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This post is about 2 months overdue, but I knew if anyone would understand that, it’s couples planning their wedding (who are also reading this blog!), so thank you for your patience! A little bit of a personal post!

I’M ENGAGED! 

proposal in Iceland at Skogafoss waterfall by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason

That still feels incredible to say. It is absolutely insane (and awesome) that my awesome fiancé Sara said YES to this crazy bearded guy. It’s an honor to get to experience what my awesome clients experience each time I work with them. 

But Adam “How did you do it?”. That’s a great question! The best thing for you to do is WATCH THE PROPOSAL VIDEO I made. It features me crying, awesome Iceland drone shots, and everything in the epic moment of asking Sara to marry me. 

More of a reader than a watcher? I get that. Read below:

The short answer is that we were in Iceland with some friends while I was shooting Instagram photos for a car rental company. Having been to Iceland twice before without Sara, I wanted to show her this incredible country filled with a landscape that I believe changes who you are. 

She was able to take the trip with me this time and we made our way via Wow Airlines to spend about 4 days in Iceland. We landed, got our car, and drove around the entire country of Iceland in less than 3 days. 

You sure you don’t want to watch the video? ? 

Before the end of our trip, we stopped at my favorite waterfall in Iceland, Skogafoss. The weather had been traditionally Icelandic that day in that it was gray, rainy, windy, and pretty cold. Not exactly gorgeous Iceland proposal material! But the weather cleared up right as we arrived at Skogafoss and Sara and I walked around enjoying the unique nature and recapping the day. 

I asked her to stand for a “real photo” (any photo we take with my camera as opposed to my iPhone), which we had done before at other fun times in our relationship like Valentine’s Day, attending an engagement party in DC, and visiting my home state of Delaware. Luckily, she wasn’t weirded out and didn’t think anything of it. 

I was having a terrible time setting up my cameras. I was nervous and wanted to make sure the photos took, we’re authentic, and in focus. I was also nervous the weather would start up again and my cameras would be soaked. 

Luckily, I figured out my camera’s intervalometer (it’s a setting I never use at weddings) and had it start taking images of Sara where she was standing. I walked over to her and quickly made the decision I wouldn’t say anything. Every gentle and loving thing I feel about Sara quickly left my brain for the sole act of proposing and asking her the only 4 words on my mind at the time. I hugged her and let the camera take a few of us just standing, but then I said something that will forever be a memory in our relationship:

“I have something for you”

I don’t know why I said that, or why I didn’t think of anything more romantic to say. I guess I was thinking more so that her ring, was exactly that: a gift, something for her. To this date, the biggest, most expensive (thanks Na Hoku Jewelers! 😉 ) and our most precious gift we’ve shared as a couple. 

As I finished that phrase, I got down on my knee, taking the uncomfortable ring box from my back pocket (I’m so glad she didn’t notice!) and asked her

“Will you marry me?”

She said yes! Then we did what Sara and I basically do every time something awesome in our relationship happens or if a great movie moves us, or if one of our friends is going through a tough time do: we cried, we hugged, we cried a LOT more, and I prayed we’d cherish this moment forever. 

Later on we called our respective parents and close friends, made the basic update on Facebook which got SO MUCH LOVE (thank you!). We have never felt more loved or more connected to each other our the people that love and support us. 

I could say more, but really, please, go and watch the video!

proposal in Iceland at Skogafoss waterfall by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason
We could not stop crying! Hahahaha!
proposal in Iceland at Skogafoss waterfall by Washington DC Wedding Photographer Adam Mason

Terrible, wet, tear-filled but epic background-engaged in Iceland photo

Seriously, thanks to everyone who showed us love. Our Facebook photo got over 1200 likes, our video got over 11,000 views. This is insane. Sara always gets mad at me because it’s hard for me to know I’m loved, and this was definitely a reminder.

Comments

Mehmet Özmelioğlu waterfalls!

Congratulations Adam and Sara! We wish you all the best.

So very happy for you Adam and Sarah!

Yay yay yay yay! So happy for you! Marriage is just the best.

Awwwwwww yeah! Congratulations you two!!

So So happy for you both. What a great story for the grandkids

🙂 Thank you! We are so excited. Look forward to you meeting Adam!

Congrats Adam! I’m so happy for you both!!!

Congrats! Can’t wait to see you shoot your own wedding!

Lola! Thank you so much! Hope you’re well

Thanks Heidi!!!! Fun times ahead!

Thanks Heather!!! Also, remember when we sang karaoke at Ugly Mug? Hahaha!

Awwwww, sooo happy finallyyyyy Saraiii!!!! Smooth Adam!!! congratulations!!!! Beauiful waterfall.

Awesome! Where are you headed?

On my out of town, see you Sept. 6

Adam girl you I’m too old to snap chat. CONGRATS again!!!!

Also, Happy wedding week!! Make sure to Snapchat so I can see the fun!

I can’t like this enough.. they should allow multiple likes!

I think I’ve now said, “I’m so thankful for Michelle’s help” a million times from the day we went to now. Grateful you helped us both!!

Boom! Michelle has known for a long time and didn’t even mention it!!! #bestfriends

Bro! Thanks dude! Hope you’re well!

So happy for you! Happy to be your sister in law soon, Sara!

This is amazing! Congrats! I was in Iceland in May with my husband and it changed my life forever! <3

Knew it! I was waiting for this! Congratulations!!

Congrats!!! I was wondering when this would happen is it possible to take your own wedding photos?

Going to try!!! Jk jk. No plans yet of course. Gotta shoot your wedding first! 🙂

Stop it, that’s my dream!!! I love Iceland!!

Let me know and I’ll be there when it happens 😀 I love Iceland too!

Congrats homie! Happy for you.

Thanks dude! Looking forward to being housemates soon! :D:D:D:D

Omg this is AMAZING!!!!! What an amazing job!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!! Being married is the best feeling in the world!!!!! ☀️ what waterfall is this? I want to travel to Iceland in 2018!

Skogafoss! It’s one of my favorites!

Adam Mason he’s bored as hell – but heck on a deployment I think that’s good thing, considering the alternatives!
We are both super excited for you! ?

Thanks Jennifer! How’s Juan? Hope you’re well!

Congratulations to you both! What a lovely moment!

Thanks dude!!! Will you sing at our wedding?

Oh wait, wrong James Taylor 😉 You can commentate it though on our livestream! 😀

OMG Adam, congrats to you and Sara!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️☺️

Oh my gosh, this is so exciting! CONGRATS! 🙂 What an incredible place to propose!

Adam this is awesome. Congrats dude.

Rashad! I love Facebook! Thanks so much man! Hope you’re well!

Wow!!! So happy for you two!!!!

Yay!!!!!! Congratulations to you both!!!

Thanks Samantha! More importantly though, lets shoot your wedding! 😉

WAHOO!!!! So excited for you!

BOOMSAUCE! :D:D:D:D Thanks Rachel 🙂

Congrats!!! 🙂 and obviously a thumbs up for your choice of spots to propose… 😉

Was waiting for this, congrats! What waterfall is that?! I’m taking notes

Thanks Teri! We were with your friend Becca!

Thanks dude!!! Also good seeing you at Lincoln Park. Haha!

Amaaazing!!! Congrats, Adam!!!!

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Dude, you rockin some Arc’teryx??

You bet!! My favorite jacket hahaha.

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Pedro Rubio did call it at one of the Danny Langley cookouts :). So happy for you guys! Congratulations!!

Hahaha it wasn’t that difficult 😉

Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! Congrats Adam!!!

Congratulations!!! What an incredible location for a proposal too!

Congratulations! So beautiful!

Congrats Adam!! So happy for you!

Y’all are adorable and I’m so so happy for you both!

Congratulations! and I think I called this 😀

Haha congrats Adam and Sarah. Been waiting for this pic. Awesome.

Thanks dude! Appreciate it a lot 🙂

Congrats so happy for you both!!

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But who’s going to take YOUR wedding pictures? :p

Congrats Adam! Happy for you!

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! So so cool 🙂

Congratulations !! Exciting news !

YES! I knew it! I am so pumped for you!

Yay!!! Congratulations! I just knew you were going to come back engaged. Excited for you both!

I SO knew this was coming! I felt the adorable pun I’m Ring Road and got giddy for you guys. So happy for you!!

What a perfect way to do it and an amazing picture to capture it- congrats you two!

Congrats!!! So excited for you both!!!

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Let me know if you need someone for a photographer, I know a guy.

Awesome!! Congrats to you both!

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, man!

Love it, bro!!! Congrats!!

Yayy! Congratulations Adam! So happy and excited for you!

Wow. Congrats and well done:)

Yay!!!! My heart is soooo happy!!! We’re praying for Gods best for you two!!!!

I am very happy for you guys!❤️

Aww congratulations!!! How exciting!

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! So happy for you guys! YAY Sara!!!! <3 <3 <3

Awe congratulations you guys. I wish you both the best.

Yay!! She said yes!! Congrats you two!

Wooooo!!!!!!!! But who’s gonna shoot the wedding?!?!

Yay congratulations!!!!!!

Beautiful! Congratulations and many blessings leading into your next journey.

I knew it! Congrats Adam!! Super happy for you, dude.

Beautiful!! Congratulations to both of you.

I have a friend you can hire as a photographer who does great work.

Adammason.com

Wait…..crap. Congrats buddy. Happy for you

Awesome Adam! Congrats!! Final someone else will have to frame this wedding for you.

YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!❤️❤️❤️

AHHHHH YAY!!!!! So wonderful to know you and to celebrate with you from afar!! Cheers!

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Congratulations to the both of you. Such a wonderful and exciting time!

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I have been excited for this, for no logical reason, for way too long.
Congratulations you two!

Congratulations my now two loves!

Awe that’s sweet, thank you!

Congrats! And awesome picture!!

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YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

I was waiting for this post! Congratulations!!

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Congratulations Adam!!! So excited for you guys 🙂 Iceland will forever have a special place in your heart !

Congratulations! How beautiful! We wish you all the happiness in the world!

Congratulations!!!! Gorgeous photo. Cant wait to hear about your proposal!

So happy for you two!! Love you, Sara!!!1

Thanks!! Love you!! Aardvark!1

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awwww so romantic! well done Adam!

Congratulations!! What a gorgeous shot!!!

This is just like your first birthday,first christmas,happy-happy-happy!

YAYYYY! Not gonna lie, I had a feeling about this trip. 🙂 Congratulations to you both! Thrilled for you!

Hehe. Very intuitive Lauren! 🙂

I’ve been praying for this day for many years. So happy for you guys.

Thanks brother! A long time coming and a long friendship here!

Congrats to both of you guys!!! So rad!!!

Thanks Dan! Appreciate it! Iceland is waiting for you!

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