Proposal / Hidden Camera Session: Anthony & Rachel

Last night, despite the lack of electricity and the felled tree limbs everywhere, I was downtown for a very fun photo session!

Anthony called me a couple of weeks ago to set up the perfect proposal and have it captured in photos. Talk about a class act! Anthony had thought through everything including the perfect date (12/11) to propose since 12 and 11 are very meaningful numbers to the couple. So, besides a beautiful engagement ring, he had a Bible personalized with yesterday’s date and with what will be Rachel’s married name. How unique and thoughtful is that?

I can hear it now, men across the state are groaning at the new standard being set here in OKC by Anthony. =)

Anyway, the place we’d scouted out to do the proposal was rained (iced) out, so we made plans to photograph the proposal in the Myriad Gardens’ Crystal Bridge instead. I met Anthony earlier in the day to pick up his wrapped gift for Rachel (the Bible) and placed it strategically where I could capture the whole thing on camera without being noticed by Rachel.

The botanical gardens turned out to be perfect for it and I was loving the new “silent” mode on the 1D MarkIII (works well during wedding ceremonies, too) which allowed me to take about 100 pictures completely unnoticed by Rachel until Anthony pointed me out.

I thought I’d post just a few initial proofs in B&W; for you guys since I’m sure you’re SO excited to spread the news (and photos). You should see the colors! And you will just as soon as we finish retouching them. Our B&W; proofing is much quicker to get online and I figured would be appreciated.

It was a real pleasure meeting you both and an honor to be there to photograph one of those moments you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. Thanks for having me!

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