Emily & Tyler's Engagement Session {Ottawa Wedding Photographer}


I was making supper one night and from behind, Tyler tapped my shoulder. As I turned around he was on one knee, with a smirk on his face. I was surprised and I gasped! Tyler then joked, “ I just wanted to see what your reaction would be!” To say I was infuriated is an understatement! This became a pretty frequent prank he’d pull. I told him there was no way he’d ever be able to surprise me because he was never serious! Well… did he prove me wrong!

It was February 13th, 2017 and we had the Eastern Ontario Farm Conference the next day in Kingston, needless to say it was going to be an early morning. I’m a fairly sound sleeper and around midnight something woke me up. I could feel Tyler embracing me from behind, but never in my life was I woken up by the rapid thumps I felt on my back! I woke him up and said, “ Are you okay? You’re heart’s racing and you’re shaking. Are you sick?” He answered, “ No I’m fine- go back to bed, we have to wake up soon.”

We went back to sleep and at 4:00am our alarm woke me up. I looked at Tyler and he was wide-awake! For anyone who knows Tyler, he dedicates countless hours working on their farm, hence he usually takes every chance to catch up on sleep. He recognized I had woke up too, and I cuddled up closer to him. Suddenly I was concerned because I could still feel him trembling. Before I could question it, assuming he came down with some flu, he looked at me and said “Emily… will you marry me?” Presuming he was up to his old pranks and it was just another joke, expressionless I answered him, “ Yes, Tyler. I told you I would marry you…”

“No, I’m serious” he told me. Still skeptical, I gave him an ambiguous look and he continued, “ Would you just look at your hand?”

The room was still dark, and I couldn’t see anything. Trying to contain the excitement (incase it was another trick) I nonchalantly felt my left hand, and that’s when I knew it was real. I felt a ring on my left hand that wasn’t there before!

And for those who know me, of course my next words were, “ Did you ask my Dad?!”

His answer was yes, and so was mine!

Turns out he wasn’t sick, just nervous (and stealth!) haha!
— Emily

Congrats again Emily and Tyler!