Nick and Alyssa - A Proposal in Paradise

As far as Alyssa was aware, it was to be only a beautiful trip to Key West, Florida.  But what she didn't know was that her boyfriend Nick had been secretly planning a very big day.  

During a proposal photo shoot in Key West, Nick and Alyssa sneak a kiss under the Australian Pines of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.

The couple started dating many years ago, having met through mutual friends and often wondering how their paths had not crossed before.  But now, under the blue skies of paradise with the sound of the ocean in the distance, Nick popped the question and Alyssa said yes!

A happy moment as boyfriend and girlfriend become fiance
Boyfriend gets a warm embrace as his girlfriend accepts his marriage proposal

Nick wanted to work with a local Key West photographer who could help him plan his proposal and find the best location, so when we discussed the plans and logistics, all details were reviewed and the final decision was made to plan the big moment at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.

Guy and girl hugging after he pops the question
Karrie Porter photography captures the moment she says yes

Hiding behind a Sea Grape bush, I noticed the moment was at hand when Nick held Alyssa's hands and pointed down to a "chance" encounter of a note he had written her (he had in truth dropped it just a moment before when she wasn't looking).  Alyssa read the note and before she realized what was happening, Nick was on one knee, as I captured a rapid series of photos, nearly bumping into a lounging tourist in my excitement.  

Nick and Alyssa enjoy a relaxing moment backlit by the Key West sunshine after he proposed to her
Fort Zachary Taylor has some low hanging palm trees that are great for portraits

Afterward, we spent some time wandering around Fort Zach park so the couple could enjoy their newly-engaged status and grab some romantic photos to remember the day.

A wedding ring balances on a cluster of sea grapes during a Key West engagement portrait shoot
Engaged couple clamber through the tall brush to get a unique perspective of Key West foliage in their Proposal session photos

The session wrapped up with lots of smiles as the couple looked forward to dinner plans later that evening, and planned the list of all their friends and family they would need to share the news with!

Couple pose with the fortress of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park behind them in Key West

See Nick and Alyssa's Sneak Peek Gallery

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