Michelle is a hair and makeup artist specializing in special effects makeup, and Rick is a body building model and actor. We wanted to put a twist on the traditional “get down on one knee” engagement for those of a more off-beat vibe. Michelle styled herself in a white top with a ruffled collar to give a nod to weddings and Rick wore a vintage sweater with visible tattoos to give an alternative aesthetic. We put the ring designed by Olive and Indio on a hand crafted necklace in the tree to create an unexpected surprise. We timed the shoot for golden hour to heighten the alternative styling.