I received an email from Jon about 6 weeks ago because he was planning to propose to his girlfriend Abby here in Maine and wanted to capture it on camera. I was so excited because I was so touched with all the thoughtful planning he had already put in place. He really wanted to make is special. Jon shared with me that Abby had just graduated from college and after many years of dating they recently moved in together and Jon knew this was the perfect time to get engaged. We chatted back and forth about the perfect location and since he had gone to school at Southern Maine Technical College in South Portland, Williard Beach was the obvious choice for location. It was a beautiful spring night and 85 degrees. Abby and Jon first met when he was 16 and Abby was 14, in their high school math class. Jon was a junior and Abby was a freshman. They have been dating for many years. Jon works hard and often does not have a lot of time off so when he told Abby he would take her to Maine for the weekend she was so excited because he had just taken the weekend off for her graduation the weekend before. Jon told her he wanted to check out the baseball field at SMTC where he use to play and while they were there, Abby mentioned taking a walk on the beach. Perfect, because that was the plan. It was so much fun to watch it unravel. Abby had no idea, and Jon just played it cool. It was so wonderful, and they both could not have been seemed happier!