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July 20, 2022


Surprise Duke Mansion Proposal | Shannen & Ansley 

There is truly nothing I love more than being a part of a couple’s proposal! The planning, the surprise, the joy… all of it makes up some of the best parts of my job. Shannen and Ansley’s surprise Duke Mansion proposal was no exception!! I had the honor of photographing these two as they got engaged. Ansley popped the question in the front gardens of the Duke Mansion this spring. 

Duke Mansion Proposal 

Shannen and Ansley were just taking a walk through the gardens at the mansion (which, by the way, are gorgeous!), when Ansley suddenly stopped. While he held Shannen’s hand and spoke to her, he dropped to one knee to ask the question that would change their lives. Obviously she said yes!! After I moved so that they could see me and congratulated them, we snapped a few portraits around Duke Mansion. This might be one of my favorite moments of surprise proposals because couples get a chance to celebrate being “newly engaged” with me before it all sinks in! The smiles and laughs are always so genuine. After celebrating with me, they headed out to a surprise party Ansley had planned with their family and friends. It was all so sweet!!

Congratulations again, Shannen and Ansley! I hope you have a beautiful engagement together!!! I’m so honored I could be there to capture your surprise Duke Mansion proposal – it was absolutely stunning and so sweet. We’re all so happy for you both! Thank you again for trusting me to capture your special moment, Ansley – I’m stilled just thrilled you reached out to me for this!

See another Duke Mansion proposal HERE! 

PS. If you’re thinking of having your proposal documented, I’ve got a sweet little perk for you! Couples who have me photograph their proposal and then decide to book me for their wedding get their session fee back after booking. I LOVE meeting and welcoming new Morgan Amanda couples to the family that way!! 


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