When photographer Matthew Dippel set up his gear in Yosemite National Park earlier this month, he never thought he was gonna capture a couple getting engaged. The photographer eternalized their special moment in a magical image, but he wasn’t able to track them down and share it. So, he has turned to social media for help, and despite his tweet getting viral – the couple still hasn’t been identified.
We’ve seen our fair share of crazy, bold, funny and beautiful proposal ideas. And if the love of your life happens to be a photographer, Kelo Designs has a perfect ring box: shaped as a lens. When your loved one opens “the aperture,” they won’t let more light hit the camera’s sensor. Instead, the special ring will be revealed and hopefully make your significant other say “yes.”
When you photograph places popular with tourists, chances are you’ll have a lot of random people in your shots. And sometimes, it may happen that people you accidentally photograph share a very special moment while you’re pressing the shutter. This happened to Col Stinson, who photographed an engagement of a couple he doesn’t know. Now he’s using Twitter hoping to find the happy couple, so he can share the photo with them.
We’ve seen some cute, romantic and totally epic engagement photo sessions and ideas so far. But here’s an idea I haven’t seen so far, and I think it’s a bit crazy and brilliant at the same time. Travis Durham proposed to his photographer girlfriend with a huge and gorgeous tattoo of a vintage camera.
The power of social media amazes me sometimes. A recent quest for a couple who accidentally ended up in a tourist’s photo show exactly how powerful Facebook and other social networks can be.
Martin Cervantes, an Argentinian amateur photographer living in Brisbane, visited Sydney for a weekend. As he walked from Tamarama Beach to Bondi Beach, he was taking photos as he always does. He later realized that he captured an engagement of an unknown couple. He shared the photos on Facebook, trying to track them down with the help of the community. And in only a day – the happy couple was found.
Shooting on location is fraught with all kinds of challenges. Often, the biggest one is the weather. We hope the forecasts are correct, but occasionally they get things a little wrong. It’s often just down to chance. Even somewhere warm and sunny like Florida has its share of random rain. Which is exactly what came during this engagement session.
For photographer Nick Larghi, though, this was not a time to pack up and go home. Nick had been planning this shoot for his friend Jason for a few months leading up to the proposal. So, they sure weren’t going to back out now. Instead they made the most of it and shot in the rain. DIYP got in touch with Nick to find out a little more.
It’s 6 in the morning. After hours of driving and over an hour of hiking, the photographer takes his position near Hawksbill Crag in Arkansas. He is supposed to photograph an engagement, and the couple shows up as planned. The guy proposes, the girl says “yes,” and the photographer has some great shots of the moment. But there’s a catch – it’s the wrong couple!
What are the odds, you may ask? Well, for photographer Jacob Peters this seems to have been “one of those days” when life decides to show you all the weird tricks up its sleeve.
Most engagement shoots I see are just a set of pretty photos, taken at one of the photographer’s usual “good” spots, and aren’t really unique to the couple. Some couples, however, decide they want something different, something that reflects a bit of who they are – and spend a great deal of time trying to come up with such an idea.
For Corinne Jones, on the other hand, there was no doubt in her mind what theme she wanted for her engagement photos – the scene from ‘101 Dalmatians’ where Roger meets Anita and Pongo meets Perdita.
Enlisting Corinne’s cousin photographer and their dogs, the couple created a set of viral photos that definitely stands out amongst other engagement photo shoots.