Julie + Chris Surprise Proposal | Calistoga Ranch | Napa Valley

 
A call came in from good friend and fellow photographer, Michelle Walker who referred me to shoot and film this cute couple who were coming from Texas for a surprise proposal.  Kudos to Chris for planning all of this with the help of the good folks at Calistoga Ranch.  Nicole, the operations manager at Calistoga Ranch worked seamlessly with Chris to keep this proposal a surprise for his girlfriend Julie.  I was thrilled to be apart of this exciting and incredibly romantic proposal.  Make sure to watch the video to see what her answer was!
 
From a logistical point of view, I traveled up to Calistoga Ranch not knowing exactly where the proposal would take place and wondered how the heck was I going to film this without them seeing me or my cameras.  Luckily I was able to hide two cameras at opposite ends of the room behind some trees and bushes and had them on remote.  I turned on the cameras before they entered and snuck away and kept my fingers crossed.  I love all the excitement and nervousness that was captured.  I felt very privileged to be apart of this very special moment for them.  Congratulations to Julie and Chris!
 

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Julie + Chris Surprise Proposal, Calistoga Ranch, HD Video from Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema on Vimeo.

Comments
  • Nice work Kevin, and Congratulations Julie and Chris!

    Now it’s GREAT Friaday!

  • Thanks Ron! Such a fun moment to capture!

  • Julie

    Kevin! Thank you so much for capturing this special moment in our lives! We can’t wait to be able to show this to our kids some day!! Chris always tears up when we watch it and get to the proposal part 🙂 I have it on my desktop at work and I seriously watch this at least 3 times a day!! LOVE IT!!

  • Nicole

    Congratulations Julie and Chris! We are so thrilled you shared your special day with us at the Calistoga Ranch. We hope to help you celebrate anniversaries for years to come!