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Surprise Proposal at The Lost Square

To celebrate their anniversary Genevieve and Trent went to one of their favorite rooftop bars to read letters from one another and watch the sunset. As Genevieve was reading her letter Trent got down on one knee behind her. As she finished her letter she turned toward Trent and gasped with a pretty loud expletive. 

As the shock of the moment wore Trent had more surprises up his sleeve. A group of their friends and family had come out to celebrate with them. 

Congratulations to Trent and Genevieve on their engagement!

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Let's Celebrate

On a normal school day Spencer would already be in class. By now they would’ve already had their morning meeting and probably have sung “Happy Birthday” to him. He would’ve been with his friends bragging about how he’s now 6 years old.

Well today isn’t a normal day, in fact no day is really “normal” right now. Instead of being at school Spence watched the Morning Meeting in his pjs at my desk. Rather than celebrating with friends he’s getting a shrimp dinner and a cake at home.

Gatherings are a little different right now, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still celebrate. Last week I had the honor of photographing an 80th birthday party on a neighbor’s front lawn. It may not have been the kind of party they were expecting, but that didn’t make it any less special.

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Capturing Your Surprise Proposal

I love surprise proposals! Nothing reminds me more of my days as a newspaper photographer than documenting a proposal. From the anticipation, to capturing the decisive moment, it has everything that I loved about being a photojournalist. Plus we get to be a part of one of the most exciting events in a couple’s relationship.

An engagement is an extremely important milestone in your life. It can also be pretty nerve-racking. Believe me, I know from experience.  I had a beautiful speech planned out, but that was not what came out of my mouth. Add to the nerves, the thought of someone hovering around taking photos during this monumental occasion and it can be a little overwhelming. 

Don’t worry, it's possible to document the “big moment” without being obtrusive. Besides, once you get on your knee and the ring comes out she won’t notice anyone else.

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