You are one of the lucky few who get to experience the feeling of "just knowing" he’s the right one. Don’t worry about how fast it happened. He seems like a great guy and he’s definitely a very lucky one! PS. Was he scared on the ferris wheel? ๐Ÿ™‚ On every pic he’s holding on with at least one hand LOL 4.10.09, 6:45PM
Emily Heizer Photography: I’ve followed your blog forever and I don’t even know you… but I totally got weepy!!! (wipe tear, blow nose) Congrats kiddo. Emily 4.10.09, 2:18PM
Mandie: WOW. Congratulations, and huge props to Jeff for such an amazing proposal! Jessica, are you going to get a shot of yourself with your Shootsac in your wedding gown? I vote that you should! It’s fun! And I’m forwarding this link immediately to my husband, who is very much like Jeff (straightforward and without stealth surprise nature). He’ll appreciate all the hard work, too!! 4.10.09, 1:39PM
Fabiano: oh, yeah…men can do this kind of things……. 4.10.09, 1:31PM
Gene Higa: congrats, jess and jeff! great story, he’s a keeper. go jess. 4.10.09, 12:45PM
Kellan: Great story, Jeff gets mad props for thinking through every detail, that is amazing! So happy for you guys. Laughter is the glue in marriage so it is wonderful to hear he has that attribute in spades. Best of luck to you as you tackle the arduous task of planning! 4.10.09, 12:01PM
Michelle Huesgen: What a beautiful, wonderful story! Congratulations to you both! 4.10.09, 11:43AM
Kayla: Congratulations!!! What a sweet story! I’m so glad he was able to surprise you! 4.10.09, 10:54AM
marla: OMG OMG OMG I am sooooooo happy for you, Jessica!! I got chills reading your story. Your fiance is a lucky guy, and what an amazing story. Cheers To You!!!!! 4.10.09, 10:38AM
Leo Galvez: HEY: IF Y OU HAVEN’T BEEN TO SAN ANTONIO, THIS WOULD BE THE PERFECT TIME. HAVE A LOOK HERE, THERE’S LOTS OF NICE PLACES TO SHOOT A WEDDING. LET ME KNOW IF YOU CONSIDER IT, I CAN GIVE YOU SOME SHOTS OF PLACES AND THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU ARE HERE. CONGRATULATIONS!! 4.10.09, 9:44AM
Leah Godfredson: That was one of the best engagement stories I’ve ever heard. Tears and goosebumps here in Texas. Thanks for sharing. 4.10.09, 9:23AM
jodi: I’ve never left a comment here before but I just had to stop and say congratulations to you! That is awesome and he is so romantic. Best of everything to you and can’t wait to see your own wedding pictures! 4.10.09, 7:19AM
laura: you look so happy! yayyyy!!!! i love the series on the ferris wheel those are awesome. I love the look on your face also when going into the ferris wheel – you have given me that look many times but in much less exciting circumstances. it’s the "what the hell are you doing?!!" expression. LOVE LOVE LOVE! so exciting! 4.10.09, 6:37AM
carol cobb: I am so excited for you! He did such a great job of making it a memory to last a lifetime. Definitely a keeper! Will it be weird to be on the other side of the camera during the wedding day? I have my 23rd anniversary coming up on the 19th of April-can’t believe it has been so long, but I got a keeper too;) Congrats to you both!! 4.10.09, 1:44AM
Michael Blanchard: Jessica – I am so excited to see you happy. Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.9.09, 11:13PM
Cat: Quite possibly the cutest engagement story EVER! 4.9.09, 9:42PM
Kristen ewell: I never comment on blogs but…I have tears in my eyes. What a beautiful story! Congratulations! 4.9.09, 9:16PM
Nas: ยฅour story brought tears to my eyes. You are a lucky girl to have such a great guy AND to have pictures of your engagement happening. I would love for mine (if it ever happens LOL) to be photographed. What a beautiful day you had! Congrats!! 4.9.09, 9:13PM
Carmen Whittaker: I been thinking of getting one of your bags and I think this event deserves one. I went ahead and placed an order. Congratulations, I think he is the sweetest guy I know besides my own husband. He did good. 4.9.09, 9:10PM
Autumn Thomes: Congratulations! That is a great engagement story too and how awesome to have the photos of it! Best wishes for a wonderful wedding and marriage! 4.9.09, 7:31PM
kendell silveira: What a truely special day. I don’t know you- but the love I feel radiating from these images and your story- brought tears to my eyes. Blessings for a life well lived ….together! 4.9.09, 5:20PM
Melissa gregersen: Oh Jessica! I am still teary eyed reading your story! SO SWEET!!…….marriage is WONDERFUL! 4.9.09, 4:48PM
Betsy, La Vida: HOLY COW!!! First of all, congrats!!!! Second of all, freakin’ impressive work! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.9.09, 3:52PM
Lori: Congratulations! That is very exciting. Best engagement story I’ve heard in a long time. He’s definitely a keeper. You are a very cute couple. Can’t wait to see your WEDDING pictures! 4.9.09, 3:34PM
Marco Crupi: Hello I really like your blog, I would like a link exchange with you, I insert your blog to my favorite blogs ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.9.09, 3:18PM
Carley Sullivan: Jessica I am so excited for you! I am a budding photographer on the East Coast and I constantly look at your blog for inspiration and just cuz I love your work, so its so fun to hear some of your personal stories…how exciting! And what a great guy to plan such a fun engagement story! Marriage rocks!! Congrats!!! 4.9.09, 2:31PM
~ Sue-Leigh: Congratulations! What a great account of the story ๐Ÿ™‚ Sweet stories always make me tear up . . . I am so looking forward to the wedding photos! 4.9.09, 2:02PM
Erin Fults: Congrats!! How cool to have such great friends that are photographers to be there and capture the whole thing! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.9.09, 1:15PM
Svetlana: what a great story!! Jeff is such a great guy!!! and…best days are yet to come!!! :):):) 4.9.09, 1:12PM
Alissa: Congratulations!!! Gorgeous photos, and amazingly beautiful story! Can’t wait to see YOUR wedding! 4.9.09, 1:06PM
Pascal: I am happy to read this, congratulation to you guys! 4.9.09, 1:02PM
Araxi: congratulations Jessica! You both look so happy! I wish you all the best and hope that you share some of your planning here I’m sure its going to be amazing! 4.9.09, 12:50PM
Lisa: WAHOOO!!! I am so incredibly happy for you! You are so sweet and deserve to be happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously you are glowing! 4.9.09, 12:40PM
Nudrat S: Your story is a like a fairy tale! Congratulations guys, wishing you a very happy and blessed life together :)) 4.9.09, 12:37PM
Chell: Congrats, you guys look so happy. Can’t wait to see your wedding pictures.. 4.9.09, 12:21PM
Dana: CONGRATULATIONS!! Kudos to Jeff! That’s one heck of an engagement he pulled off! What a guy! Can’t wait to see YOUR wedding photos. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.9.09, 11:58AM
Stanley Liew: Congratulations! Really happy for you. You’ve been at so many people’s weddings capturing their special moment and now your turn has finally come =) 4.9.09, 11:46AM
imthiaz houseman: oh my goodness! congrats to you and jeff… 4.9.09, 11:43AM
Kortnee and Ted: Oh my gosh this is awesome!!! What a great story. I LOVE the look on his face in the photo right when you first saw him. SO SWEET!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats girl!!! We are so happy for both of you!!! 4.9.09, 11:27AM
Julie: Congrats to you both! As they would say here in the South, "he done good!" 4.9.09, 11:24AM
becky: congratulations, jessica! you deserve the best and looks like you got it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.9.09, 10:44AM
Nichanh Petersen: That is such an amazing story! Congratulations to you both!!!! 4.9.09, 10:05AM
Ryan: Congrats and best wishes Jessica! I’ve been a loyal follower of yours for quite some time and am thrilled with your engagement news. As great as dating and engagements are, rest assured there’s nothing like being married. Give my best to Jeff…the guy is always the forgotten one when it comes to pending nuptials. 4.9.09, 9:53AM
Miriam: Im so happy for you! 4.9.09, 9:19AM
christy: So happy for you and jeff!!! congrats! Soooo who is going to be the photographer at the wedding!? 4.9.09, 8:57AM
Michelle Langvardt: OMG…Jessica that is just an amazing engagement story. You are truly lucky to have a man like that…but with that said…he is truly lucky to have a woman like you! Congrats! 4.9.09, 8:28AM
The Engelken’s: Hooray for Jess! Can’t wait to meet Jeff! 4.9.09, 8:28AM
Emma: So lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ What a perfect start. Congratulations! 4.9.09, 7:18AM
Karey Michelle: CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so very happy for you, what an incredible story. It was good to see you at Summer’s workshop! 4.9.09, 4:06AM
Fallon: Congratulations! Thats wonderful news! Now we all want to see a nice close-up of what looks like a beautiful ring! 4.9.09, 3:48AM
Heather: OMG’SH Jessica !!!!! I totally am crying. CONGRATS !!!! What a great story. I am so happy for you !!! 4.9.09, 3:01AM
Lotje: Oh my God, this story totally made me cry… Congratulations Jessica! Oh and you should totally show off your bling!!!! Enjoy the engagement! 4.9.09, 2:51AM
Erin Sullivan: Congrats! I have had a huge smile the whole time I read your story! How great! Have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.9.09, 1:26AM
Jenny Sun: Awwwww… thank you so much for sharing the story Jess!! Its so sweet and SO thoughtful… you really do have a great man, what a blessing!! By the way, the pictures are fabulous!! And I can’t WAIT to see who your wedding photographer is and what the photos will turn out like!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Congrats!!! 4.8.09, 11:17PM
Cortnie Purdy: I have been waiting on pins and needles to hear this story from you first hand, but I am glad to hear about it with the photos! Insane planning! So creative! 4.8.09, 11:11PM
natalie watson: Congrats! That was a great story and I just saw where your mom said "i’ve been waiting for this your whole life" – that kinda gave me chills :). I’ve been following your blog for about a year now – LOVE your work – love the blog – love my shootsac, feel like I know ya…So happy you are in love! Best to you both! 4.8.09, 10:52PM
Cameron Clark | C+K Studios: OMG comment-girl. Now onto your next full time job: wedding planning. Even if you hire a planner, THREE WORDS: life.of.it’s.own. (okay 4) 4.8.09, 10:42PM
jess: thanks for responding… you’re totally giving this single (um, for way too long) girl some hope! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats again- happy planning!!!!! 4.8.09, 10:17PM
Molly: Congratulations Jessica! 4.8.09, 9:52PM
Emily: Congratulations!! What a fabulous engagement story! Thanks for sharing it with us! 4.8.09, 9:43PM
Nae: As a longtime blog stalker I wanted to say congratulations to you and Jeff. 4.8.09, 9:15PM
Ashley: Jessica, congrats!! This is so exciting! I love how you are surrounded by such wonderful friends, such beauty, that is just amazing! It sounds like you found your Prince Charming, and those love stories really do come true, ehh? I CANNOT wait to hear who will photograph and document your special day but if you need a 1500th shooter, drop me a line!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to!!!! 4.8.09, 9:02PM
Leah: As a member of the whirlwind romance club myself I absolutely am so, so happy for you and am here to tell you it’s no less real and certainly no less strong because it’s short in the making. It will be forever Jessica! Enjoy this time and I can’t wait to see how your own wedding unfolds. Who will be your photographer?? lol 4.8.09, 8:31PM
Darla: Oh, Jessica! Look at you all glowing and stuff! So very happy for you…even though I only know you through your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are one lucky girl…you got yourself a Texan! WooHoo! I think y’all were rocking that seat, lol! Good job Jeff! And congratulations to you both! Can’t wait to see the wedding! 4.8.09, 8:08PM
Donavan Freberg: Congratulations!!! 4.8.09, 7:43PM
BKB Photography: AMAZING story Jessica! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats and all the best to you both! 4.8.09, 7:42PM
jessica claire: five months ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.8.09, 7:26PM
Jonathan: WOW!! Congrats that is amazing! 4.8.09, 6:27PM
jess: already left a "YAY/WOO HOO/CONGRATS" comment, but have a quick que since everyone is commenting on "when you know, you know!" ๐Ÿ˜‰ how long had you guys been dating? 4.8.09, 6:27PM
xtine013: I knew there something special between you two from your 80’s party post, so i wasn’t surprised to learn of your relationship and now your engagement! Congratulations! 4.8.09, 4:56PM
Ashley : That is the sweetest story. You brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations to the both of you! 4.8.09, 4:32PM
Anna Pryor: Ahh! Jessica, I’m so happy for you. After taking so many pictures of other people and their weddings you can have your day to relax, have fun, and look beautiful. Very cute story. I enjoyed reading it. I would have to say that that story would have given mine a run for it’s money ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats! 4.8.09, 4:29PM
Harmony: Happiest/coolest post EVA! Congrats you guys! 4.8.09, 3:38PM
Kris Rupp: Wow, he is that good, green car and all!!! What a beautiful memory. Enjoyed the story and pics. Congrats to you both!! – Kris Rupp Photographer 4.8.09, 3:30PM
hayley collins: i love this post! so excited for you guys and i love that jeff was able to totally surprise you;) 4.8.09, 3:17PM
Roxy: Congratulations! What a fantastic and well planned proposal! WOW! 4.8.09, 3:16PM
Patty: OMG!! Congratulations!! I got goose bumps reading your story.. i Love it!! May God Bless You guys and i wish you all the Best.. 4.8.09, 2:57PM
Thea Kocher: Jess, I am so, so, so happy for you! Congratulations to you both! And I cannot believe he planned the green car…what a keeper! 4.8.09, 2:35PM
Amber Chudy: Jessica, congratulations! I met my husband November 23, 2003 and he proposed December 7, 2003!! Two weeks to the date later! We were married April 11, 2004, and this Saturday will be our 5 year wedding anniversary! We have 2 beautiful children and wouldn’t have done it any other way. I have one line for you: "WHEN YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW!" God bless you both in your life together and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your engagement story and seeing your photos. Congratulations again!!! Amber Chudy Painted Amber Photography Sarnia, Ontario, Canada 4.8.09, 2:28PM
Melany: I’ve been following your photo blog for a while ๐Ÿ™‚ CONGRATULATIONS!!! How sweet that he had it all planned like that 4.8.09, 2:12PM
Dawn: Congrats!!!! 4.8.09, 2:06PM
Christina AKA FandangoChica: Congratulations!!! I had so much fun reading through your story! He did a fabulous job of planning…you are one lucky girl ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.8.09, 1:56PM
lorissa: congratulations!! what a lovely romantic story as well. kudos to jeff for arranging it all! 4.8.09, 1:43PM
Wes: Congrats Jess! This is awesome news and I’m super excited for you! 4.8.09, 1:42PM
Jen@GreenWeddingShoes: That was such a wonderful story!! Congrats to you both and you have some amazing photos to remember the night! I love when guys plan something so awesome for that special way of asking ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.8.09, 1:29PM
Sarah Schulte: AUGH! Congratulations, your story made me cry, so so incredible sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.8.09, 1:24PM
Jamie: Awesome! Incredible! Congratulations! 4.8.09, 1:17PM
Kenzie Shores: CONGRATULATIONS! That is such an incredible story!!! 4.8.09, 1:13PM
Sheikha Alhabshee: CONGRATULATION Jessica! What a great surprised engagement you had..You’re very lucky, the both of you! 4.8.09, 1:11PM
Janine Stoddard: That is such a wonderful story Jessica!! I’m so happy for you! 4.8.09, 1:08PM
Bob Schnell: Okay, wow. I am not much of a romantic, alas, but that one even got me. Great story. Way better than when I froze our engagement ring in a cube of ice. 4.8.09, 1:04PM
Suwanee: OMG! congratulations Jessica!! (O: I’m sooo extremely happy for you and Jeff, you both are absolutely beautiful together! 4.8.09, 12:53PM
Julia Holman: {squalling} I am SO happy for you!!!! My advice- just be a bride and not a photographer and take it all in- you deserve it! Be Happy and be blessed!!!! 4.8.09, 12:50PM
carmen: Congratulations Jessica I am so happy for you and Jeff…..He did great!!!! I’ve been following your blog since you took pictures of Nate and Tricia. I think you are a great photographer. I wish you all the best and I can’t wait to see your wedding pictures…… 4.8.09, 12:45PM
Scott Roeben: Congratulations! That guy of yours has set the bar impossibly high for the rest of us. You two look amazing, and amazingly happy, together. Thanks for sharing this with us. 4.8.09, 12:45PM
Emily: I must add my Congratulations to your list!!! So happy for you both… 4.8.09, 12:09PM
Tammy Mellish: congratulations.. it’s a dream come true! what a guy!!! 4.8.09, 11:35AM
Elena: Jessica, I had tears in my eyes! So happy for you! Congratulations! 4.8.09, 11:15AM
punam: YAYAYAYAY!!!! Congratulations Jessica! Such a great story! 4.8.09, 11:10AM
Yuka photo art: What a wonderful engagement story….story about love!!!! You look soo happy and i wish you all the best togeather! 4.8.09, 10:57AM
vanessa : beautiful! the post and your engagement. Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.8.09, 10:57AM
karen ard: I’m totally crying. Soooooo sweet! You got a good one there! My husband and I got married four months after our first date and will be celebrating our 10th in June! Some times ya just know! Congratulations. 4.8.09, 9:50AM
Jenn Lamb: I’m a huge fan! And I’m so excited for the two of you! I can’t wait to see the wedding!:) Best wishes. 4.8.09, 9:45AM
Lindsay: congratulations to both of you! enjoy every minute of it and looking forward to your wedding photos already ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.8.09, 9:39AM
kelli: congratulations!!!!! what a well-laid plan ๐Ÿ™‚ i wish you and jeff all the happiness in the world and that you would be as happy as my husband and i are (even after three years of being together). 4.8.09, 9:34AM
Shari DeAngelo: I think he’s a keeper, Jessica. Love the story and the images. Best of wishes, luck and love to both of you! You’re off to a beautiful start. 4.8.09, 9:22AM
ashley rodgers: HOW FUN!! congrats! you’ve got a "romantic" on your hands! watch out girl! 4.8.09, 9:04AM
Wendy Roodenburg: Congratulations, that is so cool. My husband asked me to marry him at the top of the empire state building after only 3 months of being together. He also had not met my parents so he phone them in Africa to ask permission. We have been married now for almost 9 years! We wish you both all the best and enjoy every minute. Cheers Wendy 4.8.09, 8:58AM
candice: so sweet! congrats! every girl deserves a great engagement! 4.8.09, 8:56AM
marsha: WOW! What an amazing proposal for an amazing wedding photographer! All men need to take lessons from this! LOL! CONGRATS to both of you… may you have many, many beautiful years together! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.8.09, 8:48AM
Dina: congratulations Jessica! what a moment, one you’ll cherish the rest of your life. We’ll celebrate 8 years next week and I am so much more in love with my husband after finding out through life’s joys and trials just how perfect he really is for me! 4.8.09, 8:43AM
Fernanda Petelinkar: OMG!!! Fary Tale exists!!! Everything that we dream about our (women) wedding is happening to you! And you deserve it! I wish all the love and happyness for both of you! 4.8.09, 8:13AM
Fernanda Petelinkar: OMG!!! Fary Tale exists!!! Everything that we dream about our (women) wedding is happening to you! And you deserve it! I wish all the love and happyness for both of you! 4.8.09, 8:12AM
Lauren: Get married in NEW ORLEANS!! What an amazing love story!!! 4.8.09, 7:53AM
Thea: Congratulations Jessica!!!!!! What a wonderful engagement story/bag of tricks. You look blissfully and deeply in love. 4.8.09, 7:52AM
Christina Isgan: CONGRATS!!! I’m so happy for the two of you! May you have a lifetime of love! 4.8.09, 7:45AM
Mandi: SO happy for you! CONGRATS!!!! 4.8.09, 7:40AM
Kellie : Congratulations! How exciting!!! 4.8.09, 7:25AM
Emilie: CONGRATS!!! This is the most romantic proposal story I’ve ever read! Jeff is awesome and the pics are the cutest! What a wonderful story to tell to your children one day! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.8.09, 6:50AM
Muriel Silva: Congratulations! Very romantic story!!!!! 4.8.09, 6:49AM
Azlan Salim: Greetings Jessica and Jeff, from me in Malaysia. I have been following your thread and loving every entry that you’ve put in. Truly amazing stories, and what better way to top it all off with a news that both of you are now ENGAGED! Super suprised that I am, what more yourself! May this be a beautiful step into reality, fantasy and all that lies between. Cheers. 4.8.09, 5:18AM
Jo Pearce: Congratulations to you both – can’t wait to see who you choose to shoot your wedding. I bet it’ll look like a pack of papperazzi they’ll be so many!! 4.8.09, 4:52AM
David Hessemer: OK I am serious about this. Come to Maui, my wife Steph is a great wedding coordinator and this one would be on us. I am not sure who you want to shoot this but I am sure I could talk Dane into coming out to visit about the time of your glorious event. Come to Maui and we will throw in the wedding. How is that for an idea:) 4.8.09, 4:07AM
pinky: wow, congratulations! love the story, so romantic it made me cry! very happy for the both of you!! 4.8.09, 3:10AM
Christa Meola: What a great proposal!!! and an even better man ๐Ÿ™‚ So happy for you Jessica! Congratulations!!! 4.8.09, 3:05AM
kenya: congrats! such a great story!! 4.8.09, 12:54AM
kellymoore: This is so awesome! I’m so happy for you guys. I’m not a crier, and I got a little weepy reading this. It’s really awesome to have someone who cares enough to make you feel this special. Best of luck! 4.8.09, 12:40AM
Autumn: what an amazing story! warmest congratulations to you both!! 4.8.09, 12:26AM
Scott Robert Lim: I’m so happy for the both of you! What a wonderful story and a great guy and family!! Wishing you all the best. 4.8.09, 12:11AM
Liz Wang: WOW, Congrats Jessica!! that’s such a sweet engagement and I LOVE the first Michael Norwood photo of you two-it’ll be SUCH a great memory. By the way since you have a million +one friends and stalkers, I’m the one who was at your PPC booth with the "dumb" flash diffuser :} Anyway the only dilemna I see here is that there’s only 1 Jessica but ideally you’ll need 2 on the day of your wedding. One to get married and one to shoot. I’m sure you’ll find a happy solution in order to be the one walking down the aisle this time!! Congrats!!! 4.7.09, 11:53PM
lucia @d*lsh design: wow!!!! congratulations! that’s soooo awesome. that was the cutest story i have ever heard. i just got the goosebumps again jut thinking about it. hehe wishing you two all the best and all the love in the world!!! 4.7.09, 11:50PM
Candice Brooke: I dont even know what to say! You guys are perfect in every way and I am honestly so excited to plan a wedding!!!! 4.7.09, 11:39PM
Stephanie Fay: HECK YA!! go Jessica! You guys are HOT together ๐Ÿ™‚ I am also planning a wedding for Oct. We should chat ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 11:25PM
Brian Calabrese Photography: Sorry bout that whole flickr thing.. congrats…. 4.7.09, 11:20PM
Maggie Hendrix: OH. MY. WORD. That is THE AWESOME!!! Congrats to you both!!! 4.7.09, 11:15PM
Danielle: Seriously, tears… and a little gagging because it was so cute it made me sick. Congratulations to you and Jeff!!! Now I can’t wait to see this Wedding ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well wishes and Happy planning! 4.7.09, 10:54PM
Maureen: Congratulations! Your wedding pictures will be amazing, no doubt….but who will have the honor of taking them? Talk about PRESSURE!!!! 4.7.09, 10:52PM
krista Anderson: HOLY CRAP!!!! YOU ARE AN INCREDIBLE LADY….OBVIOUSLY ABOUT TO MARRY AN INCREDIBLE MAN!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! 4.7.09, 10:50PM
jen moore: Wow!!!! I have never commented before, but I have been visiting your site very regulraly for a long time and I feel like I know you… so I thought I should come out of Lurkerland and say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Your proposal story was so great, and I cannot WAIT to see YOUR wedding after all the beautiful ones you have shared with us here! Blessings to you and Jeff! Jen Moore 4.7.09, 10:43PM
Sara Morris: Oh my! Congratulations to you both. What an incredible love story. A wedding photographer getting married…good luck planning!!!! Congratulations!!! 4.7.09, 10:23PM
haley lamb: PERFEEEECCTT!! 4.7.09, 10:13PM
Michele in Kansas: I am just another random blog stalker but am so completely happy for both of you. You have an amazing man who is now to become a part of your amazing family. You give us bitter jaded people hope. I cannot wait to see it all unfold and for more gorgeous pictures of your happiness. I raise my glass to you both. ((litterally because I’ve had that kind of day)) Best wishes! xo 4.7.09, 10:05PM
fairuzismail: congratulations jessica! 4.7.09, 9:53PM
Klodjana Dervishi: Congrats to you guys!!!!! 4.7.09, 9:43PM
Cathy Empey: Congratulations, and I think that your engagement story slash love story is so AMAZING. You found true love! And he found you. I wish you both well as you prepare for your most fabulous wedding day. P.S. I think it is neat from your last post doing floral arrangements, then to this is just so cool. I look forward to watching the rest of your story unfold. It can only get better! 4.7.09, 9:40PM
Jennifer : Jessica I am so happy for you. Enjoy you time engaged because it is such a fun time. BTW- Where is the pic of the ring?! 4.7.09, 9:31PM
amanda june: oh my word, congratulations!!! i’m so happy for you! it just seems fitting than an amazing photographer should meet an amazing man, have an amazing proposal, and…well, let’s just say i can’t wait to see the wedding you guys plan ๐Ÿ™‚ once again, CONGRATS!!! 4.7.09, 9:26PM
Bobbie Brown: Wow! First of all, thank your for sharing this with us!! I am soooo excited for you! Jeff; you did a fabulous job pulling all this off! And it is so cool that you have pictures to remember it all… love them all, and that one Candice and Mark took is AWESOME! 4.7.09, 9:23PM
stacy : Congratulations! I am right there with you when you say you met quickly and got engaged quickly. My husband and I did it in 2.5 months…and weve been happily married for 8 years. When you know you know! Congrats again! 4.7.09, 9:16PM
Christiana: Congratulations!! What a fun story! 4.7.09, 9:07PM
Leah Charbonneau: Wonderful news! Congratulations! It sounds like you have a wonderful fiance! 4.7.09, 9:06PM
Mom: I am so excited about my future son-in-law. I have looked forward to this day your entire life! 4.7.09, 8:27PM
Brooke Castle : That is such a romantic story and Jeff sounds like an amazing guy! So excited to start hearing about your amazing wedding plans and it will be so exciting to see you as the beautiful bride! Congratulations! 4.7.09, 8:00PM
Becky Moore: Congrats, Jessica!!! You deserve it!!!! 4.7.09, 7:53PM
christina from paperzest: soooo very excited for you both! congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ what an awesome story. 4.7.09, 7:51PM
rachel: I don’t know you but do follow your blog (I like photo blogs) and I have to say that yours is one of the BEST engagement stories EVER. So great that it was so well planned and executed! 4.7.09, 7:23PM
Mands: CONGRATS!! wonderful story, great memories, fantastic photos and gorgeous couple..does it get any better? LOL 4.7.09, 7:03PM
Kirstin: Congrats! I have been following your blog for a few years and I have loved watching how you capture people’s most special moments…. I am so happy to now be able to see you having some of your own with the person you love ๐Ÿ™‚ please promise to post all of the photos of your future wedding!!!!! i wish you and jeff great joy… 4.7.09, 6:59PM
Kris Ann: What a great story, a great guy & of course a great ring!! Congratulations to both of you, enjoy this exciting time! 4.7.09, 6:45PM
Genevieve: How sweet! Congratulations! 4.7.09, 6:42PM
Casey: Oh my Gosh! I am in tears. I’m so Happy for the both of you. What an amazing story and the pictures are beautiful. Best wishes to you both. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your wedding. I know it will be beautiful. LOL. Casey 4.7.09, 6:10PM
Kate: Wow! Congratulations! you sure are a lucky lady 4.7.09, 6:03PM
Greer Rivera : Jessica-You are so incredibly lucky to have found such a great guy! I am sooo jealous!! I really want to know who your gonna choose to shoot your wedding! You must have thought about it before your engagement…I know I have! 4.7.09, 5:40PM
Bella Taylor: Wow what a sweet heart don’t ever let this one get away. Congratulations to the both of you that is the best proposal ever. 4.7.09, 5:31PM
Caitlin: Your story gave me chills – I’m so happy for you! I am not going to give you any wedding advice, because I am sure you will shortly (if you haven’t already) been inudated with it, and I’m sure being a wedding photography guru, you know what’s up…thanks for sharing your story and being so rocking cool, you continue to inspire me on a daily basis ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 5:24PM
Leo Bojesen: I love thought out dates and proposals. It makes everything more fun. A wedding photographer getting married. Since you’ve seen so many, you must have a pretty good idea how you want it. I bet it’ll be amazingly awesome. Looking forward to it. 4.7.09, 5:19PM
Edolyne Long: Congratulations to both of you. Great engagement story, and awesome photo’s, thanks for taking the time to share it with the rest of us. 4.7.09, 5:16PM
Misty: OMG! I am about to cry my eyes out right now! You are such an amazing woman, and I’m so glad that you got to receive the biggest surprise engagement ever! You deserve it! =) Seriously, this just made my afternoon….{sigh} 4.7.09, 5:15PM
Jenna: oh my gosh that’s so exciting! congrats! 4.7.09, 5:08PM
Kris Evans: CONGRATS to you! What a terrific story, ones your grandchildren will no doubt want to hear over and over. The very best part (aside from the love and the ring) is that you have more official pictures! 4.7.09, 5:01PM
Mindy: I’m sure you stopped reading these about 200 comments ago, but just wanted to add my congratulations. I’ve never commented on your blog before but am an avid follower. I am so happy for you!!! You deserve all the happiness and a husband who will treat you like a princess. I think you found him ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. xoxo, mindy 4.7.09, 4:42PM
Alissa: Oh, Jessica! I don’t even know you but I feel like I do. Congratulations to both of you. I wish you all the very best that marriage can offer to the two of you! 4.7.09, 4:41PM
Chelsea Elizabeth: I think it’s soooo romantic to fall madly in love and just know that you have to get married! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! 4.7.09, 4:39PM
Dad: Jess, Jeff is a great guy and we had a terrific time in NYC. I’m sad I wasn’t able to be at the engagement but look forward to many happy times together. 4.7.09, 4:38PM
Helen (Dogeared): That sounds like the perfect engagement – sneaky flying to see your Dad, sneaking your Mum back, getting friends all there and taking photos… (I love the kid on the bottom left of one photo, sticking his thumb up, like he knows what’s going on and approves – fantastic!). I hope you’re both amazingly happy together, with a long and loving marriage ahead of you. You’re gonna be spoiled for choice for wedding photographers, though I spoke Mike Norwood’ll be busy in the wedding party? ๐Ÿ˜› You guys are gonna have THOUSANDS of wedding photos to sort through between everyone who’ll go! Congratulations to both of you again! 4.7.09, 4:36PM
Andrea@Tag7: Congratulations!! What a great idea to take photos from that "event" and your ring is AWSOME!! 4.7.09, 4:32PM
Daisy: Congratulations! Such a wonderful story, he’s a keeper!! 4.7.09, 4:23PM
Julie Cruz: SOOO awesome and adorable!! I love it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats again!! 4.7.09, 4:19PM
Karyn May: Congratulations!!!!!! He sounds too good to be true, that is the best engagement story ever! So happy for you both! 4.7.09, 4:17PM
Jessica Lynn: 2 beautiful people, 1 lovely engagement story (with pictures!!!) and 1 seriously awesome ring. CONGRATS! 4.7.09, 4:15PM
Cameron Ingalls: Rad…. so awesome. Jeff is a stud! 4.7.09, 4:12PM
crystal goss: OMG! I loved reading that story! He is amazing! I love how he went out to meet your dad! That made me tear up! So sweet! Thanks for sharing the story! and the pictures are priceless! Congratulations to you and Jeff!!! 4.7.09, 4:12PM
jackie: Congrats Jessica! What a great story! Jeff did an amazing job! Love how all the photos go with the story. Congrats again! 4.7.09, 4:12PM
serena: awwww…..soooo sweet! congrats, jess! so happy for you! 4.7.09, 4:07PM
rachel debell: SHOW US THE RING!!! Of course, we can kind of see it blinging in the ferris wheel shots! But show a close up!! 4.7.09, 4:02PM
cherron: Congrats!! That was an amazing story and I really love how EVERYONE was involved. I wish our circle of friends could be involved in something so cool. We’re all already married, though, so I guess that won’t happen! I wish you guys all the luck and love in the world and can’t wait to hear wedding details in the future! 4.7.09, 3:47PM
MMK: Oh my gosh. Does he have a male cousin who is single??? ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.7.09, 3:42PM
nic: Congrats!! Awesome engagement story. 4.7.09, 3:33PM
Susie: Good night! Is that a way to propose or what? Congratulations JC!! 4.7.09, 3:31PM
Regina: Congrats! What an awesome surprise! You’ve got yourself a real jem and keeper! Lovin the bling by the way! He’s good. 4.7.09, 3:30PM
melissa: Congratulations! What a great engagement story and how lucky are you to have talented photographers to document every moment of it? You two look so happy. 4.7.09, 3:27PM
Tonya Peterson: That could be the cutest story I have ever heard. . . like EVER! I got teary eyed and I was smiling the whole time! I love planning weddings! I told my husband that I wish we were getting married all over again so I could plan another wedding. Yes I am that insane! Congrats and good luck! 4.7.09, 3:20PM
Lisa: I’m such a huge fan of yours and follow your blog religiously. Congrats on your engagement! I knew the moment I met my husband that he was the one, so it’s not crazy to be engaged so soon. Best of luck with all the wedding planning! 4.7.09, 3:11PM
Michelle Davies: Yahooski! What an awesome engagement photo. Congrats to you both. Sounds like he truly is your soul mate in every way. 4.7.09, 3:02PM
Tiffany: aaah I am so so excited for you!! I was so happy after reading this post! good luck finding a photographer- i would be incredibly nervous to shoot someone who photographs the most beautiful weddings! 4.7.09, 3:02PM
Kristy Reimer: WOW WOW WOW. I think I’m a lil teary-eyed now. 4.7.09, 2:58PM
Sherry Rosenberger: Wow. Wow. Wow. The fact that he went to so much trouble to have all those people there speaks volumes. Congrats to you both on your happiness! 4.7.09, 2:57PM
robin: CONGRATULATIONS jessica!!! what an amazing & incredibly thoughtful proposal. go jeff! you make a beautiful couple. btw, i knew you had marriage on the brain when you made a comment in one of your recent posts (a family shoot i think?) along the lines of "that’s what i want in my future husband." awww… 4.7.09, 2:57PM
monyeen: he is a keeper! congrats. 4.7.09, 2:52PM
David Burke: Way to go! That is such a wonderful story. Those Norwood boys are class acts. Congratulations, Jessica. Bridget and I could not be happier for you! God Bless!!! 4.7.09, 2:51PM
Brooke: How wonderful! What a great story! Couldn’t be happier for you! 4.7.09, 2:48PM
Aimee Greeblemonkey: So so so wonderful. Congrats!!! 4.7.09, 2:46PM
Catharine: wow! congratulations. So fun to see actual engagement photos from the moment! not that I would expect anything less than awesome. Good luck on wedding planning. It sort of sucks as a photographer because you know to much. Ignorance can be Bliss! 4.7.09, 2:43PM
Cat Chic: Congrats Jess! That sounded like an amazing day. You are lucky to have someone like Jeff. I wish you both the best of luck! 4.7.09, 2:34PM
Crystal Chick: Congratulations! As someone who recently photographed a proposal, much props to your man! I’m sure he was a bundle of nerves the entire day just waiting. Having it in pictures will be an awesome memory for you two. 4.7.09, 2:33PM
Brittney: what an AMAZING story! how lucky are you ๐Ÿ™‚ He went all out! 4.7.09, 2:33PM
dotun: Congrats once again Jessica. 4.7.09, 2:19PM
Michelle Elisabeth: CONGRATULATIONS! From a silent photographer/ huge fan, I am so incredibly happy for you! I hope you have an amazing Wedding, but it seems like you already have the perfect groom, which is the key part ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 2:18PM
ann: I’ve been following your blog for a few years, but this is my first post… wow!.. congratulations!! 4.7.09, 2:15PM
Sharon: Congratulations! What a fantastic and sweet engagement story; thanks for sharing it with us! 4.7.09, 2:13PM
Kelly Sandlin: Congrats!!!! You totally deserve it! 4.7.09, 2:05PM
Brittany H.: I could’ve written the first paragraph of your blog myself…it was like reading my own story! I’ve been following your blog (from Boise, ID) now for about 8 months and am so happy for you! Just wait–it really does get even better! 4.7.09, 1:55PM
Missy M Emory: <—–Another Jessica Claire Blog stalker here… Congratulations.. Love the story, enjoy your blogs and photographer and look forward to keeping up with the plans! 4.7.09, 1:49PM
Anna: Awww, so amazing! That is the best engagement story ever! ๐Ÿ˜€ Gongratulations to both of you! 4.7.09, 1:48PM
Laura: simply beautiful!!! CONGRATLATIONS!!! you guys are adorable together!!! 4.7.09, 1:47PM
Kay English: I have goosebumps from reading your story. How beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ You have truely found a wonderful guy. Congratulations!!! 4.7.09, 1:47PM
Ray: OMG, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!What a romantic way to propose on top of a ferris wheel! I LOVE IT! Jeff did good! Hehe. Here’s to a wonderful (soon-to-be) married life to you and Jeff. =D Question: Who are you going to choose to shoot your wedding?! ;o) Lastly, thank you for sharing this proposal story with us. ^o^ Take, care. 4.7.09, 1:44PM
tanya : WOW!!! That is awesome!! Congrats to you both!! You have definitely got a good man there. Congrats to you both!!! 4.7.09, 1:42PM
Erin J: Us Mormons don’t look so crazy now do we?! LOL. When you know you just know! Congrats! 4.7.09, 1:38PM
Jefferson Todd: That’s so amazing Jessica! Congratulations to you both! 4.7.09, 1:38PM
Jill Rains: That’s such a great story…and so neat that it happened to you! Blessings to both of you! ๐Ÿ™‚ :::sniff::: 4.7.09, 1:37PM
The Bossy Yankee: Congrats! That is a great story! What a wonderful time. 4.7.09, 1:29PM
Amanda Clouse: Awe! what a perfect story! Hang on to him, he’s a good one! Congrats again! 4.7.09, 1:18PM
Jennifer Gilmore: Congratulations. What a great story. We wish you all the best! 4.7.09, 1:16PM
robert: I guess it was hard not to ‘rock the seat’ … congrats Jessica! 4.7.09, 1:10PM
Tina-Louise: OMG! Congratulations Jessica! I am so happy for both of you. Ah maz ing! Thanks for sharing your engagement with the world (&me)! Jeff is obviously a great guy! 4.7.09, 1:10PM
april ingram: that is the sweetest thing I have ever read! Congrats you two, I wish you a lifetime of happiness! 4.7.09, 1:05PM
Emily Faulknor: Congratulations Jessica. What an amazing story. I can’t wait to see pictures of that huge rock on your finger. It looks amazing. I can’t wait to hear about all of the plans. You are going to have an amazing wedding, no doubt about it! 4.7.09, 12:59PM
marilyn — your blog follower: Congratulations!! This is the sweetest engagement story I have ever heard! Best wishes to you! 4.7.09, 12:53PM
Vanessa Lam: Congratulations to the both of you! What a cute and sweet proposal! =) 4.7.09, 12:53PM
Erin Hanson: CONGRATS CONGRATS! So excited for you? Whos the wedding photographer? I suppose I should ask how many wedding photographers will you have? ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 12:47PM
carina: That is so beautiful! Proposal stories as sweet as these are tear jerkers for me. Thanks for sharing and great job to your fiance! Surprises are always hard to plan out. 4.7.09, 12:45PM
tracylynnt: congratulations! what a wonderful story! 4.7.09, 12:42PM
Melinda Bunker: Huge Congrats to you both!! xoxo 4.7.09, 12:41PM
jazzmint: OMG…he’s so sweet!! Congrats Jessica 4.7.09, 12:40PM
Diane – www.sagephoto.com: Thanks for posting and telling the story. I love seeing people fall in love and it’s clear you two are in love. Enjoy it, soak it in and fly together! Congrats. 4.7.09, 12:40PM
Angie: congratulations! I, too, am crying and how awesome it was documented the whole way through! 4.7.09, 12:39PM
Jen M: congratulations! it’s always so inspiring to me to see how you document couples’ love stories. it’s wonderful to see you with a love story of your own! have fun planning the wedding… : ) 4.7.09, 12:38PM
Rachel: Coming out of lurking to say I definitely cried too! What an amazing story! Congratulations! 4.7.09, 12:37PM
denise bovee: wow!! what an amazing day! im teary!!! congrats ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 12:26PM
Melissa: Congratulations!! That is so exciting. And how special do you feel to be the center of Jeff’s Master engagement plan!! Super Romantic!! 4.7.09, 12:24PM
Emily: Congrats, Jessica!! What a great story and the pictures are fantastic!! 4.7.09, 12:23PM
Dee: aww – this is one of the best engagement stories i’ve ever heard. congratulations! 4.7.09, 12:21PM
Heather: Congrats to both of you! 4.7.09, 12:16PM
Pamela: wowzers! that was a good one. he fooled you! 4.7.09, 12:16PM
StacyZ: Congratulations. I was always told when you know you KNOW! I did not believe it until it happened to me either. Happy Lifetime! He seems like an amazing man to know you so well. 4.7.09, 12:14PM
Christine: Awww!! Congratulations!! Such a cute engagement story ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 12:13PM
Simply Modern Weddings: Congrats Jess, that is a super sweet proposal story. I love how Jeff really planned it out! I can’t wait to see how the wedding plans unfold…I bet it will rock! 4.7.09, 12:09PM
atpanda: Oh Jessica! Much congrats to you both. So romantic and exciting. No doubt your wedding will be one for the ages. Now, how to pick a photographer… 4.7.09, 12:05PM
erin harvey: omg… that is so incredible! congrats to you two! all the attention he paid to detail… i’m speechless. sounds like a perfect fairytale and how great that you had lots of good friends to document the whole even too. =) 4.7.09, 12:00PM
kathy wolfe: what a wonderful storybook proposal!! congrats to you both!! 4.7.09, 11:59AM
katie minardi: Jess!! I am crying!! That is seriously SO, SO amazing!! Congratulations, you deserve nothing but the best. Jeff sounds incredible! Every detail is to die for and the green car, awesome!!! 4.7.09, 11:58AM
Alicia: awww, congrats Jessica! It’s usually the straight-forward ones who can be the sneakiest, cause no one ever suspects it. But, how special that you have pics to always bring you back to that moment! I love everything about this post. 4.7.09, 11:57AM
fran chelico: that is AWESOME! what a great story!! what a great guy! congrats to you both! 4.7.09, 11:55AM
Akil Bennett: congrats jessica! 4.7.09, 11:54AM
Lisa: I am crying- what a sweet story! You are going to be a beautiful bride! We need to see a close up of this ring- it looks gorgeous from what I can see! 4.7.09, 11:53AM
susan: by far the sweetest engagement story i have ever read! so sweet! best of luck in your future! 4.7.09, 11:52AM
michelle: Amazing story! Congrats! 4.7.09, 11:52AM
Gayle Vaughn: Congratulations!!! What a beautiful story – you deserve it!!! Can’t wait to see how wedding plans progress! 4.7.09, 11:49AM
Joey Bowles: wow!! what a great proposal! Have fun planning your wedding, and congrats on finding your true love ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 11:46AM
Adrianne: Congratulations!! Any man that loves you enough to go through all this to spend his life with you is going to be there for whatever life brings. I can’t wait to hear all the wedding plans and seeing the incredible photos to follow. Here’s to a wonderful, long, prosperous rest of your lives together!! 4.7.09, 11:42AM
Jen MacNiven: Story of a lifetime…how fantastic! Congratulations…I know you won’t need to hire an official photographer for your wedding b/c their will only be 100 of them there, catching every angle and with such different looks. How awesome would that be! ? 4.7.09, 11:36AM
Ana Gabriela: Awwww!!! so cute!! 4.7.09, 11:36AM
Vickie: CONGRATS!!!!!! That is probably one of the best engagement stories I think I’ve ever heard. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 11:35AM
Mark A Higgins: congrats. you have one romantic man! Anyone that asks for the dad’s permission is a keeper in my book. Old fashioned and shows respect to your family. 4.7.09, 11:17AM
Heather B: What a sweet story – congrats!!! 4.7.09, 11:17AM
Sherry: Congrats, Jess! (from a long-time lurker) 4.7.09, 11:15AM
Amelia Thornton: O-M-G!! That is HANDS DOWN the BEST proposal story I have EVER heard! Congratulations to you both – Jessica – wow, man…how amazing for you and totally deserved!! Sooooooo happy for you guys!! 4.7.09, 11:07AM
Last Forty Percent: Okay, I’m the total opposite – I’m the biggest sappy lover story girl you’ll ever meet and totally love great engagement stories. This made me smile and have goosebumps!! Congratulations to both of you! – Bri 4.7.09, 11:06AM
Abbie: What an amazing story! Love it! 4.7.09, 11:06AM
Valerie: Cutest story ever!!! Way to go, Jeff! 4.7.09, 11:04AM
Desiree Hayes: Soooo awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4.7.09, 11:02AM
Jessica: First of all, CONGRATS!!!!! It sounds like everything was so perfect, and you will have a great story to tell forever. So CUTE! 4.7.09, 11:02AM
Dale Benfield: Geez, Jeff. Way to raise the bar for all us guys out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.7.09, 11:00AM
Justin: My wife has been following you for as long as I can remember and we both respect and admire your work. Congrats so much! You mad me tear up at work. I’m such a sucker for amazing engagment stories! 4.7.09, 11:00AM
Heather Cole: Congrats Jess! What an awesome story. Jeff did a great job! And the ring…wowza… I can see it from HERE!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 11:00AM
Lauren and Adam: Jessica, I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations! I know your are going to have an amazing wedding!!! Hopefully you will get amazing images like you create for others! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 10:59AM
MA5EN: Fantastic news, Jess! Congrats to you both! 4.7.09, 10:58AM
Ron Dawson: Congratulations Jessica. Married life changes everything…for the better. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 10:49AM
Elena: It’s unreal how beautiful your story is… So happy for you. 4.7.09, 10:49AM
Dana Fallentine: Congratulations Jessica! I believe in true love – fast & furiously! My husband and I were engaged (unofficially) after just 3 days, and were married 2 months later. That was 16 years ago! We are still happily married, and have 4 wonderful children and a fabulous life together. 4.7.09, 10:45AM
jen d: I loved reading this post – made me all misty-eyed! Congratulations, Jessica!! 4.7.09, 10:45AM
claire: OMG i can’t believe it! this is why i checked your blog today…for some reason i thought you might be engaged! congrats to the both of you! c 4.7.09, 10:42AM
Priscilla Baierlein: I am seriously crying so hard right now. That may be the sweetest thing I’ve ever read. Congrats girl!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you! 4.7.09, 10:41AM
Andrea: Dare I admit, tears welled up in my eyes?! Great story! You found yourself an amazing man. Congratulations on your engagement! 4.7.09, 10:36AM
Ken Burg: Very moving account, in a very special, romantic way. Found myself "bubbling up" while reading it. My your lives together be the kind of special journey that this kind of attention to details always creates! 4.7.09, 10:32AM
skysunny: hi,jessica.I’m a chinese girl.I’m so glad to hear the news,and my weding is planing…..yes,I’ll married in may.hope you ‘ll be happy everyday! 4.7.09, 10:31AM
Laura : what an amazing story!! When it’s right, you just know it! congrats!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ 4.7.09, 10:29AM
laura: Best Blog post ever! Not to mention crazy amazing engagement photos! 4.7.09, 10:28AM
Amna Hakim: Congrats Jessica!! wow what great news and everything just seems so perfect!! Wishing you nothing but the best for your life together…and I look forward to hearing more from you about all the wedding planning and ultimately the wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 10:22AM
Amanda Rae: That is so incredibly romantic!! How much does he charge for romance lessons for my husband? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats!! 4.7.09, 10:21AM
Molly W.: AWESOME! Congratulations! Great pics and a great story. 4.7.09, 10:20AM
Audrey: I don’t even know you guys, but this story brought tears to my eyes! He did SUCH an amazing job – congratulations! 4.7.09, 10:19AM
tori: that’s the sweetest thing i’ve ever heard…i don’t even know you and it brought tears to my eyes 4.7.09, 10:19AM
Keri Doolittle Photography: CONGRATS!! That is a great story and glad you got it on camera! 4.7.09, 10:15AM
todd pellowe: that’s a great engagement story… love it! congratulations. 4.7.09, 10:14AM
Janelle Joy: I’ve been on you blog many times admiring your pictures, but never leaving a comment…to intimidated. You are an amazing person and I’m so excited for you both. Marriage is an unbelievable journey and blessing. Congrats! 4.7.09, 10:14AM
Jess: Awww! Hearts…hearts…hearts!What a great story to be able to tell. Muah to Jeff for being so good! CONGRATS! 4.7.09, 10:13AM
Jeff: Never underestimate a guy named Jeff. It is a simple name, but we are stealthy. Congrats to you both! 4.7.09, 10:12AM
Marissa Rodriguez: what a BEAUTIFUL story!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! you two make a stunning couple! I got all teary eyed during the part of how he flew out to meet your dad!!!!!!! 4.7.09, 10:11AM
nate kaiser: SO STOKED FOR YOU GUYS!!! dare i say, i am having a STOKEGASM!!! for serious, jessica, jeff, you both are perfecto together…can’t wait for the wedding! 4.7.09, 10:10AM
Sandra Henderson: Congratulations! What a great engagement story. It gave me goose bumps. I’m sure you are going to have a blast planning your wedding. You already know most of the vendors ๐Ÿ˜‰ The tough part will be selecting your photographer because you know so many great ones. As far as advice for planning, soak it up and enjoy the process it because the wedding will be here before you know it. I’m so very happy for you. 4.7.09, 10:04AM
Patty Boge: Girl!!! Now that’s a REAL MAN!!! Sooooooooo happy for you! You deserve all the happiness in the world! And you’ll make a gorgeous bride! All the best! 4.7.09, 9:56AM
Jocelyn: Congratulations from yet another blog stalker! I’m so happy and excited for you two!! 4.7.09, 9:52AM
Louise: Wow, what an amazing guy!! I wish you lots of love and happiness. 4.7.09, 9:50AM
Michelle Guzman: AMAZING! 4.7.09, 9:48AM
Amy Martin: amazing! The story, the proposal, everything… congrats to you both! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 9:46AM
lauren: congratulations, jessica!!! love is so lovely!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.7.09, 9:44AM
kim: huge congratulations to you! i love happy stories like this. it was a pick-me-up for my day! 4.7.09, 9:43AM
nikki mcleod: Fantastic proposal story, and the images are fantastic. Many congrats; looking forward to seeing the wedding planned out to perfection. 4.7.09, 9:38AM
Kathleen: Congratulations from yet another blog stalker. Incredible engagement story and beautiful photos! Enjoy life! 4.7.09, 9:31AM
Teri Murakami: What a fabulously romantic story! Congratulations you two ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 9:27AM
Melissa Koehler: I am so happy for you! Biggest congrats to you both!! 4.7.09, 9:25AM
Jeff: I’ve been a fan of your blog for a little over year now. Congrats on your engagement. I surprised my wife out of nowhere almost 4 years ago. It was more low-key than yours, but I got the response I waited a lifetime for. All I can say is never underestimate a guy named Jeff. It is a simple name, but we can be stealthy. I wish you both all the happiness. 4.7.09, 9:24AM
Lisa Love: *~*How romantic*~* Congratulations!! 4.7.09, 9:16AM
Angie: Congrats! So happy you found your true love! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 9:15AM
Chelsea McGowan: Congrats!!! Oh my goodness, I teared up reading about this… I feel like I know you from reading your blog, and I’m just so happy you’ve found that man! Believe me when I say that even for strong independent women, finding that "helpmate" can be the best thing you ever do. But girl, I don’t believe for a SECOND that you’ll need help planning a wedding! All the ones you’ve been to, you probably have a mental notebook with all your favorite tidbits! And I can’t WAIT to see pictures of the gorgeous affair! 4.7.09, 9:11AM
Christa: Congrats! Who ever said there had to be rules & timelines on true happiness? Enjoy every moment, you deserve it ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 9:10AM
Emily Beaty: Congrats!! Such a sweet story! 4.7.09, 9:09AM
Jessica C. Moritz: Woooohhaaaa!!!! My favorite photographer of all time is getting married! Oh my God, feel so excited for you two… Still in total shock (positive shock!), can’t believe you are getting married!!!! Jeff seems to be amazing! Congratulations you two! Have been following your blog from the early beginnings and it’s been such a great journey. Thanks for taking us along..and PLEASE MORE GOSSIP and updates about your wedding plans! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.7.09, 9:06AM
patrice: congrats 4.7.09, 9:05AM
Krista Photography: Congratulations!! What a fun engagement story! 4.7.09, 9:01AM
Felisha: Congratulations to you both! What a GREAT guy to plan all of that!!!!! 4.7.09, 8:58AM
leia: wow!! Im bawling my eyes out!! what a fantastic story and what a man you have there!! HE got you good missy!!! MAJOR congrats to you and him and here’s to a happy and healthy life for ya’ll!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 8:57AM
Melinda: Yea! That is such a sweet story! Congratulations! 4.7.09, 8:50AM
hillary: i am so, so happy for you jess. congratulations!!! 4.7.09, 8:44AM
Arielle: Thank you for sharing such a lovely engagement, what a catch you’ve found. You 2 are so clearly in love, reading this special post was a great way to start the day. Congratulations and all my best wishes. 4.7.09, 8:42AM
Rosalie: What an amazing engagement plan, so impressed! And congratulations to you both, you look like the perfect couple together ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 8:42AM
Katie Jo: This is so amazing…I am literally on the brink of tears…congratulations…I can’t wait to see what your wedding will be like…fabulous I am sure! Jeff seems to be an AMAZING person, so I am sure you two will be so happy together forever! 4.7.09, 8:36AM
Jessie Rosenberry: Congratulations Jessica!! I’m so happy for you – what a great engagement story! I love a good surprise! I went to Jeff’s blog and you’re right – he’s hilarious! I’m sure you two will have a wonderful, long life together – congrats again!! 4.7.09, 8:32AM
Jen Ulasiewicz: What a beautiful story and I love the photos too. Congrats to you both! Now I’m anxious for your amazing wedding photos! LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 8:30AM
Rebecca Peters: Wow Jessica — this is the only way a Top 10 photographer could get engaged — and it is wonderful. Cannot wait to see the team of photogs that will be covering your beautiful day! 4.7.09, 8:23AM
Carly McCray: Congratulations Jessica!What a beautiful story, from beginning to end. Amazing that your friends were able to capture the moment for you too. Best wishes to you and Jeff! 4.7.09, 8:21AM
Southern Gal: I’m a lurker and I’m a sucker for great photography. That’s why I love your site. I also love this story! How great to have a guy that can pull off such a feat for your engagement. Wish you all the best. Can’t wait to see YOUR wedding photos even though they won’t be by you. 4.7.09, 8:18AM
Mrs. Smith: Congrats Jessica! I am a huge fan of your photography and have followed your blog for some time now. I am thrilled to see these photos and hear about your engagement!!!!!! I know I am not alone in saying that I can’t wait to plan your wedding with you! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 8:11AM
Adrienne Byrd: awww Jess!! your story has me in tears! i know we’ve never actually met, but through your blog i feel like i know you.. and i couldn’t be more happy for you! best wishes! 4.7.09, 8:11AM
janie: what a great engagement story! congrats!! 4.7.09, 8:08AM
Kim: Wow! What an amazing proposal! Congratulations to you both. I have been following your blog for a while and your photography is really inspiring. Wishing you the best of everything life has to offer! 4.7.09, 8:06AM
Ashley: Jessica, I am a regular blogstalker who is not a regular commenter. But, this one couldn’t pass me by! What an amazing man to plan such a wonderful proposal! It’s wonderful to see you so happy, and I wish you nothing but the best! And, selfishly, I cannot WAIT to see your wedding pics. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats! 4.7.09, 8:04AM
Kelly Merrill: how awesome! It’s awesome that you had someone to capture it as well! I didn’t think I’d "know" as quickly as I did either, but it’s lovely and amazing! 4.7.09, 8:03AM
Leanne: Congratulations! What a wonderful story!! All the best wishes to you two! 4.7.09, 8:01AM
Miz Booshay: Jessica, I am so happy for you two! What a wonderful, thoughtful man to give you this special gift…you are right…it’s a night to remember! 4.7.09, 8:00AM
mary: congratulations Jessica!! All the best to you and Jeff! May you have a happy engagement!!! Good luck with all the wedding planning! Can’t wait to see YOUR wedding pictures!! 4.7.09, 8:00AM
maya | springtree road: oh wow! WOW! congratulations to you both. i wish you a lifetime of happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 7:58AM
Angela: What a fantastic guy! You go Jeff for pulling out all the stops, I love how you made sure every detail was taken care of. I am so happy for you Jessica! Congratulations 4.7.09, 7:57AM
Bob P.: Holy S**T!! That’s an incredible story. Congratulations to you both!! 4.7.09, 7:57AM
Mary Marantz: This may be the best story I’ve ever heard!!! CONGRATULATIONS girl!!! We are so happy for you! 4.7.09, 7:54AM
Mandy Sroka: All I can say is, "Amazing." 4.7.09, 7:50AM
Cindy Lee: One word … "WOW!!!!" … and congrats of course =) 4.7.09, 7:48AM
Adrienne: down right adorable. congrats! 4.7.09, 7:44AM
Krisanne: Congratulations!!! What an amazing story and fantastic man. I’m anxiously awaiting the wedding of the year. Have fun! 4.7.09, 7:43AM
Kat Hale: This is so exciting! You are an amazing, fabulous person and totally deserve an amazing, fabulous surprise like this! Can’t wait to see how your amazing, fabulous wedding turns out – what a start for the rest of your AMAZING & FABULOUS life!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ 4.7.09, 7:41AM
Jill: Congratulations Jessica! I had tears reading your engagement story. Looking forward to reading about your wedding planning adventure . 4.7.09, 7:34AM
Karen (Mikols) Bonar: YAY!!!!!! Thanks for posting this! I’ve SO missed your blog posts … and have been itching to hear this story. And it IS a beautiful sotry! ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, wedding planning. Wohoo! Your level of respect for brides will at least triple! It’s a big/diffidcult job. Even with awesome help. But at least you can do the flowers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.7.09, 7:32AM
janny: This story was really touching. To be surrounded with the man you love, friends and family is the bestest feeling. I’m not easily surprised as well, like you, had an awesome engagement. I’m so happy for you and Jeff – those delicious photos make it even better =) 4.7.09, 7:30AM
cfhusband: great story! congrats! 4.7.09, 7:26AM
Marie: CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an amazing story. I love looking at all the wedding stories you tell through your photos, I can’t wait to see your own wedding story unfold! Great job Jeff! 4.7.09, 7:21AM
diana: Wow what a great story to tell the grandchildren! Best wishes to the both of you. I don’t know you but I feel so happy for you!! 4.7.09, 7:18AM
kribss: boy am i a sucker for surprised engagements- congratulations jessica! 4.7.09, 7:17AM
Marcela Martins: OH MY GOD! I am in the middle of a room at the university crying like an idiot!!! That is so exciting!! Congratulations!!! I follow your blog for some months and I am incredibly happy for you! You deserve it!! By the way, you are the greatest photographer I have ever seen. You rock! 4.7.09, 7:12AM
Denise Prichett: Congrats Jessica and Jeff very cute pics and you two look so happy. Enjoy all the craziness of planning your wedding. 4.7.09, 7:11AM
Allison: I actually started crying when I read this. So sincere – so deserving. I am happyyou found love. 4.7.09, 7:07AM
Whitney Gray: Awww he’s a keeper! Very very sweet!! Best wishes for a wonderful life together! And I can’t wait to see your wedding!!!! 4.7.09, 7:02AM
Patricia: OMG Congrats! The first one of Michael facing you two in the car says it all. I think cupid shot you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.7.09, 7:00AM
Macy Robison: That is such a fantastic story. I saw you had posted it on Twitter and ran home to read. Congrats to you both. 4.7.09, 6:51AM
Velia: You both make such a cute couple. What a great story. These images really show your love for each other. Congratulations 4.7.09, 6:49AM
Carolyn: I have been following your blog for years now and I can’t tell you how excited I am for you! What a sweet man to plan that all out. I can’t wait to read all about your wedding plans and see your pictures! Congrats!! 4.7.09, 6:45AM
Shey: Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! What a PHENOMENAL engagement story – what a thoughtful and loving guy ! I cant wait to see your wedding – best of luck to you guys! 4.7.09, 6:38AM
jp elario: wow jess! jeff’s one smooth dude. i’m so happy for the two of you. what a great story. good luck with all the planning! 4.7.09, 6:37AM
Karen Pfeiffer: Congratulations!!!! I think that’s one of the best proposals I’ve ever heard about!!!! You look so happy, and so does he. Congratulations and all the best for the rest of your lives together x 4.7.09, 6:29AM
* M E T T E *: Wow! That is about the best planning I’ve ever heard of – and sooo great to have all this images of you not-knowing-anything and then surprized! Congratulations Jessica! And well done Jeff! 4.7.09, 6:26AM
Darlene McCowan: WOW! I am crying right now! That is the most romantic engagement story I have every heard. Seriously, you are marrying the man of most girls dreams. Congrats to you both! 4.7.09, 6:17AM
de: OMG how romantic and sweet! You are one lucky girl! And of course he is lucky too. WOW I don’t know too many men that would do something like that… soooo sweet. I actually had tears in my eyes! Congrats to you both! 4.7.09, 6:05AM
Cindy: Simply beautiful! What a great story…congrats!! 4.7.09, 5:51AM
Alicia Swedenborg: Oh, I crying tears of love right now! That was the most romantic thing I ever heard of!!! Congratulations!!!!! <3 4.7.09, 5:38AM
Joyce: Congratulations!! That is an amazing story. Jeff sounds like a great guy and you’re a lucky lucky gal. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 4:43AM
Linnea: OMG! Congratulations! What a story to tell your grandkids! And finally the wedding photographer will get her own wedding photos! ๐Ÿ˜€ (And I would be surprised if they were not to be completely amazing, considering who all of your good friends are! Looking forward to seeing them!) 4.7.09, 4:20AM
Denise: What an amazing story and I’m so happy for you! Congratulations and it sounds like you got yourself an amazing guy! 4.7.09, 4:18AM
Rebecca Honeywell: Massive congratulations to you both. You have made my day with such a romantic story, I wish I could get engaged again! 4.7.09, 4:04AM
Brian Khang: This is definitely a front runner for proposal of the year! Way to go Jeff! 4.7.09, 3:59AM
Rachel: just reading this made me all teary eyed and happy. Such a wonderful engagement story! Wishing you both nothing but happiness and a wonderful lifetime of love. 4.7.09, 3:42AM
Jasmine*: It’s too good to be true. Two amazing people, two amazing lives, and one amazing story! Now it’s time to start SHOPPING!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 3:41AM
Rosie P: What an amazing guy! That proposal is out of this world, you’re a very lucky gal! 4.7.09, 3:38AM
Vasti: OMG!!!! That is the most amazing engagement story I’ve heard. YOU ARE SO LUCKY. WOW!!!!! CONGRATS, what a fantastic couple. This is the start of an amazing life. WOW!!!!! You made me tear up. I can’t stop smiling for you. 4.7.09, 3:34AM
Jeanette: What a stunning story!! Congratulations! 4.7.09, 3:23AM
kellymarie: This is just about the most romantic engagement story I’ve ever read! 4.7.09, 3:17AM
Elizabeth: Congratlations for both!!!! it is a fantastic and romantic love story. Fantastic photos!!! 4.7.09, 3:13AM
sarah k chen: aw, i’m so happy for you guys! what a sweet story! i wish you two all the best that love and life have to offer! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 3:07AM
GARY the Fake Tree: Jess, I’m glad to see you’re taking good care of my boy Jeff….Maybe, when you’re wedding day is here, you can decorate the wedding reception with lovely FAKE TREES like me. Why waste money on real flowers…. Fake, plastic trees last forever…then you can take your wedding reception Fake Trees and decorate your house. 4.7.09, 3:02AM
Melissa Jill ๐Ÿ™‚: Congratulations Jessica!!! I’m so happy for you!! And not at all wondering when it’s going to be my turn… ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 2:59AM
pamsong: CONGRATULATIONS, Jessica! You snagged yourself an awesome guy! 4.7.09, 2:40AM
Céline: Toutes mes félicitations, quel conte de fées ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 2:36AM
Daisy Varley: OMG! CONGRATULATIONS Jessica! You two deserve all of the happiness in the WORLD!!! 4.7.09, 2:34AM
manon: seriously your engagement story is the best I have EVER heard. This man totally loves you if he has even planned the green car. Wow. Congrats. 4.7.09, 2:28AM
Events by Evonne: Wow, kudos to Jeff for such a well thought out plan! You guys look so incredibly happy… I am very happy for you, Jess! Interested in a Maui wedding? I’ll help you plan it! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 2:23AM
Linda Broström Cabrera: Even thought I don’t know you in person (but we will meet in May in Stockholm :-)), when I read your story I am absolutely sure I know the kind of love the two of you share and having that is the most precisous thing I can think of! The storytelling – and JEFF with all of his secret plans do do something very special for you! – are fantastic and I hope you will have the time of your lifes planning for your wedding. Your own engagement story really is a fairy tale story ;-)! /Linda 4.7.09, 2:23AM
Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512): Even though you just told me the story, it was just as exciting in print. My heart-felt congratulations to you, Jess! -Eddie 4.7.09, 2:16AM
Kim: Congrats! You are a lucky girl. That is an amazing story that you can tell your grandchildren or if you don’t have grandchildren you can tell all the nurses at the nursing home. And they probably won’t believe the story until you show them the photos ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.7.09, 2:12AM
CharlieSue: Congratulations! What a fabulous and wonderful surprise! I couldn’t be happier for the pair of you. 4.7.09, 2:03AM
Anna: Congratulations to you and Jeff, Jessica! What an unbelievable proposal!!! 4.7.09, 2:01AM
URSULA: Thats a real fairy tale … and they lived happily ever after!!! Amaaazing – Your such a great couple – congratulations to both of you. I’m looking forward to your wedding… I can’t wait – best wishes. 4.7.09, 2:00AM
Bleigh: So happy for you Jess!!! Congratulations to you and Jeff. 4.7.09, 1:58AM
chris: awesome story,congrats! 4.7.09, 1:57AM
Marco Markovich: Congratulations! What a lovely story! 4.7.09, 1:56AM
Yvonne LeBrun: I am crying my eyes out here! The most perfect engagement story – ever. Congratulations!! 4.7.09, 1:53AM
Jenae Bingham: I’ve been blog stalking you for years now but have never left a comment but this entry calls for one…CONGRATS! The ring is beautiful and you have found a wonderful guy!! Best of luck to you both and the wedding planning! 4.7.09, 1:50AM
grace: Congratulations times a million! Such a great story, especially to have everyone involved! 4.7.09, 1:39AM
Sandra: Oh my…your story almost brought tears to my eyes!! Love it!!! Have to show this to my boyfriend *lol* Maybe it inspires him ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wishing you the best of luck and a great marriage! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 1:35AM
Vickie: Beatiful story – congrats! I cannot wait to see your wedding pictures! 4.7.09, 1:33AM
Katie Lewis: That is the cutest story!!! I love that your friends and family were there as well! Congrats! 4.7.09, 1:29AM
Keri: LOVE LOVE LOVE this story!!!! Congratulations guys!!!!! 4.7.09, 1:28AM
James: Congratulations Jessica..its was really warm to read this post..best wishes for you and Jeff..looking foward for your wedding photoblog ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 1:27AM
brooke bowland: talk about sneaky! what an amazing engagement story. beautiful. congrats to both of you…now…who shall the photographer be?? hehe. 4.7.09, 1:18AM
jen: how awesome?! congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 1:18AM
Amy: Congratulations!! I can’t get over the awesome photos. What a great day!! 4.7.09, 1:18AM
Michael Domingo: Thanks, Jeff! You just ruined it for all of us males who could only muster a quiet evening dinner proposal. Just kidding — you da’ man. And Jessica, your family and friends are absolutely unreal! You are too lucky… Congrats to you both. 4.7.09, 1:17AM
Stephen Dopudja: Congratulations! You deserve all the happiness in the world. We are sooo happy for you. Norah and I wish you and Jeff a lifetime of joy. 4.7.09, 1:09AM
Sheila : Blog stalker here. So happy for you, tears running down my face. Congrats! 4.7.09, 12:58AM
annaliza: ohhhhh my gosh!!! congratulationz! you’re so lucky to have wonderful friends and family and, now, an even more amazing mayn rite by yo side!! =) 4.7.09, 12:43AM
amancay: aaaaand awesome! that’s all i can say… wow! 4.7.09, 12:42AM
Angela Higgins: Jessica – Firstly congratulations to you both and secondly thank you for sharing such an moment in your lives. Jeff has set the bar pretty high for future lavishings of affection ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 12:41AM
clarissa: that is the cutest story ever! 4.7.09, 12:38AM
rowena: WoooooHoooo! What a great story! Many Congrats to you both! 4.7.09, 12:35AM
Jen Davis: Congrats!! So happy for you.. It’s crazy being on this side ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 12:32AM
Lisa W.: congratulations jessica! what an amazing story! what an amazing man you have! you two are adorable together! 4.7.09, 12:31AM
kim: that is uber romantic!! ๐Ÿ™‚ what a guy. congrats x 1000 to you both! 4.7.09, 12:30AM
Bernadette: I’m such a sap. I have tears in my eyes. What a beautiful time for you both. congratulations and may you have a wonderful life together. 4.7.09, 12:26AM
jaclyn: yeah!!!! you guys are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 12:18AM
Sarah Smith Photography: CONGRATS!!! so excited for the two of you. hope you have a blast planning your wedding! 4.7.09, 12:12AM
joshua gene photography: Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you. Jeff nice work! I can’t believe you got her to say yes. 4.7.09, 12:12AM
Alyssa Andrew: So happy for you from one wedding photographer to another CONGRATS! So the next question is who will be your wedding photographer? I am getting married in less than 2 weeks and everyone has been asking me that same question! 4.7.09, 12:07AM
Miranda Raivala: Congrats to you Jessica, you deserve every ounce of happiness!!! I truly enjoyed your story and I can not wait to see your wedding plans unfold. What a special man you have found! 4.7.09, 12:07AM
Joanna McNeil: Oh my God. I’ve never read a more beautiful story. If I stalked your before, Miss Jessica Claire, I’ll be stalking you now!!! Congratulations!!!!! 4.7.09, 12:07AM
Carrie Ayn: I ABSOLUTELY love this story! It brought tears to my eyes! Congratulations to the both of you! 4.7.09, 12:06AM
alena: Congratulations!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.7.09, 12:06AM
Didi Von Bargen- Miles: A looky-loo who checks in frequently- and hopes that when my photos grow up- they can be like yours. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just want to say congrats- that proposal story rocks- what a sweet man- but you already knew that! Can’t wait to see the pix- and my goodness- what a cornicoupa of talented friends to choose from to shoot it! 4.7.09, 12:03AM
Luis Murillo: Jessica, I can say that it’s just amazing to see what live throws at you. I have a similar case as well since I’m getting married with my fiancee the day we come to have 8 months since we started going out and it has just been the greatest thing in the world. I sure wish you guys the best. 4.7.09, 12:01AM
kristen ~ k.holly: Awww! What a great story! That’s amazing how he got everyone involved, what a sweetheart! <3 4.6.09, 11:57PM
Jules Bianchi: Jessica! Thank you so much for sharing this story. I LOVE hearing engagement stories, and I hear them all the time (go figure!) but yours is truly one of my all time favorites. I’m sure your wedding will be STUNNING, but it sounds like your life as a married woman is going to be pretty stellar as well. Congratulations!!! 4.6.09, 11:56PM
Eliana@BYSE: I am seriously tearing up at this story. Congrats! 4.6.09, 11:56PM
Emily: Congratulations!! What a great story ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 11:55PM
Janey: JESS!! Congrats – that is the sweetest story I’ve ever heard. So happy for you…! 4.6.09, 11:55PM
Victoria: This story made me cry like a baby! Sooo fantabulous! (That was for you, Jess, because I read on your fiance’s ๐Ÿ™‚ blog that you hate words put together like that) Congrats to both of you! I’m so happy that you found THE ONE..even though I don’t personally know you…just a blog stalker! I’m waiting on my invite! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 11:50PM
Sarah Castor: YAY! So I don’t know you in person but when I read this on Michael Norwood’s blog I was so super excited! YAY for you two! 4.6.09, 11:45PM
matt + angie sloan: congrats! 4.6.09, 11:41PM
francie : now that’s what I call a keeper… congratulations on finding your beloved… 4.6.09, 11:39PM
KrisD Mauga: WOW- this is the best engagement plan/story that I have ever heard! Congrats! You know when you know- time does not matter! You have the rest of your life to have that time together! 4.6.09, 11:34PM
tara: I’m usually a lurker round here, but just had to come out of hiding and say ‘well done’ to your man and a huge congratulations to you both. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 11:34PM
gina vadurro seifert: OMG!! so happy for you and your man! what an amazing story! i think you’re shooting kristen’s (stephen’s niece) wedding –?? can’t wait to see you and catch up! 4.6.09, 11:31PM
Kelly Vasami: Best. Engagement. Story. Ever. What a really great guy to go to all of that effort! Congratulations to you both! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 11:21PM
tracy: Congratulations!!!! I love following your blog. You are so talented. How awesome you have found such an amazing, sweet, thoughtful guy. You deserve it! Have fun planning the wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 11:21PM
Julie: Yea!! I’m so excited for y’all! I SOOOO wish I could have been there! I can’t wait for you to be my new sister in law!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 11:20PM
Julie ๐Ÿ™‚: omg Jess… I’m so incredibly happy for you! This story is amazing!!! And fyi… at my wedding on Sat. all the vendors knew you were engaged within 10 minutes when it got out on twitter, etc… it was pretty amazing! 4.6.09, 11:20PM
Jodie Vass: What a gorgeous story! Congratulations. Jeff sounds like an incredible guy. May your love continue to grow every day. 4.6.09, 11:19PM
Marge: The big question is ..who’s going to shoot your wedding..congrats! 4.6.09, 11:19PM
Three Words by James Day: I have a tear! JD 4.6.09, 11:18PM
kelly hike: i’m so happy for you!! i loved reading your engagement story- thank you for taking the time to share it!! 4.6.09, 11:18PM
suzanne: Oh my gosh, love this story! Thanks for posting! Major Congrats!!! Amazing!!!! What a guy! 4.6.09, 11:16PM
john heil: wow, that is the best engagement story I’ve ever heard!!!!! Jeff is an amazing person to put so much thought and effort into it. HUGE HUGE HUGE congrats to you both! 4.6.09, 11:15PM
Cynthia Q.: WOWIE! That’s an awesome story! Thanks for sharing your happy moment with us in the blog-o-sphere! Really happy for you girl! You guys seem like a great couple! 4.6.09, 11:14PM
cristy cross: Wow, he’s good. Sneaky sneaky snake. Congratulations! 4.6.09, 11:13PM
Gwendolyn Tundermann: Now THAT is a proposal! I am very impressed! Congrats to you both and I wish you a lifetime full of joy and laughter together! I’m posting an e-session tomorrow that I did at a fair last night, but it’s going to pale in comparison to this blog entry! Amazing images! I feel like I was there watching the whole thing happen! 4.6.09, 11:11PM
Trista Lerit: Congrats Jessica & Jeff!!! How wonderful for you both to have found each other..I wish you nothing but the best in love and life! So, when are you having kids? ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.6.09, 11:10PM
Dana Sipper: What an amazing story and all of the details are just fabulous! I am totally sitting here bawling my eyes and I don’t even know you guys…the photos are amazing! Congratulations to you both! 4.6.09, 11:10PM
Ashley: This is one of the most amazing engagement stories I’ve ever heard! I love that you posted it along with all the pictures! Congratulations! I can’t wait to see what your wedding will look like! 4.6.09, 11:09PM
nole @ oh so beautiful paper: What a wonderful engagement story! This is my first time commenting, but I love your work and have been following your blog for a while now. Congratulations on your engagement! 4.6.09, 11:08PM
Dion Seneca: I had tears in my eyes! Sounds like you’ve got yourself a keeper! Congratulations! 4.6.09, 11:08PM
Lyra: JESSICA! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! The next time I see you, we’re drinking champagne to celebrate. A whole bottle this time! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 11:06PM
Anna: Awwwww….shucks! *teary eyed* That’s like the best engagement ever! Congratulations to you two! 4.6.09, 11:05PM
Katie Beverley: What an awesome story! Congratulations, Jessica! 4.6.09, 11:05PM
Seanny Ma: That was the best engagement story ever!! CONGRATS! 4.6.09, 11:03PM
Jackie Donnelly Baisa: OMG! This post really amazed me. What an absolute JEWEL you have in your life. He’s wonderful! Can’t wait to hear about the details (the date, the photographer(!), the place, etc.) Congrats again, you two! 4.6.09, 10:55PM
Corinna J Hoffman: CONGRATULATIONS!! What a super sweet story!! Now, photographing a wedding as an engaged person (and eventually a married photographer) gives a whole new meaning to it ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:55PM
Melissa Warburton : Jessica! I don’t know you, I don’t normally write posts on people’s blogs, but your engagement story was so beautiful! I wish you all the happiness in the world! 4.6.09, 10:53PM
emilie inc.: Happy congratulations! What a beautiful, adorable, memorable proposal story! Love it!! 4.6.09, 10:51PM
Amanda: Congratulations!!!! That is one of the best engagement stories I’ve ever heard, and how fitting that you have such beautiful pictures documenting the whole thing! 4.6.09, 10:50PM
Jaime: NO WAY!? This story is out of a storybook–just like you, your life and your career! Congrats to you Jessica. Marriage is an amazing road and am so happy you get to experience it!! You deserve it, girl! Bless you both! 4.6.09, 10:48PM
Michele B: Congratulations! I literally teared up reading your story. I’m so happy for you two!!!! 4.6.09, 10:48PM
~abi~: best engagement story EVER!!! i guess he knew he had to make it special for a girl who lives and breathes engagements and weddings! ๐Ÿ™‚ incredible!!!!! 4.6.09, 10:46PM
Wendy: Congratulations. When you know, you know. No need to drag it out. And you’re right to say that when you find someone who is willing to go that far to surprise you and show you his love…he is a keeper! A truly beautiful love story. And the pictures to match. 4.6.09, 10:46PM
Ann Hamilton: Congrats, Jess! So happy for you and Jeff! 4.6.09, 10:46PM
Jess: awww, reading this made me so happy! what a sweet story and thoughtful guy… sounds like he’s a keeper ๐Ÿ˜‰ um, does he by chance happen to have another brother who is single??!! 4.6.09, 10:45PM
Tira J and David too! : Congratulations Jess & Jeff! We know that you will be blessed in so many ways. Here is our advice! Make sure you say I Love You every single day, no matter what. Fighting is healthy and makes you love your spouse even more, and you will learn something new about your spouse every single day. After nine years (our wedding anniversary is your birthday) we am still learning and loving. Congratulations Jessica! We are so happy for you and Jeff. 4.6.09, 10:45PM
Captured by Jess: Lucky duck. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 4.6.09, 10:44PM
Goddess Leonie | Creative Goddess: oh my GOSH. i’m all ridiculously grinny and cryish and i don’t even know you guys! what i do know though is… it’s so obvious when something is so right, and true, and love-filled… so many blessings to you and your true love jeff… may your journey together may be filled with even more love, joy and kindness. 4.6.09, 10:43PM
Jennifer Larsen: What a wonderful story, you found yourself a good one!!! 4.6.09, 10:42PM
Carin: CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a beautiful engagement!!!!!!! And to have it documented so beautifully as well!!!!!!!!!!! 4.6.09, 10:40PM
haylie: blog stalker here. hi. you don’t know me. i love your photography and so i stalk. i just had to leave a comment this time though. love this story–enough to bring on the tears. i don’t know what it was–the pictures, the story, the ferris wheel, the surprise, everything. that could have been a movie. congratulations and thanks for sharing! you are a beautiful person. 4.6.09, 10:39PM
Laura Randall: That’s such a sweet story!! What a great guy! I LOVE that he picked the green car….not only did you find a great hubby, but one who keeps up with the branding too! LOL!! Congrats, Jessica! 4.6.09, 10:38PM
Allison Davis: Super congratulations!!! I’m excited for you both and your fabulous engagement. Best wishes on a happy wedding day and and even happier marriage! 4.6.09, 10:34PM
aundrea hasselbach: The most beautiful love story ever! You truly deserve to be loved by a man who clearly would do anything for you! Woohoo! 4.6.09, 10:33PM
Tambi Lane: Congratulations! I am so happy for you! 4.6.09, 10:32PM
regina holder: Congratulations, Jessica! What a great story!! It’s great seeing you so happy! When you know, you know! You are excused from blogging for the rest of the week! 4.6.09, 10:32PM
ronnie: Sounds straight out of a movie! Congratulations! 4.6.09, 10:31PM
Ashley Brockinton: Congratulations. That is so awesome. I wish I had gotten engaged on a ferris wheel! 4.6.09, 10:30PM
Mel: Congratulations, what an amazing engagement story!! 4.6.09, 10:30PM
Brenda: Congratulations, beautiful story. 4.6.09, 10:28PM
angel swanson: eeeeeekk!! loved the story + the accompanying pics; sounds like an AMAZING evening! your phone call tonight made my day!! can’t wait to see you guys next week…. xoxoxo 4.6.09, 10:28PM
Chad Jarae: You guys are a super cute couple. Congrats and I hope you have an amazing life together! 4.6.09, 10:26PM
Chasity: A-MAY-ZING! Congrats to both of you!!!!!! 4.6.09, 10:26PM
Ann: Congrats to you both…much happiness! The good guys are always the best guys! 4.6.09, 10:25PM
Kristine Che: What a great story! Paul and I were engaged after 3 short months and we will be celebrating 5 great years of marriage in September. When you know, you know! Congrats to you both! 4.6.09, 10:25PM
Daniel: Wow, what a cool story and I love the fact that there are awesome photos that go along with it! 4.6.09, 10:24PM
Allegra: What a lovely story and what wonderful photographs to treasure through the years! Congratulations to you two! 4.6.09, 10:23PM
Jasmine Marie: What a beautiful engagement story! Wishing you and Jeff all the best. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:23PM
Josh: CONGRATS, JESSICA!! 4.6.09, 10:23PM
Melissa McClure: What a great story! I had tears. Congrats to you both! 4.6.09, 10:20PM
Nicole Wolf: Love it, what a great story! I love that you had absolutely no idea! Good on him and congrats, you both are adorable! Good luck finding a photographer;) haha 4.6.09, 10:20PM
caroline tran: Congrats, Jessica! This is such a beautiful story and you are so lucky not only to have found him, but to have such great memories captured of this amazing moment. 4.6.09, 10:19PM
ashley: how incredibly exciting!! photographers make the best brides!!! have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:18PM
Penny: Sooo awesome! I loved reading your story … I’m clearly a blog stalker … you blogged a while back about a story of someone dropping a note to a gentleman that the girl he was with he was going to marry and I had tears reading that … it never left my heart … AND now your story … one that brought tears and shall not leave my heart. I don’t know you … we’ve never met … but your story warms my heart for you as if you were my best friend. Congratulations Jessica and Jeff!!! 4.6.09, 10:16PM
Sinead: Best. E-story. Ever. Congrats and best wishes to you both! 4.6.09, 10:16PM
Meg: I loved this story and the amazing photographs to go with it. Thank you for sharing it! I loved the fact that he went to meet your dad! Congrats!!! Happy wedding planning! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:15PM
Kathryn Wilson: Gorgeous story – that’s so sweet. I got a proposal pretty quickly too and don’t listen to anyone who says thats nuts (not even yourself!) – when you know, you know! Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:15PM
Jessica M: Congrats Jess! Sounds like you’ve caught a great guy! Married life is SO great! I wish you both the best! 4.6.09, 10:15PM
Kelly Park: your a great story teller, love it!!! congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:15PM
Neha: This is the sweetest proposal! Thanks for sharing, Jessica. It makes me believe again! 4.6.09, 10:13PM
Amanda Boyce: Congratulations – this is a wonderful engagement story and I’m so happy for you! What a beautiful way to start your lives together! 4.6.09, 10:13PM
krystal: Hey when you know you know! Congrats!!!! 4.6.09, 10:13PM
my.: What a beautiful story! Congrats, Jessica! 4.6.09, 10:12PM
lauren c. – openField.: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m SO thrilled for the both of you…isn’t it *lovely* being in love?!?!? big hugs to you!!!!!! : ) 4.6.09, 10:12PM
Marc: Congratulations on the Engagement!!! 4.6.09, 10:12PM
Priscilla: Congratulations, you deserve the very best. 4.6.09, 10:12PM
annie cat: awww such a wonderful proposal!!! amazing pics from your friend! congrats! 4.6.09, 10:11PM
Garrett (and Joy): Geeze, Jeff, way to make it tough on the rest of us! Seriously though, congratulations you too. We couldn’t be happier that you found each other. And how special to have everything documented and then follow it up with a great evening with family and friends. Enjoy this exciting time together!!! Peace and blessings! 4.6.09, 10:11PM
Kassia: *Sigh* I totally just got a little teary-eyed… what a great story and, obviously, what a great man you’re engaged to! I’ve been following your work & blog for going on 2 years now and I am just SO excited for you! Congratulations… couldn’t have happened to a better person! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:11PM
globetrotting bride: I love, love, love, love, love your story!!! And how fabulous that you have amazing photos too!!!! Be sure to enjoy this time before the planning sets in : ). 4.6.09, 10:11PM
Michelle: Congrats again! So happy to hear the story. I’ve followed your blog for a while and I remember the post you made on your 29th birthday. I felt the same way as my 29th was also approaching. Now I am finding myself recently engaged (last month)! I’m super happy to hear your good news. You’ll be an incredibly beautiful (and well photographed) bride! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:11PM
Lydia: Congratulations!! You have such a beautiful, joyful glow in the pictures! I can tell how happy Jeff makes you. I want to hear all about your wedding planning!! 4.6.09, 10:10PM
adrian hitt: woot-woo! congrats to you two lovebirds. you deserve the best! excited to see how things come together. here’s to a lifetime of happiness! 4.6.09, 10:10PM
Jamie Delaine: PERFECT. 4.6.09, 10:10PM
Bethany Dawn Burns: Oh, what a wonderful story! It brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations to both of you. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:09PM
lanne: you def need a good photographer ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congratulations to both of you! 4.6.09, 10:09PM
Kristi Montague: Congratulations! That is such a sweet story, and you have incredible photography to remember it by. You are very blessed. 4.6.09, 10:09PM
Eileen Ngo: What an amazing way to propose! Your story got me all teary eyed. Jeff is an amazing person and you two belongs to each other. Congratulations on your engagement Jessica. 4.6.09, 10:09PM
Karen: Omg, grats!!! 4.6.09, 10:09PM
Debbi Lynn: ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!! Congratulations!!! 4.6.09, 10:08PM
ryan Manthey: what an awesome proposal!!!congratulations, how are you ever going to decide who to shoot your wedding? 4.6.09, 10:08PM
chatti phal: this is too good jessica. congrats and all the best. i am just beaming from ear to ear after reading this. I am so happy for you! 4.6.09, 10:07PM
olivia: Congratulations to you both! 4.6.09, 10:07PM
Lauren: WOW! Great story! SO SO romantic! Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:07PM
vanessa H: When you know you just know!! That is a great love story!! You know I am the same way did not believe those love at first site stories either! But the moment I met Eric I knew he was the one!!! I wish you so much happiness and joy in your long blissful marriage!!! Congrats to the both of you!!!! Have fun planning all the details!! Now it is your turn in front of the lens, soak in every moment!!!! 4.6.09, 10:07PM
lyndsay stradtner: What a wonderful engagement story! You are such a lucky girl, congratulations!! 4.6.09, 10:07PM
Jenni Wise: Congratulations Jessica! That’s wonderful! I love how much thought he put into it all! And he flew all the way out there to ask for your dad’s permission in person! Sounds like you’ve certainly got a keeper!!! 4.6.09, 10:07PM
Whitney: This is such an amazing story! Mad props to Jeff for pulling it all off! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations! 4.6.09, 10:07PM
melissa Johnston: OH MY GOD! What a beautiful story! I had goosebumps and tears in my eyes! You deserve the best Jessica! All the best to you and Jeff ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:07PM
charla BLUE: WOW…Jessica. So special and beautiful. What a great guy and a perfect engagement story. So happy for you. Happy Planning! 4.6.09, 10:06PM
Lisa Lent: wow, way to make me cry! I know I dont know you or Jeff but all the very best for the future.. Cant wait to see your wedding photos..any date set? 4.6.09, 10:06PM
Joy Nudd: First of all congratulations! That has to be one of the most beautiful, fun, romantic, genuine, heartfelt engagement story…and the photos are added bonus. I just kept giggling reading this story and even teared up. So happy for you! You two are so in love just by looking at the photos ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:06PM
nicky: I don’t comment very often, but I just had to! My husband and I got engaged after dating for only 3 months, planned a wedding exactly 9 months after that and will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary in august (which I am hopefully planning to get photos taken by you for at some point!). But anyways, just know when it’s meant to be it’s meant to be and I am proof of that. Congrats to you both!! 4.6.09, 10:06PM
Nicole: Your story made ME feel all giddy inside, so I can only imagine how magical it was for YOU! Congratulations, and let the wedding planning begin!! 4.6.09, 10:06PM
Ray Ferguson: OMG! Congratulations! Whoever will you get to shoot your wedding??!! Seriously, what an amazing time! Enjoy it!! 4.6.09, 10:05PM
Julie Cook: oohh my gosh, I am seriously crying over here! I LOVE it. I wish my hubby was THAT good! What thoughtfullness and planning! AMAZING. and you guys are beautiful! 4.6.09, 10:05PM
Jenifer Simpson: OMG! That is an amazing engagement story…and a beautiful ring to match. As for advice…It depends..where in the world will y’all be getting married? Location first…the rest will follow…y’all make a lovely couple…All the best, and keep us posted! 4.6.09, 10:05PM
Abi: I know I don’t know you, but I’m crying over here! What a great guy you’ve got! And what an awesome engagement story! Congrats! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos! 4.6.09, 10:05PM
Corey: Awww what a sweet engagement story! You’ve got a great man there! 4.6.09, 10:05PM
Erika McCauley: What an absolutely PERFECT story!! So happy for you Jessica! I already can’t wait to see your wedding photos! ๐Ÿ™‚ CONGRATS a thousand times over!! 4.6.09, 10:05PM
Dani J.: Congratulations! Don’t get too stressed over the wedding part. It’s just one day, you’ve got the rest of your life to look forward to. 4.6.09, 10:05PM
Samantha Cover: A HUGE congrats! What a special and amazing engagement story (and is is pure coincidence that you 2 are sitting in the JC green ferris wheel car?) He definately is a keeper! 4.6.09, 10:05PM
raya: Well, I’m the first to comment so let me say yahooooooo!!! We have only met a few times, but I had a huge smile on my face reading this & it brought back all sorts of fun memories from my own wonderfully orchestrated engagement. Enjoy this time & soak it all in! And you go Jeff. I love a man who can plan! 4.6.09, 10:04PM
Jordan: What a perfect proposal! I even shed a tear or two. ๐Ÿ™‚ congratulations. 4.6.09, 10:04PM
Tina Harden: Congrats! This sounds like a fairytale! I’m jealous and want a do over…. LOL Do yoiu think 20 years is to late to request one? hehe 4.6.09, 10:04PM
Alex TheBackpackr.com: Jeff is absolutely the man! When you’re least sneaky, that’s when you can become the most sneaky. (confusing?) I love listening to surprises like that, perhaps because I’m somewhat a sneaky fella as well… and always love the first look on the "surprisees" face at that very moment. All the little details that Jeff put in are awesome, especially taking into account THAT VERY FERRIS WHEEL. Two thumbs up from another man, Jeff! 4.6.09, 10:04PM
Kate Watson: What a romantic proposal! Congratulations to you both! 4.6.09, 10:04PM
tanya: Wow. I am teary eyed. congrats. Be safe and always honest. 4.6.09, 10:04PM
marlene: ๐Ÿ™‚ congratulations! 4.6.09, 10:04PM
Jonathan Thrasher: YAY!!!!! Congrats Jessica!!! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together. Blessings!! 4.6.09, 10:03PM
andychin: when a celebrity wedding photographer plans her own wedding… Everything’s GOOD! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations and best wishes! 4.6.09, 10:03PM
Laura B: Awww… Such an adorable story. Many blessings for a long, happy, amazing marriage ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:03PM
Eden Photography: wow! congrats! i can’t believe it! who on earth will shoot your wedding? it’s going to be so beautiful! i’m so happy for you guys! 4.6.09, 10:03PM
lace: how bout some pictures of that rock girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:03PM
Blair Van Bussel: Oh my goodness!!! I dont even personally know you and I am in tears! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a super sweet engagement! 4.6.09, 10:03PM
Anne Nunn Photography: I am so happy for you Jessica. You look very very happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:02PM
Angela Hubbard: OMG! I’m bawling!!!!! how romantic! all the best! xx 4.6.09, 10:02PM
Ariel: Congratulations to you both!! What a great story. ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:02PM
amee: Yay! Congrats! What a great story and ya’ll make such a beautiful couple! ๐Ÿ™‚ So happy for you! 4.6.09, 10:02PM
Katy Regnier: What an amazing proposal and amazing photos to go with it. You are one lucky lady, congratulations! 4.6.09, 10:02PM
Betsy: WOW, that is the most amazing proposal story!! Congrats!!! 4.6.09, 10:02PM
Jazmon DuBrow: yep, you should look into photographers, they can be hard to lock down ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:01PM
Beth: It’s an answer to a lot of prayer…years of it in fact! =) I’m so happy for you and Jeff!! My friend Jess is getting married!!! YAY!! I win the bet!!! Love you Jess! 4.6.09, 10:01PM
Athena: Wow, reading that just made me tear up… what a beautiful, well-excecuted proposal! Thanks for the lovely story and images! Congrats! 4.6.09, 10:01PM
pui: jessica claire, i’ve never commented on anyone’s blog but i’m a huge fan (and i’m not even a photographer nor do i aspire to be one), looking at photography blogs are one of my guilty pleasures. ๐Ÿ™‚ anyway, i just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to you! you seem genuinely happy and it’s AWESOME! being in love is a wonderful thing!! finally a top wedding photographer gets to plan her own wedding! we, as your fans, CAN’T WAIT!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:01PM
Sam: That is amazing……simply beautiful. Congrats! 4.6.09, 10:01PM
sara: amazing…brought me to tears! congrats:) 4.6.09, 10:01PM
b dell: Well not the first. I apologize. Now I look stupid! 4.6.09, 10:01PM
whitney: congratulations jessica!!!!!!!!! the best is yet to come!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 10:01PM
Shannon Dodd: ***Goosebumps*** what a beautiful story! Congratulations to you and kudos to your ultra creative and romantic fiance! Loved the pictures!!! 4.6.09, 10:01PM
laurie: congrats! how wonderful that life could hold that surprise for you. 4.6.09, 10:00PM
Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs: wedding blogs. and lots of ’em. ๐Ÿ™‚ and congrats again!!! xo 4.6.09, 10:00PM
Kristen: OMG, CONGRATS!!! I didn’t even have to read the story to know the story. The pictures told it all. AWESOME!!!! 4.6.09, 10:00PM
Lauren Walker: That is just awesome, I have goose bumps. Congratulations again, sounds like you’ve got a keeper there! Well done! 4.6.09, 10:00PM
b dell: let me be the first to say…congrats!! 4.6.09, 10:00PM
Anna: What a lovely and romantic story! Best to you both…and the pics are so fun! 4.6.09, 10:00PM
Becka Knight: Aw, thats adorable! Congratulations Jessica. I’m sure you’ll have the entire industry at your fingertips as far as planning goes. Enjoy these moments!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 9:59PM
Jess: CONGRATULATIONS! That was an awesome proposal ๐Ÿ™‚ You have great friends that love you ๐Ÿ™‚ As for planning a wedding, I’d suggest going to Elizabeth Anne Designs to get started! That’s how I found this blog ๐Ÿ™‚ 4.6.09, 9:59PM
susan stripling: I hear that on Craigslist you can find a really good photographer. And cheap too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats you guys! 4.6.09, 9:59PM
Elizabeth: Been blog stalking all day hoping to see the story! Congratulations, Jessica and Jeff!! 4.6.09, 9:58PM
Grace Tan: Oh wow, it’s always so nice to hear stories of wedding photographers getting married themselves! I’m really happy for you… now you can be on the other side of the fence. Just enjoy yourself as you go through the motions! Congrats, Jessica! 4.6.09, 9:58PM
Christina Gilchrist: Here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after! Congratulations to you both! 4.6.09, 9:57PM