Staged photo shoot to capture marriage proposal.
"Let me know when I can call you. This is a talk conversation not a text conversation" -A text from a friend who doesn't typically chat on the phone.
Naturally I was very interested in what Bryan needed to talk about. I thought this must be urgent... and man, it was!
The plan: Setup a marriage proposal photo shoot for my good friend Bryan and his longtime girlfriend Courtney. This shoot would involve masks and any other props to help steer away from any sentimental vibe that might tip her off.
Code name Samurai.
I told Bryan that there needed to be a key phrase that I could say to prepare him for this special moment. The plan was for me to say, "Let's get into a Samurai style execution pose", have Bryan kneel down, then tell Courtney to get into a "Final blow" pose, sword held high. I positioned the couple as planned and spoke the key phrase. Bryan then reached into his pocket and produced a beautiful ring. Courtney went from game face slasher to a melted puddle of happiness.
Below are some samples of the shoot leading up to this super killer moment! Congratulations to both of you!
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