Category Archives: Engagement
We photographers get to view a lot of intimate moments for our clients: stolen glances at the altar, the smallest detail of how she wrinkles her nose when she's really laughing, maybe even a little skin in a boudoir session. But in April I photographed a moment I'd only seen once before: a proposal. (The once before was when my own husband flashed that ring.) It was, frankly, nerve-wracking, but in the end really special and a huge honor for me. Emily and Stu: In my opinion, the best option to get your proposal on camera is to do it at the end of a portrait session. She's got a reason to dress up and I've got a reason to be there with a big camera. So I met up with Emily and Stu looking super-dapper and adorable. There were still tons of trees blooming (don't you miss Spring already?) I still believe I more or less got away with this one without arousing suspicion. One secret password of exchange, and Stu was off to do his thing. All these kids started screaming as soon as Stu took a knee, and we went over to say hi after. Congratulations again, you guys! I hope you've been enjoying your engagement!
Jenny and Edmund are getting married next month at the serene and lovely Meadowlark Gardens. But for their engagement session, we wanted to take it to Georgetown to get a city vibe. We were "rained out" (and by rained out, of course I mean the weather turned totally beautiful that evening after dire predictions all week), so a freak cell that popped up as we headed into the city scared us a bit - but it cleared right up just as they arrived. The sun even came out some to play. I really enjoy working in Georgetown. It's got such variety - Key Bridge, canals, graffiti, cutesy cobblestone streets and adorable little alleyways and houses. Jenny told me she learned English partially by watching How I Met Your Mother - hence the yellow umbrella. The more I thought about it, the more difficult that seems - the show is all puns! Some people are cut out for this learning-other-languages thing. Congratulations guys!
Children, never give up on your dreams because you never know when they might come true. One of mine did recently: photograph an engagement session at Dinosaur Land. Jackie wrote me asking if I might "be interested" in photographing her and Mike at the prehistoric forest way out in the country, filled with awesomely campy giant fiberglass dinosaurs from the 60s. Um, shit yes I was. So we made it happen. And it was glorious. Nothing says love quite like a giant bug-eyed octopus. Ok, not gonna lie. This shoot was actually really challenging. It was hard to avoid cheese. So we just pretty much went full-on dorktastic. It was mega-fun. And a few nice ones, gotta do it. The whole place is all dinosaurs except for King Kong, inexplicably towering over everything. Congratulations, guys! Thanks for making my wishes come true!