A PROPOSAL in the RAIN on a BIRTHDAY???


This proposal story is overflowing with ROMANCE. Harjot and Gurman met at Douglas College and according to Gurman it was an INSTANT connection with sparks flying!!!


Harjot reached out to me 4 months ago with the idea of proposing to Gurman on September 23. What is so special about that date? It is Harjot's birthday, and he said that the best birthday gift he could ever receive would be the love of his life saying YES to marrying him. How SWEET is that??

Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer

GUYS, take notes for this part!! After Harjot contacted me about the proposal, the next few months were filled with Emails, texts, phone calls, and DMs discussing details and making sure we were on the same page so it was PERFECT. Harjot bought Gurman a dress and heels for the proposal shoot and dropped it off at my house so I could pack it along for her to change into after she said YES to forever. Harjot ALSO bought Gurman a beautiful pair of earrings for her to wear, only after she put on her BEAUTIFUL ring first!!!

Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer

So, here we are a few days away from the BIG PROPOSAL. While Gurman is probably deciding what kind of birthday gift to buy for Harjot, Harjot is heading to Golden Ears North Beach Creek and scouting out the perfect proposal location. Harjot dropped me the location pin, and on the day of the proposal I did a 20 minute nature walk in the POURING rain to find my assigned spot. Now you guys know that Golden Hour is kind of MY THING, but a PROPOSAL IN THE POURING RAIN was NEXT LEVEL in the romance department. Also, the wet weather meant I was the only person in the parking lot, which adds to the romance of a proposal in a secluded forest!!

Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer

You may be thinking that you have seen Harjot and Gurman before. YES YOU HAVE!! Gurman booked me for a dating shoot after 5 months of dating Harjot as a Christmas gift to him. That should tell you a few things right there: they are naturals in front of the camera AND they knew they had something very special from the beginning of their relationship. Below you will see a sweet throwback from the time they were dating on the left, to the day of their engagement on the right. I LOVE seeing couples through their biggest milestones!!!!


This couple is particularly special to me because I have known Gurman since she started working with me at Starbucks. We became close friends and before I knew it she climbed her way up the Starbucks ladder to becoming my Assistant Manager. Gurman's dream is to be the Starbucks CEO of India!

Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer

Guys, if you're thinking of hiring a photographer for your proposal, let this blog post assure you that EMP will do WHATEVER it takes to make your proposal exactly what you hope it will be and MORE.


CONGRATULATIONS Harjot and Gurman!!! I am soooooooo beyond thrilled for you both!!!


VENDOR SHOUT OUT to People’s Jewellers for the stunning ring Harjot picked out.


Don't forget to keep scrolling to see more shots of this incredible proposal!!!

Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer
Esther Moerman Photo Vancouver Engagement Photographer