Of Shutterbugs and Lovebugs

In a time when every girls’ night out includes its own digital paparazzi, it only makes sense that couples are hiring photographers for the proposal. Fiancés-to-be collaborate with the photographer, who poses either as a passing shutterbug, or as someone taking a photo for some conjured-up reason.

That’s what local photographer Sam Ellis did for a September proposal. He “ran into” a couple on the beach, and told them he was hoping to take some pictures for a real estate spread. He asked them to pose in front of a house, where he took some shots of them playing with their dog. Then he asked them to pose facing each other. Then he asked them to hold hands. At that point, the groom-to-be dropped to one knee popped the question. And Sam was there to record the emotion and excitement of it all. Best of all, the pictures were online just a few hours later, so that friends and family could see the happy couple.

It seems like a fun trend. After all, you’re going to have so many pictures of the wedding, why not have a few of the moment that sparked everything?

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