Will you marry me…?
October 10th, 2010
No, no…not me, I’m married already! But Matt did ask Rachelle that question tonight.
Of course she said, “Yes!” or I probably wouldn’t be posting this, would I?
Matt is this perfectly adorable romantic fellow who literally bumped into me while I was finishing a shoot a month back. He grabbed my card and briefly told me about his plan to photograph his surprise proposal. We set things up and here we are.
Matt’s birthday is today. He had all the bells and whistles planned to look like a lovely evening out celebrating his birthday with his girl. Dinner at a nice restaurant. A moonlit carriage ride. And later dessert at Kaminsky’s where I was waiting for them. Matt had his “question” written out in chocolate on the plate holding Rachelle’s favorite dessert. The whole crew at Kaminsky’s was in on it, making sure they had a table reserved, a spot at the bar for me to get the best photos, and the other patrons conveniently out of the way for a perfect proposal.
Matt immediately dropped to one knee and pulled the ring from his pocket. It was like a perfect date night movie and I had front row seats. And this is the part where Rachelle was so surprised and happy that words wouldn’t come, only tears.Yep, that’s a “yes”! And that’s also a shutter speed of 125, f/1.2 at 6400 iso. It was dark in there. Oh, yeah…this is also where the applause broke out from everyone in the room. See the faces in the window and off to the side? This is where Rachelle remembers that she’s not alone…the whistles and applause brought her back to reality a little.And this is where Matt introduces Rachelle to me…briefly! Because that girl was lost in the moment as she had every right to be. The happy couple got to have their cake and eat it, too. : ) Yes, I’m a cheese ball. These guys left the biggest grin on my face tonight. All the best to you, Matt and Rachelle!!!