On July 20, 2017 I met Rachel and Scott, her mom and their son at the Old Lighthouse Beach in Buxton to capture their wedding day on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The couple eloped to the island for a romantic wedding getaway. We had a perfect island sunset skyline as the sun went down behind the dunes. Jace was adorable and full of smiles.
Rachel and Scott met in 2013. Rachel was about to graduate college and was working at a local bar nearby. One night, Scott and his Army buddies came into the bar and Rachel said her life has never been the same since. That evening Scott told his Army friends “watch, I’m going to marry that girl.” A few months went by and the two were simply inseparable. At the end of the summer, they packed up and moved to Maine.
In 2016, their son Jace Belden Proudman was born and has been the absolute light of their lives ever since. Rachel said “I honestly didn’t think life could get any better than it already was until a month ago (June 2017)”, when Scott confessed his plan for an engagement on the island during their family vacation. Scott said “I wanted to propose to you in your favorite place on earth, but instead, I want you to become my wife in your favorite place on earth”. ❤️
The spontaneity embodies their entire relationship and there was no question they would elope to Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Rachel said she normally would never admit that Scott was right, however four years ago on the night they met, Scott was absolutely right and she wouldn’t want it any other way. Please scroll down for a few romantic frames with Scott and Rachel and their family.