Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ian and Starla are Engaged!!

Who knew that another photographer in Tennessee and I would cross paths one day? Starla, who is a photographer herself, has been following my work, and one day I received a friend request from her in Facebook. Then all of a sudden, I received several more add requests from her own friends and even one from Ian, who is now her fiancee :)

Ian contacted me separately about photo-shooting a surprise proposal to Starla. Gladly, I jumped on the idea! Starla was flying in from Tennessee, and Ian was driving in all the way from Tallahassee to pick up Starla from Jacksonville airport. Ian made a pit stop first in downtown Jacksonville to meet with me and go over on where he will be proposing to her. There was really no place for me to hide and start taking pictures without startling Starla, so I put my beanie on to create a disguise and pretended to take pictures of the fountain as they were walking up towards the river. My signal to start taking pictures of them is when Ian kneels down to tie his shoelace. Aww, it was so sweet! It was also so fun to see Starla's reaction when Ian told her to turn around and wave at me because I was taking their pictures :) Too cute!

It was ungodly freezing that morning for Florida, but I can just feel the warmth of their love for each other. It was amazing, and I am truly thankful to them for having me be a part of their special moment. I'm also glad to finally meet Starla in person :)


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11 comments :

Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography said...

That is so sweet! I love the shot with the bare trees and the buildings in the background.

Shutterfly Photography, LLC said...

What an awesome idea! Go Ian! I was getting a little misty looking at all of your fabulous pictures! You did such an awesome job of capturing that special moment for her. You can really see how happy she is and she didn't even know you where there. That's one of my favorite places to shoot. The background is just gorgeous with all the blue! Great job missy!!!

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

how awesome is that!!! love the waving one don't know why. i think it's cuz they look so happy! congrats to the beautiful couple! awesome session!!

Erica Larson said...

These are so awesome! Ian is such a thoughtful guy to plan this. I know these images are just priceless to this cute couple :)

Staci L. Photography said...

I love it!!! SO awesome! That's super cool you got to be a part of something so special! The pics rock!!!

Sarah Wellmeier Photography said...

Well done.....this is such an awesome idea!! You captured it so well. LOVE IT!!

Tracy said...

How cute! What a fantastic idea... and no one better to ask than you! : )
Great job!!

Princess Avanaar said...

That was just great of Ian to come up with a 'sneaky' plan like that! And you got to be all incognito too! Fun stuff!

Glad the shoot went well and you stayed (hopefully) warm!

Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

*Gwen-thanks, that's also one of my fave ones!

*Peggy, thanks girl! I'm glad you were touched by the pictures :) And yep, that is an awesome location :)

*Ohana-you guys, rock! Thank you and haha, that's cool that you like the waving one. He pretty much gave me the okay that he just told her about me :)

*Erica-thank you so much, and yeah, I was really stoked when Ian asked me to help him plan out his proposal :) Starla is lucky to have him :)

*Staci, girl, you rock! I heart ya and thanks for the love :)

*Sarah-thank ypu sooo much!! :)

*Tracy-you're so sweet, and thank you for the comment :) Still blushing over here!

*Jess-yeah, Ian was very thoughtful! It was very sunny, but man, the wind was icy cold! Thanks for checking out the pictures :)

Truly Engaging said...

Aww. That is sooo sweet. I love it! If I were getting married again~ I'd pick you too!

Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

@Truly Engaging--aww, thank you so much!! You just made my day :)

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