Sweet Maternity Shoot Turns Into Surprise Marriage Proposal

These maternity photos could easily double as engagement photos!

Louis and Lorenza met while they were both students at USF Saint Petersburg. They've come a long way since then—and now, the couple is experiencing two major milestones at the same time. 

After years of nurturing their relationship, travelling together and moving in with one another, this couple got a big surprise: In December of 2015, Lorenza found out she was pregnant. "Although we may not have been expecting this surprise, it filled us with excitement and could not wait to meet our little man due in August," Lorenza wrote of the revelation.

Maternity Shoot Marriage Proposal Kevin Cucci

But as it turns out, there was another big surprise in store for Lorenza. It came when the couple's friends decided to plan a maternity shoot for Lorenza and Louis, who happily accepted and decided to plan the shoot for May 7. Lorenza was 25 weeks pregnant at the time and decided to use the photos for her baby shower. 

Maternity Shoot Marriage Proposal Kevin Cucci

Once the shoot began, the couple's photographer, Kevin Cucci of Art C Images Photography, had them pose with their backs to each other—when it happened: Louis proposed to Lorenza right there and then.

Maternity Shoot Marriage Proposal Kevin Cucci

"I couldn't even begin to imagine how perfect this whole moment was really about to be," Lorenza said. "As I turned around, I looked at Louis and then I noticed it. There was a ring in his hand and he got down on one knee. I started crying, shaking, trying so hard to concentrate on what he was saying, but all I could think about was that this was it! The love of my life, the father of my child, was asking me to marry him and I couldn't wait to say YES!"

Maternity Shoot Marriage Proposal Kevin Cucci

We love the fact that these sweet shots are maternity photos, proposal photos and engagement photos all in one! 

You can watch the whole thing in live action here: