“It’s a lot of excitement at once.”
Meet Lorenza Pardo and Louis Bruno.
The Florida-based couple met in college five years ago, and have been together ever since. Pardo is currently 26 weeks pregnant with their first child.
The two recently did a maternity photo shoot, which Pardo’s best friend set up for them.
« [She and her husband] were the first people we told we were pregnant, » Pardo told BuzzFeed News of her friend. « We FaceTimed them right away, I think two days after we found out, before we told anyone else. And her first thing was, we’ll set up your maternity shoot. »
The friend arranged for her brother-in-law, who is a professional photographer, to take the photos for the couple.
But Bruno had bigger plans.
He had snuck an engagement ring to the shoot, and proposed to his unsuspecting girlfriend.
« The photographer had us standing back to back — he said that’s a shot he does with a lot of couples, » Pardo said. « He told me to put my hands on my belly, and then I turned around. I was looking at Louis' face, so I didn’t see the ring at first. »
« Then, when I saw it, I just broke down, » she said.
« I’m an emotional person as is, and especially so with pregnancy hormones, » she said. « I really don’t even know what he said. I was just crying and shaking. »