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.”
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.
My name is Paul Fehr, and I recently proposed to my girlfriend, Ale, in a photography darkroom. Here’s how I did it.
Ale and I both started learning how to develop and print film photos in our home darkroom about 6 months ago. Ale is in her last semester of architecture school, and I studied graphic design and am currently in an electronic instrumental band called Paul y Carlos. Both of us started analog photography as a hobby, buying equipment from eBay and learning from the Internet.
Proposing is stressful, isn’t it. I mean, forget about the yes/no answer. Just making a decent proposal could be a killer project of its own. Photographer Marvin Lewis has been taking a photo a year for him and his girlfriend Amanda Marie friendship universities. Each year a different photo (you can check the below), but for the eighth, anniversary he decided to pop the big one, and so invited Amanda into the usual studio session.
Little did she know that Marvin placed a Light Blaster mounted with a Marry Me slide that she could not see until the photo was actually taken. (The Light Blaster only projects a slide when the camera clicks, when the strobe inside of it goes off).
Imagine her surprise when she walked up to the LCD to chimp at the photo, while Marvin kneeling behind her holding a ring.
I asked Marvin about this special day and this is what he told me:
That magical moment when she says yes is rarely captured. Well, not if you propose in a photobooth. Youtuber Kevin Moran made the big move inside a photobooth capturing the proposal in 4 photos.
While the first photo is your ordinary somewhat-awkward-self -conscious photo, the ring pops up in the second photo and the yes comes in the third.
Luckily for us Kevin teamed up with a photobooth service to also video record the entire process.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had your proposal capture on film (or sensor) so you could not only tell your kids the story, but also show them how it went down?
This is what photographer Mike Bons thought so he set up a clever rig to capture his own proposal.
Mike tricked his (then) five and a half years girlfriend into a valentines photoshoot, where he used a Triggertrap remote control to make a timelapse where the camera captured his and his girlfriend photo every second. For lights Mike, cleverly backlit the photo with his car’s headlights.[Read More…]