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Impromptu Engagement Shoot
Posted By: maxwell1295, 12-05-2008, 08:17 PM

To give you a little background before telling the story.....I work at a college campus on Long Island. I was in the Alumni Center earlier today and one of the women there mentioned that a grad was bringing his GF to the campus with the intent of proposing to her in the Chapel. I had the kit in my office so I said I'd get it and shoot the engagement. Having never done anything like this, I had no idea what to expect. I knew what door they were coming in and where he planned to pop the question, but that was about it.

I had both K200D bodies in their usual configuration (DA*50-135 on one and Sigma 24-60 on the other. I also brought the DA35 and an old flash. I decided not to use the flash indoors since there was decent light coming in through the windows of the Chapel.

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1-5: DA*50-135mm
6-8, 10: Sigma 24-60mm
9: DA35 Limited
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12-05-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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Very nice series. Sure to be keepsakes for years to come. Nicely done!...
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Great series. I especially enjoyed #5 and #10
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That is a very, very nice series Alan. Thanks for letting us see them.

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Nicely done Alan, I particularly like the conversions. What's going on in #9 though, there appears to be something sticking in his head?

BTW, better an impromptu shoot than an impromptu engagement.
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Well done. I am sure they will not forget phtographed engagement proposal.

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Very nice of you!
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Love them all as you and everyone can see the true Love in this series


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Excellent series, Alan. Numbers 5 & 10 are my favs. After capturing their engagement so well, don't be surprised if they ask you to do their wedding
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Very nice series here. Good to see a unique style you are forming
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Happy and memorable moments being captured and thanks to you as the photographer.

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Excellent series, Alan. Numbers 5 & 10 are my favs. After capturing their engagement so well, don't be surprised if they ask you to do their wedding
My thoughts too, they're great photos!

Did you just go lurk there ahead of time looking like a photographer shooting in the chapel who just happened to be there for the proposal? or did they (she) know what you were doing there?
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Nice...!!! I'm sure the couple would cherish this moment forever, thanks to you being there...!!!!

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My thoughts too, they're great photos!

Did you just go lurk there ahead of time looking like a photographer shooting in the chapel who just happened to be there for the proposal? or did they (she) know what you were doing there?
Great series and I had the same question.
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Great series--I like the 5th one best
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