Watch: Man uses family Christmas photo session to pull off surprise proposal

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With some help from his girlfriend’s family and a few props, one man turned a Christmas photo shoot into a special surprise proposal for his bride-to-be.

Tyne Owen orchestrated a beautiful and unsuspected proposal for his girlfriend, Jamie, by organizing a photo shoot where her family would wear lettered shirts which spelled out “Merry Xmas.” Without her realizing what was going on, he had the photographer strategically place her in front of the group and during a second picture, had a few family members swap places while pulling out some hidden props, spelling out the phrase “Marry Me.”

Jamie remained clueless until she looked at the photos on the back of the camera right after the shoot. Once she turned around, Tyne was next to her holding a ring.

The video was posted on YouTube, and has so far gotten over 400,000 views.

Watch it all unfold in the video player above.