My job is pretty awesome. Sometimes I photograph moments that are going to be remembered forever – and sometimes that moment is pretty incredible. Shelbie and Raider were in town for the weekend, house shopping, and hoping to plan a future life together in Wilmington. But little did Shelbie know, Raider had a little more up his sleeve. He enlisted the help of her best friend, who just so happens to be a wedding planner from out of state, and she pulled off some surprise magic at Wrightsville Beach. They had their 3 best friends all fly in from separate states across the country as an added surprise, too. This was hands down the best reaction I’ve ever seen, Shelbie literally fell to the ground in shock, and their love was SO INTENSE, like, we all felt it. Getting to be part of proposals and moments like this that they’ll never forget, I feel like the luckiest person. Can’t wait until you guys are Wilmington residents! You’re going to LOVE it here!

Photographer: Lightbloom Photography
Planning & Design: The Dusty Rose Co.
Rentals: White Birch Rentals