I was contacted by Miguel regarding a secret surprise engagement proposal he was planning at Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West. Living in Johannesburg we arranged all the details via phone, mail and messages being quite cautious to keep it all under wraps.
Miguel planned a beautiful picnic in the forest at Vergelegen where he would pop the question. Flying down from Johannesburg to Cape Town the morning of the proposal, I met Miguel at the venue to scout hiding places for me and angles etc. just before he had to rush back to the airport to pick up an unsuspecting Leanne who flew down on a later flight.
Needless to say, Miguel was quite nervous for everything to work out as planned. We even joked that if Leanne did not say “yes” then Miguel and I would enjoy the picnic and wine to save some of the days. This was, of course, a most unlikely scenario but it made Miguel laugh and relax slightly.
So with Miguel on his way back from the airport with Leanne under the pretence of going to some corporate function, I took to my position of hiding in the bushes. As they say, the rest is history from the point of their arrival…she naturally said Yes and we finished off with a couple of sessions after their picnic.
As usual some moments from their day.
Miguel and Leanne’s Vergelegen Engagement Photography.