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The Photoshoot That Changed Her Life! Watch Tam’s AMAZING Surprise Proposal for Model Girlfriend Amanda



Amanda_Tam_Surprise Proposal_7th April Photography_BellaNaija_2016_4530Amanda and Tam met through a mutual friend, their relationship has been one discovery after another, they fell in love, became inseparable and now are about to start a beautiful married life together.

Amanda was convinced to attend a photoshoot by her friend, getting all into it she was handed an iPad which she thought was a prop for the shoot but to her surprise it was a cute video of Tam declaring his love for her, “life is made up of moments and I have made lots of moments with you.” – Tam

It was UNFORGETTABLE! Watch all the sweet and tear-eyed moments here –

~ Photography by Leon Photography | 7th April Photography

How We Met
From the Groom-to-be, Michael
I was at a friend’s wedding with Ibitoru and the whole wedding nostalgia was kicking in when I decided to ask her to hook me up, so she showed me her friends picture and I decided to just scroll right – that annoying thing Nigerians always do when you show them a photo on your phone.Amanda_Tam_Surprise Proposal_7th April Photography_BellaNaija_2016_4536 Amanda_Tam_Surprise Proposal_7th April Photography_BellaNaija_2016_4534I was like “this one… whats her story” , So Ibitoru said she was in Lagos at the moment and would let me know when she gets back.
I followed up with my destiny a couple of weeks later, and Ibi had  finally answered me with “oya she’s around” , she called her to meet her up when I was with her, immediately she walked in I was dazed, my heart literally skipped a beat and it just kept on pumping. After the introduction, Ibi and Amanda went into the toilet and the first thing I told my friend that “I’m going to marry this girl”, we started dating soon after and its been one surprise after the other leading up to this moment and more.

Amanda_Tam_Surprise Proposal_Leon Photography_BellaNaija_2016_4546The Proposal

From the Groom-to-be, Michael
Leon was a photographer that she had worked with in the past and I had a meeting with him about my idea for a photoshoot proposal, we started bouncing ideas off each other in the coming weeks and in no time I had to get a whole project team for the perfect proposal the only goal I had in mind was to make somebody cry lol, but seriously our goal was to surprise her with a proposal she deserved.

From the Bride-to-be, Amanda

My friend Debby contacted me about doing a photo shoot for her dresses, she called me up to take measurements and even offered to pay for my hair to throw me off guard lol, she had this beautiful location booked for the shoot.Amanda_Tam_Surprise Proposal_Leon Photography_BellaNaija_2016_4382That morning my fiancé had told me that he would be traveling out of the state for work and I wished him a safe journey. I made my way to my friend’s house after church so we could all head down down to the venue of our shoot. I met one of the photographers 7th April who told me the photo shoot was a wedding themed, we kicked off with love songs playing on the back ground, I was having fun doing my shoot, up until my friend gave me an iPad and said I should watch. In my head I thought I would use the iPad and play with it still for the shoot I was doing lol.

I started watching what was on it, and at first I was confused because I saw my fiancé, saying so many lovey Dovey things and I felt myself crying sheepishly.Amanda_Taml_Surprise Proposal_7th April Photography_BellaNaija_2016_4536At this point I didn’t realize that my family, his family and friends had already come out from their hiding places… I was so focused on listening to every word he was saying that I didn’t even have the time to raise my head, because I was still trying to figure out what was going on. After I watched the video, I was tapped and Debby took the iPad from me and I saw fiancé, the same person that told me he was traveling.Amanda_Tam_Surprise Proposal_Leon Photography_BellaNaija_2016_4395 Amanda_Taml_Surprise Proposal_Leon Photography_BellaNaija_2016_4545He then went on his Knees and he held up a prop in front of me which stated “will you marry me?”, and he popped the question in front of both our family and friends, at that point I  just cried like a baby, I couldn’t just express how I was feeling and he saw I was crying a lot he stood up and said baby please say yes!and so I immediately said yes!!! He was so nervous and I was left overwhelmed because I was shocked.


Photographers: Leon Photography | @leonphotgraphyng | 7th April Photography | @7thaprilphotograohy
Doxa Frederick Events | @doxafrederick_event
Event planners: 
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Satine Couture | @satine_couture


  1. Judith

    July 20, 2016 at 11:55 am

    oh Love please find me oooo

    • Ikido

      July 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Send forth your details and cupid shall find you

  2. Audrey

    July 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Lovely. So much love

  3. Genevieve Fadeh

    July 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    awww my darling Amanda Peterson im so happy for u and Tam u guys deserve each other and even more God bless your union in jesus name. Amen… congrats again Amanda and Tam

  4. bumble bee

    July 20, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Sweet amanda!!! Tam is a lucky man.. from our secondary school days amanda has been one of those people with very cool, calm and sweet disposition.. you can’t help but fall in lovve with her.. congrats

    • Tamanda

      August 20, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Thank u dear

  5. Nola

    July 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Nigerian men sure love their light skinned women

  6. Princess P

    July 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    All the best to the couple

    Love…where are thou? why are you playing hide and seek with me na?

  7. Hordunayor

    July 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I love when the guy goes all the way to surprise there chosen one….. I love the whole concept mahn….. Happy Married life.

    • Tamanda

      August 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Thank u

  8. Ellena

    July 21, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Congrats to thebeautiful pair. I love his concept for the proposal and I wish you both a life time of love and happiness

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