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Aaron & Dana’s Proposal | Annapolis, Maryland






There are those days in a person’s life that change everything. Those moments when someone in love takes a chance, asks for another’s hand in marriage, and embarks on a new and exciting journey. When Sarah Campbell-Angers, owner of of Intrigue Design and Historic Events, asked me if I was available to photograph a proposal at the William Paca House in Annapolis – my heart skipped a beat! And then, when my good friend Katie Yuen mentioned that she would be in Annapolis to second shoot, I realized that everything was falling into place for a truly spectacular day.

After dating for over five years, Aaron was ready to make the love of his life, Dana, his bride to be! And after finding one of the most beautiful diamond rings that I’ve ever seen – he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. There were tears, smiles, and a few moments of overwhelming emotion… The rest, as you will see, is history!

“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” -Robert Browning

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Congratulations Aaron and Dana! Thank you for having me to document this truly unforgettable moment in your lives! I am so excited for both of you!

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  1. Krista A. Jones

    April 10th, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Oh my gosh Natalie, these photos are adorable! How amazing is it that you were there to capture such an incredible moment! Congratulations Aaron and Dana! 🙂

  2. Stephen

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Awesomeness. I haven’t shot one of these in years and I’m so jealous! Great captures.

  3. Max

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Wow, its super cool to be able to do this!!!
    And the pictures are really nice!

  4. Chris

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Nothing better than the opportunity to be there to photograph the real thing!

  5. Abby Grace

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    What a sweet, sweet couple! They look so happy together! Great job, girl- I know they’ll treasure these photos for years and years to come.

  6. Katelyn James

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    SO PRECIOUS!!!!!!! They look like such a fun couple!! 🙂

  7. Katie

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Such great shots! What an awesome moment to capture! Love this couple – so cute!!!

  8. Wendy {Weswen Design}

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    So sweet. And that ring! Wow 🙂

  9. Brittany Kelland

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    TOTALLY a tear jerker! This is so so sweet! Amazing moment and photos!

  10. katie yuen

    April 10th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    eeeeeh! so much adrenaline pumping waiting for him to do it! I had an amazing time shooting this with you, and I’m so happy for the ADORABLE couple!!!! xox

  11. Malia {Something Navy}

    April 10th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I love these! Great job, I love it 🙂

  12. Erin Lassahn

    April 10th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    What an adorable couple! Great job on the stealth photography, they will certainly cherish these photos for a long time!!!!!

  13. Kate - Modernly Wed

    April 10th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    This is fabulous! You did a great job capturing the emotion of the moment…the couple will treasure these images forever.

  14. Heather

    April 10th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    This is SO SO precious. I love it!!

  15. Caroline R

    April 10th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    ADORABLE!! you captured it so perfectly, natalie! so sweet!!!

  16. /mariahedengren

    April 10th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Love loe love love proposal sessions! Awesome that image of the bride with cell phone. I wonder who she called 🙂

  17. Gavin Farrington

    April 10th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Great moments, Natalie. Love her reaction!

  18. michelle

    April 10th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    oh gosh he is so sweet! beautiful x

  19. Aaron & Dana

    April 10th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you everyone for your kind words and wishes. A special thanks to Natalie for sharing your amazing gift with us on a truly memorable day!

  20. Michele

    April 10th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Beautiful pictures Natalie!! What a special moment in such a sweet couple’s lives!

  21. Leah Muse

    April 10th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Absolutely love that you were there to capture this! So beautiful.

  22. Kellee Walsh

    April 11th, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Perfect Natalie! I love the phone call shot 🙂

  23. Sarah

    April 11th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Oh that is so sweet! I got chills at the photo with her hand over her mouth when he’s down on one knee.

  24. Amber Wilkie

    April 11th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I love it, Natalie! They look so happy!

  25. nadine

    April 11th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Awwww… congratulations to them and it’s so awesome that they have someone like you to document the proposal!

  26. Zak

    April 11th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Amazing moments captured! Beautiful work Natalie!

  27. Kyle

    April 11th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Not gonna lie, I teared up 🙂

  28. Jody

    April 12th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Oh, these always make me cry! They are the cutest couple and they are both look SO happy. Beautiful job!

  29. Sarah

    April 12th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I got a little teary eyed seeing these pics! Congrats Dana and Aaron!

  30. Fotos Boda Valencia

    April 19th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    So romantic pictures, like a real papparazzi.

  31. Derek

    April 20th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    So cute!!! Awesome job Natalie.

  32. christina

    April 26th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    That gave me butterflies.

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    December 31st, 2012 at 7:44 am

    […] for Lilly Pulitzer, capturing an engagement session in Redskins Stadium, documenting a Surprise Proposal and shooting weddings for over twenty amazing […]

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    June 23rd, 2014 at 7:24 am

    […] when Aaron got down on one knee and asked Dana to be his wife. I was lucky enough to capture their emotional proposal! Just wait, you’re going to fall in love with these two and their beautiful wedding […]

  35. Dana & Aaron’s Wedding

    June 26th, 2014 at 7:50 am

    […] House in downtown Annapolis. Little did she know that there was a diamond ring in his pocket and a photographer awaiting her reaction. With tears in her eyes she cheered “Yes!” as Aaron got down on one knee and asked her […]

  36. Kareem company

    June 9th, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Awesome collection!

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