We're huge suckers for surprise proposals! So when Tara Arseven Photography shared Leslie and Mel's beautifully orchestrated production of a surprise proposal, we squealed, happy cried, and everything in between. It starts with a seemingly innocent mother/daughter photoshoot and…We'll let Tara describe it for your herself.

Leslie gave Mel a “gift” of a mother/daughter weekend at their favorite vacation spot at Broken Bow in Oklahoma. Mel was so hyped to spend a weekend at the cabins with her daughter Kelsey who lives in LA, as they hadn’t seen each other for a long time due to Covid.

My job as “the family photographer” was to start the session at Mel and Kelsey’s cabin, do the “mother/daughter session” and then find a way to lure Mel to the cabin where everyone was hiding for the surprise proposal. 

Tara Arseven Photography

Ready to see how Tara helped pull off this epic surprise proposal?

Let's start with Kelsey and Mel's mother/daughter photoshoot!

Just look at how much fun these two are having! And Mel doesn't suspect a thing!

Phase 2 of the surprise proposal: Kelsey brings her mom to a cabin where her loved ones are hiding out!

Now the moment we've all been waiting for: Leslie's surprise proposal!

Mel's reaction to the ring is so endearing!

Now off to the surprise proposal party!

Who doesn't love sweet matching t-shirts to top off this surprise proposal?

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Comments on Try not to cry at this surprise proposal

  1. Oh my goodness, so perfect and sweet!!! I hope these two share their wedding on here, I have a feeling it’s going to be pretty amazing.

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