I was super excited to photograph Jennifer and Jeff’s Reeds Beach surprise proposal! Jeff contacted me to photograph this proposal because he’d known that Jennifer was an avid stalker of my work (aww!). Jeff went through a lot of planning to make this totally perfect. He started  by creating a scrapbook of all their special together moments. Then he set up a small canopy on the beach, and put on a suit, even in the summer heat. As an added bonus (which he claims he had nothing to do with) Jennifer opened a fortune cookie a mere week before that told her, “It would be in your best interest if you accepted your next proposal!” Of course, not missing an opportunity, Jeff kept the fortune and made it the very last page of the scrapbook.

Jennifer has two daughters, so Jeff made sure to keep them and both families in on the surprise. After he got down on one knee and proposed, he sealed the deal with mini “engagement rings” for her two girls, as a token of his love for them! A little champagne, a couple photos with the whole family, and some stunning images of Jeff and Jennifer as the sun set, and we were all done. Now we prep for the wedding! So glad I got to be part of such a special moment in their lives!

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Jennifer and Jeff get engaged at Reeds Beach. Photographed by Gerard Tomko Photography Gerard Tomko, Philly wedding photographer, captures a Reeds Beach surprise proposal.

Jennifer and Jeff get engaged at Reeds Beach. Photographed by Gerard Tomko Photography Gerard Tomko, Philly wedding photographer, captures a surprise proposal at Reeds Beach. Jennifer and Jeff get engaged at Reeds Beach. Photographed by Gerard Tomko Photography