Gillian loves to take pictures, so she convinced her boyfriend Prince to do a photoshoot with her.
Little did she know, Prince reached out to their photographer Mandy O. Photography to set up the perfect proposal. Gillian shares, “Mandy made me believe she wanted a portfolio and documentary for her photography business so we should include formal outfits during her session. While posing for the shoot, Mandy directed me to look at Prince who was behind me, only for me to see him on one knee with a rose and a ring.”
See the moment of Prince’s beautiful proposal and all of their gorgeous engagement photos below.
- Full names of couple: Gillian Kpodjie and Prince Agyeman
- Occupations: Prince is a software Engineer and Gillian a project manager
- Wedding date: 2021
- Wedding location: Oregon, USA
- Location of Engagement shoot: San Francisco
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal.
We heard of each other through a mutual friend, but we never met or spoke till we met at a Ghana Independence Day event, unplanned. Funny thing is, I almost didn’t go because I didn’t know anyone who was attending the event. I decided to invite a friend who had a wedding on that day. However, she canceled it in order to attend the event with me.
Coincidentally, that was where Prince and I met for the first time and my friend also met her partner who she is married to. I think that event was meant to be 😃
A photoshoot was something neither of us had ever done before. As someone who enjoys taking pictures to create new memories and reminisce, I told Prince we should have a photoshoot, to which he agreed. We decided to reach out to Mandy O. Photography, a friend of mine to capture our photos. Once Mandy agreed to do the shoot, Prince apparently reached out to her directly to inform her of his plans to propose to me during the photo shoot. His plan was to have Mandy tell me about the photoshoot process while he pretends not to be too involved with it in order to sway me from his hidden agenda.
Mandy made me believe she wanted a portfolio and documentary for her photography business so we should include formal outfits during her session. She also informed me she will be directing us and will get petals for a romantic ambiance (little did I know it was for the proposal 😃) While posing for the shoot, Mandy directed me to look at Prince who was behind me, only for me to see him on one knee with a rose and a ring. It was perfect and of course I said YES! ❤️
Kudos to them but I doubt they will get me next time😆
Describe your engagement session.
Well, our regular photoshoot turned out to be our engagement session because that was the day of the proposal. It was a casual and formal session while taking pictures at tourist sites in San Francisco.
What did you do on your first date?
We went to a Brazilian restaurant in Portland, Oregon.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
We love to travel, try new restaurants and watch movies together.
How has wedding planning been so far?
Due to COVID-19, we have decided to start planning our wedding early next year. However, I am putting my thoughts together for our theme, wedding size, vendors, etc.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
Having a great time with family and friends.
- Photography: Mandy O. Photography
- MUA: @Ohgee_glam