Tyler State Park Engagement Session – Sam + Yana

Tell us all about the proposal!
We were vacationing on the southern Italian coast, and on the last day their Sam had booked a ‘boat excursion’ for us that would depart from Positano and take its passengers to and around the island of Capri. I was constantly interrogating Sam about the details of the trip; what, where, when and how. His reply – “it’ll be fine”. Sam’s nerves couldn’t catch a break, the originally planned boat ride had to be postponed due to inclement weather! But finally, the time came for us to board, and little did I know that the boat Sam booked for us was a private speedboat just for the two of us! Yet, I was still completely clueless as to what was about to happen! After being greeted by the kind skipper, he then informed us that we would not be able to make our way to Capri due to the waves and the tide. Nonetheless, he compromised by touring us along the Amalfi coast, which was breathtaking. A sensational 10 minutes into the ride, Sam asked the skipper to take a couple pictures of us, and amidst the 4th photo, Sam ruffled out a ring box that he managed to keep hidden all morning, opened it, and asked me to marry him! I was honestly very surprised, but so overjoyed. I mumbled an immediate “yes” and proceeded to kiss and hug my future husband, right there in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, along the beautiful coast in the summer shimmer. As obvious as it seems now, I was completely oblivious at the time. It was something out of a movie. We then cheered with Italian beer.

Captured by associate photographer Nicole

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