The holidays are such a joyous time and this time we were busy with some Toronto surprise proposal photography. For Aqil and Aashna, it was a very special time. Aqil has been preparing for this proposal for several months. Having already asked for Aashna’s parents for their permission, he gathered the help of Aashna’s sister and his best friend to put together a romantic set up down at the water. They created a heart with red rose petals and candles around a bench where one year ago, Aqil and Aashna had taken some photos of just the two of them. Aqil figured it would be a memorable to propose to her and recreate the same photos on the same bench.
Despite it being a cold week, it ended up being the warmest day of the week and extra sunny! It was the perfect day for a proposal. As Aqil and Aashna walked towards the bench that was set up for her, she realized that there was a frame set up that was fixated behind the bench, a bouquet of long-stem red roses, fererro rocher chocolates and coca-cola in vintage glass bottles (her favourites!).
I honestly love photographing proposals! It’s so exciting and I so look forward to seeing the surprised expressions! Proposals happen so quickly and am so happy I can capture these special moments!
Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography