A Shocking Proposal At Mill Race Village | Northville Michigan Engagement

October 19, 2018

Meet David and Angela, the sweetest couple in all the land!

After weeks of planning this surprise with David, I couldn’t have been happier to be a part of their Proposal at Millrace Village of Northville.

David contacted me a few months back about documenting his proposal to Angela. After the hoops of getting a permit to shoot at Mill Race Village, and good ole Michigan Octobers never knowing if it’d be 90 and sunny or 30 and rainy (and after rescheduling a few times) the day had finally come for David to propose to Angela.

They both love caricature and have always wanted to start a collection of them, since their first one at Cedar Point. (that was terrible, David claims).

David hired a local caricature Artist and planned the perfect surprise proposal for his bride to be.


This caricature artist was “needing models for a school project to draw”, and “happened” to find David and Angela in the parking lot, and asked if he could draw them. Not expecting anything at this point, yours truly was plotting the perfect scheme of being no-showed by my clients and wanted to come alongside and watch the artist draw them. A plan David and I didn’t agree on, but I had to chip in to make sure this was truly a surprise for Angela. At one point after he popped the question, David even said he honestly thought I was being no-showed and was the wrong photographer! “Does she know it’s me?” he thought to himself… Maybe I missed my calling as an actress 😉

The artist that was drawing them, was actually drawing David on one knee, to Angela’s surprise! It was the sweetest moment as the caricature artist revealed his painting to them, David got down on one knee, and asked Angela to spend forever with him! This was not only the start of their caricature painting collection together, but a lifetime of surprises and adventure as Angela said a resounding, “YES!”

David, KUDDOS FOR HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER to document these moments, and wishing you and Angela nothing but the best in the coming weeks and months of planning your dream wedding, and the rest of your lives together! (I hope to be there ;))

blessings, dayna mae

    1 comment

  • Lindsay
    October 19, 2018

    This was soo sweet! Such a great idea!
    They’re so cute! Beautiful portraits!!
    A memory for a lifetime!

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