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Lets get married.

I'll be the first to say I'm not a blogger, but this shoot deserved some context.  I was contacted a couple month's ago to shoot a proposal in Napa Valley at Peju Winery.  The groom to be, Aaron, contacted me and was very detailed in what he wanted, even going as far as creating a pintrest board with ideas that he liked.  

I arrived a bit early to the winery and scouted out locations, I met with Aaron and we did a walk through of the event.  He told his soon to be Fiance, Kaitlyn,  that he had a business meeting (he was meeting with me and it was business), and that he would then go back to the hotel and pick her up and return to the winery for a tour.  

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The "meeting" went well, and Aaron left to get Kaitlyn...  I had my friend Lucy (who is an amazing swimsuit designer by the way, shamless plug) meet me at the winery to act as a "prop".  I'd be taking photos of her when Aaron and Kaitlyn were near and then when Aaron distracted Kaitlyn I'd shift my camera on them, worked out perfectly!!

Aaron showed up with Kaitlyn and went on their tour.  After the tour guide left it was time to get to business..

I didn't ask but I bet Aaron was super excited at this very moment!

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I ran over to the second area we discussed and acted as if I was shooting photos of Lucy in the vineyards for a magazine, The plan was once Aaron heard me telling lucy how to pose he'd drop on his knee... I took one photo of lucy then she said "he's down!".  I turned around and captured an amazing few minutes in their lives.

 From what you can see this was a super emotional moment, thank God for image stabilization on my lens, because I was literally shaking as I was taking these shots.

From what you can see this was a super emotional moment, thank God for image stabilization on my lens, because I was literally shaking as I was taking these shots.

 Of course she said yes...

Of course she said yes...

Aaron let Kaitlyn in on the fact that I was there, I'm sure she didn't hear a word he said about the guy with the camera pointed at them..

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After the surprise we went over to the koi pond area and took some posed shots (inspired by Aaron's pintrest ideas)

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I shot a couple hundred photos and it was hard choosing which ones to share, so many great shots of a precious moment in time.  Congratulations to Aaron and Kaitlyn on their engagement! Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think of these images.  

 

Equipment used during this shoot:

Sony A7RII
Sony 70-200 2.8 GM
Sony 85mm 1.8
2 Starbucks Cups