DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON SURPRISE PROPOSAL // VICTORIA + SALDY
Updated: May 2, 2020
Surprise proposals...surprise, well anything, can be so much fun! Am I right? Early March, Saldy and Victoria originally planned a weekend trip to Charleston for a business convention. However, a few days prior to their trip, the convention was canceled due to group gathering restrictions placed by local government officials because of the recent COVID-19 outbreak.
At this time, parks were not closed. So, to capture this memorable moment, we were able to take advantage of one of Charleston's most popular and picturesque spots - White Point Gardens.
Due to the viral outbreak people were not traveling as much, so there were not nearly as many people and tourists walking around the area. This gave Saldy and Victoria more privacy and gave me less hassle dodging "the usual suspects" bombing my photos, haha.
I could see the moment I met these two their excitement, happiness, and overflowing fondness they had for each other. They are both SUCH bubbly and sweet individuals - it is no wonder why they make a perfect match!
As we walked back to the car and were wrapping up the session, we chatted and laughed about all of the hoops poor Saldy had to go through to secretly propose to Victoria. As you can imagine, with restaurants and events being canceled, this was trickier than normal. His original plan was to take her to a fancy restaurant, downtown Charleston. This, of course, would of provided them with a reason to get dressed up and to go out. But literally, the day before his secret mission, local restaurants' businesses came to a complete halt. Because of the new circumstances, Saldy changed his cover story and told her he wanted to take a morning stroll, downtown Charleston, since she had not seen much of it before. I packed my camera and lenses in a big purse (not my usual camera bag) and sat on a park bench. As the time drew near to when Saldy and Victoria were to arrive at the park, I began to pretend to read a book. It was difficult to keep a straight face and not smile as I was "reading my book" because I was SO excited for what was about to happen!
Victoria and Saldy - congratulations, you two! I am so excited for you to start your forever journey together and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you! Thank you for entrusting me to document such a special occasion.
Oh! And by the way, another round of applause, goes to Victoria - she is a nurse working every week on the frontlines of this very scary and deadly virus. Ramsey Yanney Photography, appreciates you, Victoria, and all the nurses, doctors, and staff that are dealing with these life-threatening cases on a daily basis. Your work does not go unnoticed and we would be at a total state of hopelessness if it were not for you. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. We will get through this together!