This month, I had the pleasure of capturing Kunal Patel’s surprise proposal! He contacted me a week in advance to ask me to play spy while he proposed to his long time girlfriend Punam. As it turns out, they’re both from my home state of Florida! In fact, Punam is from the same county as me! Capturing surprise proposals is my favorite thing to do as a wedding photographer and I was honored that Kunal reached out to me. 

Punam and Kunal kept a journal between them and would write messages of love back and forth to one another. He placed the journal on the floor of the Library of Congress with a note listing all the reasons he loved her with the last page that said “Look Up”. She was floored by the sight of him kneeling in front of her because she thought he was still miles away. Not only did he surprise her all the way from Florida but he planned to have both his and her parents in D.C. for the affair! Punam’s sister led her to the proposal spot and soon after, both families popped out from the side of the library! There were celebratory hugs all around. I stole a few minutes of Punam and Kunal’s time for a few “Just Engaged” portraits afterwards. They will be planning their wedding for this upcoming year! A massive congratulations to this adorable pair!