I get pretty emotional when I recount and look over all the photos from proposals I have been asked to photograph. The play of emotions is evident – from shock, to joy, to crying, to thinking that you ugly cry, to wanting to see the ring, to wanting to only hug each other and take in the moment, etc… and as an emotional person myself, I just love reliving that day for these couples. Proposals have always been fun and risky for me. Outside of trying to keep well-meaning busybodies from trying to “help” capture the moment (I’m looking at you tourist man who got in almost all of my frames), you have to act really nonchalant or like you’re busy doing something else so as not to let the person being proposed to even KNOW that you’re actually shooting them. Which I must do really well for other people to assume I wasn’t hired to shoot the proposal. Once it’s known that I was hired (usually after I’ve hugged the couple and the proposer introduces me to the proposee (I think I just made up those words)) we move into a super cute and easy portrait shoot. Then voila! – you have a gorgeous gallery of one of the best memories of your life.
Josh and I have been closely working together for the month leading up to his proposal to Kimberly, and all of our doubts and fears were for nothing when Kimberly finally said YES! I can’t even begin to tell you how these two amazing people deserve each other. They have been together for over 7 years and it was one of the most emotional proposals I have ever had the opportunity to capture. Thank you Kimberly and Josh for inviting me to celebrate your engagement with you and your friends and family!
Josh sent me a really lovely email after he and Kimberly saw their photo gallery:
Just wanted to extend a huge thank you for all the great work. The photos are breathtaking and literally blew away my expectations. Your talent is well shown in our collection and both of us couldn’t be happier you were there to help capture the moment. Thank you so much for everything including helping me out of a panic lol. Wishing you all the best and we will contact you soon for the wedding!
Josh and Kim
Once again, Thank you Josh and Kim for your sweet words and I hope you enjoy these images for years to come!