When Nate wrote me, asking if I’d be a super sneaky partner in crime while he proposed to his dear Amanda, I was thrilled. I’ve had the pleasure of watching these two form a friendship, begin dating, and now, enjoy their engagement. Amanda and Nate truly are the kindest people I know. They treat each other the way they treat both friend and stranger, full of warmth and welcome.

As a photographer, I tend to describe my approach as “hands off.” This, of course, works best with people who are cozy and comfortable with one another. I can’t help but to grin ear to ear when I look at these because ALL THEY DID WAS GIGGLE AND HUG! It should be noted that these were taken before they got engaged, so can you imagine the post-proposal glee?! I think these images scratch the surface of the goodness these two share.