Ok, I know I saw this all the time, but I LOVE my job!
Hank had this crazy idea to hop on a late night flight from New Jersey to Portland so he could surprise his girlfriend while she was training to become a barre instructor. She just thought she’d be here for a few days, hanging out with the girls and learning whatever it is barre instructors need to know. But she was so wrong!
Secretly, Hank had talked to Jess’ best friend back home to help him pick out a fancy outfit for her to wear when he took her out to a nice dinner after she said yes. (Oh shoot, I gave that part away)
He nervously waited just around the corner at Lovejoy Bakers for hours, waiting for her to get out of class. Jess’ trainer was in on it, so she told the girls that they were just going to come out for a group photo. When Jess finally filed out, she couldn’t believe Hank was there waiting. I think the first three words out of her mouth were, “No, no. No!” and then, “You’re not supposed to be here.” Thankfully that wasn’t the answer to his very important question, and as you can see, she enthusiastically accepted!
Then of course, the girls got to ooh and aww over the ring that has been in Hank’s family for generations. They all celebrated with champagne and then we went out into the fantastic Portland rain for a few lovey dovey pictures.
I’m so happy for Hank and Jess and so glad that I got to be a part of it!
Special thanks to Kaia for helping me capture the whole thing!