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From London to Santa Monica: A Beachside Proposal

Jack first contacted me by email. He was taking his girlfriend, Maddy, to Los Angeles on holiday and wanted to propose. He wanted to make sure it was caught on camera.

Over the course of the following 4 weeks, a lot of planning took place. An 8 girl Acappella group was added to the mix, as well as a plan to incorporate myself, them, and Jack & Maddy, in a way to make this an unforgettable moment in the lives of everyone involved. But especially for Jack and Maddy.

Watch it all unfold, beginning AFTER the point at which Jack and Maddy “randomly” walk by our singing group being filmed by yours truly just off the Bike Path on the Santa Monica boardwalk. The plan started with me pretending to need “real couples” to take part in the music video we were filming.

Maddy thought they were just stopping to take pictures of the beautiful sunset, and when I asked them to participate in the video, her first response was, yeah sure, “if you wouldn’t mind if we took some pics of the sunset first.” I offered up a trade. Sunset pics for their participation. Snapped some pics of them… and then this happened…

Hope you had kleenexes nearby…

And We’re Off…

I’m headed to the airport for my first European weddings! (Well, as soon as I write this and get a quick shower that is!) One in Seville, Spain on June 16th, and the other in Mykonos, Greece on June 27th! (Yes that’s a Wednesday!) Gonna be an adventure!

I’m very excited and I will try my best to take some great video and snapshots along the way to share!
See you in July!

Proposal Idea of the Week: Travel!

Take your girlfriend or boyfriend to a place you have never been. A place where you have both dreamed about, or at least, talked about visiting before. A beautiful country or a winter cabin… Just make it somewhere memorable and special.

As I have started to explore parts of the world I never thought I would growing up, I realize how eye opening, and enlightening it can be. And while pictures do their part in preserving memories, nothing could top a proper proposal (hmmm, say that 3 times fast)… at a destination you’ll already never forget.

So pick a place. A place she’s dreamed of visiting.
Pick a date. A date where the excuse for going is believable, and a proposal is not so easily expected or detected.

Pick a ring. A ring she will love. 😉

Book it.
Plan for it. Plan the details for the night you’ll propose.

A limo? A ferry ride? A rooftop restaurant overlooking Paris?

Make it all happen… and when the time comes…
get down On Bended Knee…

And try to make sure someone is warned and armed with a camera to snap a few pictures of that moment. There will be very few in your lifetime more worthwhile of the click of a camera.