I don’t usually photograph engagement parties but when I do it’s for one of the cutest, most friendly couples on the planet. Will reached out to me to photograph a surprise engagement party for him and his new fiancé and their families and close friends! I had never met Will or Ally before but upon arrival I felt like I was a long lost cousin in their family. Both families and all of their friends were so warm and inviting! Will proposed to Ally at the beach just a few days before and completely surprised her with an engagement party once they got back to her parents house in Richmond! She didn’t know I would be there until only a few hours before! When I met her for the first time – she had the biggest smile on her face and admitted she was so excited and so overwhelmed with happiness at how Will pulled everything off. It was special to me to be there to capture this surprise Richmond engagement party with their families and friends at their low country backyard boil! I snuck Will and Ally out to the front of the house for a few photos alone as well.