A Romanic Christmas Eve Proposal at Bay Preserve at Osprey

Journal and Imagery by Sarasota Engagement Photographers Popping Champaign Photography

In the heart of Kentucky, amidst rolling hills and country charm, Jared and Reagan had spent two wonderful years of love together. Starting their love story on Halloween and taking a family vacation to Florida for Christmas, Reagan had no idea that Jared had something extraordinary planned for them this Christmas Eve that would etch itself into their story forever...

As Reagan embarked on a beachy Florida vacation with her family, Jared remained behind, entrusted with the care of her beloved dogs. Little did Reagan know, a surprise was quietly unfolding, as Jared planned to transform this holiday into an unforgettable milestone in their love story. He had the perfect plan to preemptively take pictures with her pups and text them to her for her first few days away. Little did she know that Jared orchestrated a plan, leaving her dogs cared for by a trusted friend, so he could book a flight to Florida for a surprise proposal on Christmas Eve!

Crafting a ruse with her family, Jared orchestrated a "lunch" plan, using it as the perfect cover for his grand reveal. As Reagan walked towards the mansion's entrance, she was met with a sight that stole her breath away. Under the embrace of a breathtaking canopy of trees, right before the entrance of the grand historic mansion, Jared walked over to her, radiant with anticipation and excitement. His heart raced as he took in the sheer beauty of the moment – the love of his life standing before him with her eyes already beginning to glisten - she had been anxiously anticipating this moment!

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With trembling hands but unwavering resolve, Jared reached for the wooden ring box in his pocket and dropped to one knee, asking Reagan to be his partner for a lifetime. As the sun filtered through the leaves, Reagan cried tears of joy, and she said "Yes!" Tears mingled with laughter as they sealed their love with tight embraces.

Jared and Reagan's love story added a new chapter as he placed her engagement ring upon her left hand in front of the beautiful lakeside mansion with the leaves rustling above. Jared and Reagan began to celebrate the moment with popping champagne and enjoying the waterfront from the Bay Preserve docks. Christmas Eve will forever hold a special place in their hearts, a day that crowned their love story with an unforgettable, surprise proposal at Bay Preserve at Osprey.

Proposal captured by Sarasota wedding photographers Popping Champaign Photography.


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Zoe did a phenomenal job with our engagement pictures. She helped plan and pick the perfect location, was responsive, and had amazing suggestions. The day of the proposal she pick the perfect angles and walked us through the poses. Our pictures turned out even better than we could have ever hoped for. If you are searching for a photographer we highly recommend Zoe’s Popping Champaign Photography.


Zoe did an amazing job capturing our proposal! She was an absolute dream working with my fiancé to plan our proposal from out of town. From venue recommendations to their photography style, Zoe made our day an absolute dream. I could not recommend Popping Champaign more!



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The couple: JARED & REAGAN


Sarasota Engagement Photographers / Popping Champaign Photography

Sarasota Venue / Bay Preserve at Osprey