Michael Asks Lavina in Central Park | NYC Proposal Photographer

Michael Asks Lavina in Central Park | NYC Proposal Photographer

I think photographing proposals might be my new favorite thing.  You are capturing this special love-filled moment while also feeling like a photo ninja.  Michael and Lavina were visiting New York all the way from Ireland and I scouted the perfect proposal spot right by Gapstow Bridge.  This spot was abandoned for the 30 minutes I was awaiting their arrival and then BOOM someone decided to check out the view right when they arrived (see picture #2).   It’s not a true NYC experience unless someone is in your personal space, right?  A nice little reminder that life is full of surprises, and hey, the view a little to the right was pretty gorgeous as well.

Spring in Central Park is simply stunning, thanks for having me along for the adventure Michael and Lavina!

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And off they went to explore the park as a newly engaged couple…

 

Los Angeles, I will be flying back to you this Friday!  I need to make a super bloom poppy session happen.

 

Lots of love!

Shannon

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Alex Asks Gina | NYC Proposal Photographer

Alex Asks Gina | NYC Proposal Photographer

Update: Check out our feature on The Knot! – https://howheasked.com/alex-and-gina/

I was camouflaging as a tourist, just enjoying the view of the city and snapping photos with my fancy camera.  I was worried Gina would spot me and suspect something…but she didn’t even know I was there until Alex pointed me out after the proposal had been done for quite some time!  Proposals are so surreal, a magic mist of surprise/excitement/confusion surrounds the couple.  I probably could have been inches away and not been noticed.   On the other hand, their dog knew I was there the whole time.  Enjoy this surprise proposal and family gathering!

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I did not even realize I caught the champagne flying in the air, so happy I did.

 

Cheers!

Shannon

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Long Haired Lovers | Couples Portrait Photographer Los Angeles

Long Haired Lovers | Couples Portrait Photographer Los Angeles

I got to shoot with these tattooed beauties a couple weeks ago.  They had just returned from driving across country working as elves for the holidays (that sentence pretty much tells you how amazing they are) and threw their clothes in a suitcase to come shoot with me!  These guys are serious rockstars – that will be the most obvious statement ever after you see the photos below.

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Happy holidays to all!

Shannon

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Dreamy – A Maternity Portrait Session in Pasadena

Dreamy – A Maternity Portrait Session in Pasadena

I’m a little obsessed with the images from this shoot.  Magic!   Gina’s baby (Dreamer) was actually due that week, maybe it was her spirit that made this shoot extra dreamy…

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Side Note – October and November holiday mini sessions now filling up.  Message me to book yours!

 

-Shannon

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