Cody’s mom contacted me in November when she was tasked with finding the perfect proposal photographer for her son and his girlfriend while they were in Charleston. As I looked at the weekend forecast – another wet one – Cody and I began planning how his secret proposal would go down. He planned to take Kelsie on a bike ride Saturday morning from their hotel (The Vendue) to Waterfront Park and finally to White Point Gardens where I would be waiting. The forecast looked worse and worse so we changed the date to Friday afternoon. I think Cody was relieved to get it over with earlier in their trip so he could relax!
I contacted 2 trusted photographer friends and we hid behind live oaks and tried to blend in with tourists. Right on cue, Cody and Kelsie rode up and strolled through the live oaks to the spot I had marked for him with 2 sticks.
Afterwards they toasted with champagne and we walked around South of Broad and took some engagement photos.
Congrats, Cody + Kelsie!
Special thanks to Rick Dean and Charles Merry for second shooting this happy moment!
Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.