Archive for Mar 28, 2013

I think out of everything I photograph; weddings, engagements, food, concerts, proposals might be the most exciting and emotionally thrilling thing for me to photograph. Ohhhh! This was so beautiful for me to witness and photograph! Here’s the story
Calvin contacts me and tells me he’s going to propose to his girlfriend. Keep in mind, nobody else knows about this except for his best man, so I already feel special during the first few emails and phone conversations.  The plan was for us to start under the santa monica pier sign and for me to follow them all the way down and under the pier which is where he said he was going to propose to her. Everything went according to plan, he texted me he was at the location, and I followed them like a secret agent/paparazzi during the whole time. I came across two problems,  The first was Calvin got asked to take a photo of a family half way down the bridge and I was by myself at the time with a huge lens, and I had to pretend like I wasn’t following them by being fascinated by the sight of traffic below the bridge. The second was a couple of girls came up to me to ask if I was actual paparazzi, I tried to shoo them away, but they were nosy and stuck around because they realized what was about to happen. Now, remember when I said everything went to plan? Well for the most part it did, Calvin was supposed to stretch his arms before he proposed which was supposed to be his indicator that he was about to go on his knee. Well he totally skipped that part and just started his pre-proposal sweet talk which I found out later on that Tammy remembered none of it. Although I didn’t hear her response, I was pretty sure she said yes because of her body language and HUGE smile on her face.

So enjoy here it is!!!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 1 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 5 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 8 copy Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

 

Calvin Tammy Engagement 11 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 16 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 25 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 28 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 39 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 40 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 55 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 63 copy Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 67 copy Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 75 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 85 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 92 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 112 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 114 copy Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 121 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 123 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 134 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 147 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 152 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 154 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 157 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 159 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 166 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 170 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 174 copy Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

Calvin Tammy Engagement 188 Meet Tammy and Calvin! He proposed, and she said yes!

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I’m going to be at Connie and Mike’s wedding, but not as a photographer, not as a guest, but a grooms…….wait for it….man.

YEAH!!! I’m so excited! Not only do I get to be a groomsmen I get to travel to the bay area for the wedding.

Not only do I get to be a groomsmen, and travel to the bay area for the wedding, I ALSO get to be in choreographed bridal party dance! It’s my dream to be in one of those! I’ve seen so many on youtube and in real life, and now I get to do it. I think my life is now complete.

Connie Mike Portrait 4 Meet Connie and Mike! San Francisco Portrait Session

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Connie Mike Portrait 100 Meet Connie and Mike! San Francisco Portrait Session

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