When I first met with Joey, he was a man on a mission with a very romantic plan to propose to his lovely girlfriend Lauren.  I, was intrigued to hear all the details of "Operation Proposal", and very impressed after learning he had saved the bottle of wine they shared on their first date. That same bottle, which he lovingly saved, would help him on this exciting day five years later. A casual walk on the beach near her parents house served as the perfect scenario to stumble upon a bottle with a very special message. 

As you can imagine, trying to "hide" on the beach with a telephoto lens was quite the challenge, but I was determined to capture this special moment for Joey and Lauren.  It was a perfect ending to the beginning of their forever after. Congratulations Joey and Lauren!