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You Can't Help but Smile at this Romantic Surprise Proposal


Dreamy surprise engagement

After 10 years together, Brett finally decided to pop the question to the love of his life, Megan. Grace T. Photography came up with a beautiful idea to make this momentous occasion one for the books! Their planned “styled shoot” was so much more, and Megan had no idea what was to come.

To all you fellas out there, take note! If you want to capture your proposal in a unique and meaningful way, try enlisting the help of a photographer. After all, these are the memories you’ll cherish forever. Read more about this beautiful day below, and find more adorable moments in the full gallery after.

Beautiful and soft makeup

After 10 years of dating

From Grace T. Photography: Megan and Brett have been together for 10 years, YES, 10! Megan is a nurse and Brett works at an Insurance Agency in Des Moines, IA. Brett came to me about 4 months ago and said he was finally looking at rings!

Love her green skirtGorgeous hair and flower crown


Dreamy surprise engagement

Styled shoot turned surprise engagementGorgeous floral crown

planning the perfect surprise

He told me all he wanted was for me to be there to capture it, so I took the liberty to plan this "styled shoot" asking Megan if I could use her and Brett as models for something I've been meaning to put together. She agreed, but did not know she was agreeing to the best day of her life this far!

Green skirt blowing in the wind

Beautiful look for the bride-to-beHe's about to propose to his girl...see how he does it!

She has no idea he's proposing!!

confetti toss go time!

We started with hair and makeup, then drove out to the location in Des Moines. They "posed" for me for about a half hour before I gave Brett the secret wink that it was go time! I told Megan to hold the biodegradable confetti and to throw it in the air and spin at the same time. I told her I had seen something like it on a blog and wanted to recreate it.

Surprise proposal ideaShe finally notices him!

She says YES!

Tears of joyShe says YES YES YES

LOVE and confetti!

waiting on one knee

After one practice round, she tossed the confetti and Brett was waiting behind her one knee when she turned. I was sobbing behind the camera out of happiness for these two!

Beautiful and happy coupleEngagement ring

Happily engaged!

Beautiful surprise engagement worth seeing

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