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Surprise Proposal At Bochard Farms | Melissa & Jessica

pumpkin themed Surprise Proposal At Bochard Farms by film photographer AGS Photo Art

When Melissa reached out to me about photographing her heartfelt surprise proposal at Bochard Farms to her dear partner, Jessica, I couldn’t have been more delighted! This local pumpkin patch (also known as Ed Borchard & Sons), is Jessica’s favorite- there couldn’t be a more perfect proposal spot for these two! Orange you pumped for this love story? I know I am- read on for this truly sweet and captivating session!

What Do You Love Most About Your Partner?

couple and daughter at the foot of a pumpkin pile for the women's surprise proposal by film photographer AGS Photo Art

“One of the many things that I love about Jessica is that she’s so supportive of my goals and dreams. She was supportive of me getting mental help when I was really struggling… really, there are many things that I love about my partner- I can’t just pick one thing! But I picked this location because Jessica made it a tradition to take her daughter, Katherine, to this pumpkin patch every year. She loves going to this one because they always have a pumpkin that has Katherine’s name on it. I knew this was something I wanted to do from the very beginning. It just feels right! It was just a feeling I got every time I look at her. When I look at Jessica, I see us creating a life together and always being there for one another.” – Melissa

portraits of the couple and daughter sitting on pumpkins at Bochard Farms by film photographer AGS Photo Art
woman on one knee proposing in front of a pumpkin mountain to her fiancée with her daughter present

Bochard Farms Surprise Proposal

daughter hand in hand with her two moms at Bochard Farms celebrating their surprise proposal

It’s so touching to me that Melissa fine-tuned her surprise proposal at Bochard Farms to include her daughter-in-law, Katherine! In fact, I learned that Bochard Farms always has a “Katherine” pumpkin because the current owner, Tom Borchard’s wife is also named Katherine! They have really fun looking animal attractions, corn mazes, a ghost town, and even a haunted barn! I love seeing otherwise separate stories unknowingly intertwine with others. Bochard Farms was so kind in letting us photograph this amazing day. They even made a special pumpkin with “will you marry me, Jessica?” etched into it. It was absolutely darling! I love photographing precious details like these!

photograph of pumpkin that reads "will you marry me, Jessica?"; surprise proposal portrait of the couple smiling and embracing at Bochard Farms by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Bochard Farms’ Lovely Details

couple and daughter playing at the foot of a pumpkin mountain at Bochard Farms during their proposal

These two have been together for nine months and counting. They both work as literacy tutors that help students that struggle with reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency. It goes to show that this surprise proposal at the pumpkin patch is as sweet as Melissa and Jessica! The ring is a stunning bridal set with a black diamond. You can really tell Melissa did her research when it came to making sure everything about her surprise proposal at Bochard Farms was tailored to Jessica and Katherine- warms my heart!

close up photo of a black diamond engagement ring; women's hands intertwined over a pumpkin that reads "will you marry me, Jessica?", one woman's hand has an engagement ring on it

Afterward, we took some wonderful couples portraits and did a family session too! It was such a joy as a local Monterey photographer to capture this surprise proposal at Bochard Farms. If you’re planning a surprise proposal yourself, contact me here, and let’s make it happen together!

Bochard Farm portraits of the couple in each other's arms and smiling at the camera by film photographer AGS Photo Art

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