Nothing beats a Surprise Engagement on Clearwater Beach. I'm literally smiling right now as I'm typing this up, because I've participated in these surprise engagement sessions many times. You're on vacation in Clearwater Beach with the one you love, and you're ready to pop the big question. By now, you've already scheduled the photography session with me and we've gone over the details by phone or by email many times. We've come up with a rock-solid plan to ensure that the surprise engagement goes off without a hitch. I'll be here... you'll be there... and once you get to destination X, it's going down! But, you can't help to text me just one more time to make sure I'm actually in place.
"Who do you keep texting?" she asks suspiciously. "Oh... it's just someone from home asking where we are right now" you unconvincingly reply. Now, you're palms are sweaty, your knees are weak and you're not quite sure you can pull this off without giving a tell. "Oh, look!" you shout. "A Dolphin!". She whips her head in excitement. "Where!" "Awww...it just went back down." Nice work! You've thrown her off of her suspicious track and your back in the game. Now, STOP TEXTING ME and let's get this done!
You arrive at the destination just as the sun falls into its perfect position, almost in coordinated fashion with your plan. You turn around and fall to one knee, pulling out the bulge that's been filling your pocket so boastfully this whole time to reveal a small box. She gasps as her hands clutch over her mouth in total excileration. "OH MY GOSH!" she quietly shrieks. She's been anticipating this moment for quite sometime, but somehow was still taken by surprise. The tears start to flow and uncontrollable quivering takes over, but you fight through it all and cry out in a loud yell "WILL YOU MARRY ME!" And, I sit there... and wait... clicking away at the shutter and praying that she says "yes" , as I still have a debt to collect and it would be quite awkward had she not produced the anticipated response. But alas, she does. "YES!" she cries. It's over. Well done, young man... well done. Except for the crying part, but whatever. Lol.
THAT, my friend, is how a surprise engagement session with Clearwater Beach Photography goes down. Or, a variant thereof anyway. It is so much fun! Sometimes we go incognito, but sometimes it's easier to just plan a "regular" Clearwater Beach Portrait Session. Because you ARE on vacation after all, and you want to commemorate the trip. We just throw the surprise engagement in the mix for a photography session and experience she'll never forget.
I've had so many different experiences with surprise engagement sessions on Clearwater Beach. One gentleman started sarinating his lady with a song right in the middle of the beach while everyone turned and stared to see what was going on! Another guy proposed to his girlfriend while they where on Jet Skis. But, one that was very unique was a surprise... to ME! A young lady booked a Clearwter Beach Photography Session, and her boyfriend took advantage of it and decided to propose to her without giving me an inkling of a clue! And, it turned out to be absolutely AMAZING! When I realized what he was doing, I immediately put my camera into video mode and captured it with living motion. I circled around the couple, creating a fancy panning effect and, in the end, put a little video together featuring some of their photos as well as their favorite song and shared it with them on facebook. It ended up getting THOUSANDS of views. You can see it for yourself by visiting my facebook page here.
If you're planning a surprise engagemnt on Clearwater Beach or you're looking for a Wedding Photographer in the Clearwater Beach area, let's talk. We'll have an awesome time planning it out, and even more fun executing it. Just give me a call with the date and the details and we'll see what kind of magic we can make for the two of you when you come to visit in Clearwater Beach.
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