Catching the unexpected...Irvine Proposal Photography

I went out tonight to get used to shooting some long'ish exposures with the Hasselbad and just put it into some situations that I haven't shot it with yet.  As I started walking down from Crystal Cove parking to the beach it just wasn't looking to be much a night sky wise, really anything.  This was going to leave me with just some time to mess around with my graduated filters and ND filters and see what I could do.  I just got my 35MM Hasselblad lens a ring adapter for my Lee filters and wanted to see if it was going to have any problems. 

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Walking down the beach there were all the usual couples, runners, kids, other people out taking pictures hoping the sun would do something that they could catch and remember for a long time to come.  I came around a little bend in the beach and saw this couple standing, holding hands, surrounded by tiki torches completely in their own world, clearly nothing existed outside these two.

I was on the phone and had to hang up quick when he took a knee, asked her to marry him and then snap a few off while they held each other for a good 15 minutes or so.  I really could have been right next to them and they wouldn't have noticed they were so lost in each other and the moment.   

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As they were starting to relax I went up and wished them congratulations, they were a really cure couple, I gave them my contact info and let them know they could come on here and find a few pictures and I was pretty sure I got the one of them. 

Congratulation Tyler and Courtney (I think ?!!)

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Not I think on the congrats but on the names, spur of the moment, I have a good memory but I had a bunch of other stuff on my mind.  If  you guys see this contact me and I will send  you over the high res pictures so you can print something out and have a great memory.

Way to go Tyler! That was a beautiful classy setup and from the look of it you started off the weekend the best way possible! 

Bill