Taft + Becky Engagement Session

Holy batman! It’s almost been 2 months since my last update.  But what better time to post since tomorrow is my college roommate and good friend Taft’s wedding?  We did a pre-engagement shoot last year, but we decided to have a engagement shoot as well.

If you know Taft, many of you know that he is the king of corn.  Not everyone can appreciate corny jokes, but I must admit that every once in awhile he comes up with a good one.  With his marriage one day away with a lovely soon to be wife, I look forward to many baby corn in the future!

I won’t be wielding a camera tomorrow since I have the honor of standing.  Now if you’ll excuse me, off to the rehearsal I go!

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Peter & Rachel – The Proposal!

Warning: Large post with many pictures!

Ever since Cassie and I have gotten together, I’ve been getting to know her friends whom she grew up with on the East Coast. Spanning over many years, the friendships are deep, they’re fun, and they really know how to have a good time! =) From this group, I had the privilege of meeting Rachel and her boyfriend, Peter. We went on some double dates and I even did a portrait shoot with them in New York City last summer!

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Fast forward to this past weekend – Peter popping the question!  He’s been planning this proposal for a few weeks and boy did it show from the many extensive emails outlining his plans.  Cassie and I returned to NYC this week so it was a perfect excuse to go on another double date together!  His original idea of us ice skating together in Central Park was ruined by 70 degree spring weather, but we can’t complain about that =)

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Gunny & Lynn: The Proposal!

I got an email early last week that read:

B/c in Genesis 2:18 “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone…” and b/c I believe Lynn’s the most awesome person in this whole wide world, I have decided to propose to her this Thursday!

How exciting!! The proposal itself was a private moment between the two so I don’t have any pictures from that.  (I hear it involved a lot of candles, a teddy bear, and a whole ton of good old fashioned Gunny romance)  But I did get to be part of the surprise party with family and friends later that night at Lynn’s sister’s house!

We ran into a minor hiccup when we first arrived; Gunny emailed us the wrong address!  No one answered the door.  Fortunately for us, directly across the street was a house with a lot of activity going on.  We guessed that was probably the correct house, and we were right!

Now all we had to do was wait in the dark for the couple to arrive so we could surprise Lynn! She came in sporting a beautiful ring on her finger so I assume she said yes. Good job Gunny! The rest of the night was filled with fun & festivities with the great couple.

I did manage to fire off a couple of shots throughout the night to capture it. It was a joyous occasion -the smiles in the pictures tell it all =)

Waiting in darkness (brightened so you can see the people!)

The Wait (Lynn's sister & niece)

beautiful decorations

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speech by Lynn's father

welcome to the family!

"auntie!"

look at the smiles! truly the way to a girl's heart =)

did I mention the food was delicious??

practicing for the big day

if you don't know Gunny, this pic sums him up!

cute dog! it was so happy to see Lynn

I got to take a picture with the groom-to-be

Friends. (don't let the smiles fool you. these ladies are fierce)

Lynn's adorable family

4 must be Lynn's lucky number ;)