The proposal: A ring has been purchased. A plan is in place. The question that every girl dreams of comes rolling off the tongue of the man of her dreams. “Will You Marry Me?” Lots of hugs and a big YES! Then it is over. THAT quick. So the real question is why wouldn’t you want that photographed? A memory to cherish for the rest of your lives.
I had the joy of 2nd shooting for the talented Liesl Diesel on a proposal shoot at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. You can see more of her point of view here. Besides the obvious of photographing such a momentous event in someone’s life, it is so neat to see how much goes into asking this life changing question. Dev planned a whole plot to get his then girlfriend to spend the day with her friends and ”meet up” at the observatory before dinner. He had rose petals, champagne and an area blocked off from the public for this big moment. AND he hired an amazing dynamic duo to document it happen. My job was to be the fly on the wall. Be as out of site as possible, so I played tourist. I snapped city photos and tried my darnest from shedding any tears. Freaking hopeless romantic.
So anyways. Here was the view from the fly on the wall from the sweetest proposal overlooking Griffith Park and Los Angeles.
The anxiety over Trish’s arrival gave Dev time to practice….
Even the rose petal helper got a little carried away.
Hi Liesl! She is ready to shoot you…..with her cameras that is. 🙂
Dev says ”No, stop throwing flowers already” haha.
The moment is here. Trish arrives.
I like this one with Liesl in the frame. To show you how amazing it is to have multiple angles.
While she gets a close up of the action, I get a wide angle with the park and city in the background.
While Liesl finished up some portraits at the Griffith Observatory, I braved LA traffic to rush over to the restaurant Dev had all their close friends and family waiting to celebrate.
As you can see, Trish was pretty shocked. Again. Mission accomplished.