For us photographers, surprises and declarations of love are on the agenda. After years of engagement photography, we could say that nothing can surprise us anymore. What a shame! We have seen so many Cinque Terre e-sessions that we could impress friends for years, always amazed by the creativity of our lovebirds.
Recently we have seen something new, maybe the most romantic thing that our cameras had the pleasure to frame. He is a young Californian who works for the American Disney Channel; she is his pretty girlfriend, speaker of a Californian radio called KOST. He wanted us to portray his wedding proposal, that would take place here in Italy, in the area of Cinque Terre. Being incurably romantic, we couldn’t help but accept. We looked forward to to the day! On a Saturday of June, we packed up our equipment, and we went out for dinner in Monterosso al Mare, in the resort where they were staying for holidays. We asked the waiter a table close to the two of them, which were tenderly looking at each other, chatting as only lovers on holiday.
We sit down and enjoy the scenery that a terrace with a view of the ocean can offer, waiting for any indication from their table. We had just the time to take our camera that… he knelt down to propose her! You should have seen her face! I don’t know what she thought at the moment, but surely she wasn’t expecting it. All her surprise was easy to read in every little expression of her face. What else to say? Impossible to refuse such a proposal! And so she said yes, and some tears signed our faces. But our job wasn’t over yet: the day after we went back to Cinque Terre, this time in Manarola. We had to take their engagement photos to celebrate the big event. And even if the weather wasn’t so good, they posed happily for our numerous shots. We came back home with some other stunning engagement pictures.
This is not over! After discovering that they were heading to Florence, we asked them to continue the engagement photo shoot on the next day. So we met there on the following night, and we ended the long engagement session with new beautiful photos among the beauties of the Italian town. There’s nothing like being witnesses of a love that’s blooming! In a word, can you blame us when we say that being engagement photographers is one of the best jobs in the world?