When Diana and Stephen reached out to me about photographing their wedding (and included a video of their proposal), I knew instantly that I wanted to photograph this couple’s wedding! Stephen lured Diana to their high school auditorium where they first met, and he screened a video he had worked on for months. Though it began with some sentimental words and memories of their first moments together (intertwined with some hilarious re-enactments by friends) he ended with, “I would like to do something sappy and extremely romantical to show you just how much I love you… But, that just wouldn’t be us.” That was followed by 4 minutes of a homemade music video of the song “Teenage Dream” in homage to how they met as teenagers with various family members dancing and lip syncing to the song including a hilarious deadpan reading of the lyrics by her grandma. At the end of the video, Stephen and Diana’s entire family appeared from behind the auditorium curtain and he proposed. The video had me laughing and crying over this couple I had never met. I wrote Diana and Stephen back, “After watching your proposal video I’ve become extremely attached to you guys and your story, so I really hope we can work together!”
These two were such troopers on our freezing, rainy day adventures for their engagement shoot and despite all the inconveniences, we were able to get some awesome photos. I know we are going to have an awesome time together at their NYC wedding on August 15th. I can’t wait!