“Yes! Yes! Yes!”
Those words were said twice in the past week. The first time when Creighton called me to see if I would be interested in photographing him as he proposes to his girlfriend. I responded with the multiple “Yes’s” since this was something that I have been wanting to do for several years. I’ve done lots of engagement sessions in San Francisco but never an actual, in the moment, engagement session. Creighton’s plan was perfect. He told Julia that they were going on a hot date complete with a ferry ride from San Francisco to Sausalito and dinner at Caballa point. (Take note if you are ever planning to do a surprise photography session for a girlfriend or wife. Make sure you give her a reason to dress up – this was very smart on Creighton’s part.) Just as we were pulling out, I approached them as planned and pretended to be a boat photographer. I took their photo and as Julia started to pull away and walk towards the warmth of the cabin, Creighton pulled her in close and whispered something. I kept shooting as she went through a slew of emotions – confusion, surprise, excitement, glee – as Creighton talked to her and then got down on one knee. The boat crowd cheered as he slipped the ring on her finger and she said her “Yes’s”. So much fun. They called their family from the ferry and once we landed in Sausalito we walked around for a few more photos. All in all a very well executed plan and a great way to start their life together.
Well done Creighton and Congrats Julia. Can’t wait to see what plans you cook up for the wedding.
I love photographing people with interesting ideas. If that is you and you need an engagement or wedding photographer, please contact me. I would love to talk with you.