"She Said Yes!"
One of the best things about this profession is recording memories when people are happy, and seeing them at their best. Few acts can be so risky, yet so rewarding as the proposal. Add to that, contracting with a photographer to surreptitiously record the event. This was the scenario that was put in motion when Dylan contacted me to photograph his proposal to his girl friend, Kimmy. Dylan and Kimmy live in the Washington D.C. area and she loves the Maine coast. They had planned to escape the Washington D.C. scene during the 4th of July event and masses of people, by coming to Portland, Maine for a few days. The only question seemed to be whether to pop the question at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth or at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in South Portland.
11:00, the morning of the 3rd of July, found me sitting next to the steps leading to the breakwater at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. Dylan had sent me a text earlier, describing what they would be wearing, and I was doing my best to look like a tourist with a camera. It must have worked, for when they passed me and started on the breakwater, Kimmy did not suspect a thing. Dylan stopped about half way to the lighthouse, and I had to chuckle. Kimmy was so busy texting and sending photos of the lighthouse that she was not aware something special was about to happen. Dylan dropped to one knee, and now had Kimmy's entire attention. I was too far away to hear what was being said, but when he produced the ring you could see the happiness on her face. I did not need to hear, to know that "She Said Yes!!!"
It was almost comical when he told the entire thing was being photographed and pointed me out. She was totally surprised, and I know how relieved I was that she had said yes.
What a great couple! We took the wooden steps to the area overlooking the lighthouse that were previously used for big Gun emplacements when the area was a fort. The views over the bay are fantastic, especially for a hot, sunny clear day. I took some more photos of this loving couple, expressed my congratulations and bid them goodbye. What a great was to spend the day before the 4th of July. This is one of the main reasons that I continue doing this and keeping my studio open. Moments like this make it all worthwhile.
I am planning my next blog post will tell about the wedding I photographed in Brooklin, Maine on the 6th of July. It has been a busy weekend. Thank you for reading my post, and if you would like to take a look at my Nature, Landscape, and Travel Photos please click on this Link: Jim Walker's Other Web Site
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