Hawaii Surprise Proposal: Ko'olau Mountains with Robert & Sitar
After the weeks of planning this wonderful surprise, I can say it was an absolute success for Robert and Sitar!
Robert contacted me before he and his fiancé came down to visit the islands and told me that he wanted to arrange a surprise proposal for his girlfriend. After going through different ideas, I thought it'd be best to choose a location that is secluded, but also has amazing scenery. Ho'omaluhia came to mind - the luscious greenland with the majestic Ko'olau mountains in the background created a beautiful, yet intimate setting. My assistant and I waited in anticipation for their arrival at one of the lookout spots. As we pretended to be like tourists with our cameras, I see a vehicle turn up into the parking lot to what would be Robert and Sitar.
While they make their way towards us, I try as best as possible to not make it obvious that I know who they are. While I'm shooting my assistant (pretending), I hear to the right of me Robert telling Sitar to ask me to take a quick photo for them on their phone. I chuckled at her response, because she didn't want to be rude and "bother me" while I was shooting (lol! So sweet). Sitar finally took the liberty of asking me, and as she turned to me and handed her phone, Robert quickly got down on one knee, and as soon as she turned around, this would be the beginning of the rest of their story....to be continued....