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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Darin + Darren | Engagement Photographer NYC

Darin + Darren | Engagement Photographer NYC

This was an amazing day!  I met Darin and Darren at the Williamsburg Waterfront to take their engagement photos.  From there we jumped in a cab and headed to the bar where they had their first date.  AND THEN THEY GOT MARRIED!  They will have their official wedding with family and friends next year but they signed the paperwork and were officially hitched.  We shared drinks after the small ceremony (the “sharknado” which was the drink they had on their first date) and just enjoyed the sun setting on the bustling New York City streets.  One of my favorite moments in New York so far, life is magical.

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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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