She doesn’t like to have her photos taken.
That, my friends, is the first thing Corey told me when he contacted me about shooting his proposal to his girlfriend, Tiffany. He wanted to do a ‘mini’ couples’ session and end with the proposal … all captured in photos. I couldn’t help but think that this MAY not work out so well if she was as adamantly against photos as he said! BUT – I love a good love story and had never captured a proposal before (someone PLEASE call me to shoot their proposal – after this, I’ve decided I LOVE it!) so I happily agreed to help Corey make it happen.
After a horrible weather day that forced him to cancel, we met up … on Christmas Eve in Central Park at the famous Bethesda Fountain. As Corey and Tiffany walked towards me, I forced myself to pull.it.together. I was so worried I’d accidentally say something to give it away and I was so.freaking.nervous. I giggle now thinking that Tiffany must have thought to herself – yikes, this photographer is one nervous nilly!
And so we walked … and took photos … and made jokes; Tiffany teasing she wasn’t ‘locked down yet’ and me making jokes to her to get out while she could. It was exceptionally fun for Corey and I … because, well, we knew what was coming. Enjoy these photos and a tiny glimpse into the start of someone’s every after and always. And Corey and Tiffany – thank you. A millin trillion thank you’s for letting me be a part of something magical. I won’t lie – it really didn’t hit me until after I went home, edited the photos and sat back and looked at them. I still can’t believe I got to be a part of it all. And Corey – your text message brought me to tears. I literally don’t have the words to thank you for what you said.
I won’t narrate all these photos but this spread makes me laugh. While Corey got the ring out of the bag, I told Tiffany I needed to ‘test light’ and asked her to stand there. She was acting silly and I was pretending my camera settings weren’t right. And then Corey pretended his back seized (a chronic issue) … and it all began!