Surprise proposal photoshoot on San Giorgio Maggiore island, Venice

Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English recording artist of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. She is also a songwriter, painter, and director. "M.I.A." is a play on her own name and a reference to the acronym of Missing in Action. Her compositions combine elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop, and world music. Arulpragasam began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker, and designer in west London before beginning her recording career in 2002. Since rising to prominence in early 2004 for her singles "Sunshowers" and "Galang", charting in the UK and Canada and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize.
Surprise Proposal in Venice

I absolutely adore this proposal session for Kyle and Mary!

During our pre-shoot call with Kyle, he chose the stunning San Giorgio Maggiore island for his surprise proposal.

Since a photoshoot wasn't out of the ordinary for them, we had the perfect opportunity to flawlessly orchestrate everything.

Although the rain started at the beginning of the session, but by the time we got to the island the sun came out in the most dramatic way setting up the mood. I set up my phone on a tripod to get some behind-the-scenes video and asked them to pose for me.

While they hugged each other, I discreetly passed the ring behind Mary's back and snapped a few shots.

Then, I asked them to look at each other, it was a signal for Kyle to start the proposal...

and she said YES!

this photoshoot was taken for Flytographer service