I read with interest an article about Vlad Leto, a photographer who does "paparazzi-style" shoots - pre-arranged, of course - of marriage proposals in New York City. Using a long-zoom lens, he blends in with the crowd, ready to capture that moment when the big question is asked: "Will you marry me?"
I think that is great! I men, sure, you're going to have photographs of the wedding, but there you are expecting to be photographed. Here - it's all unrehearsed and wonderful.
And I have done it, quite by accident.
In 2010, I was up in Venice Beach on a photo walk when I noticed this attractive couple on the pier. The fellow, Domingo, saw my camera and let it be known to me, discreetly, that he was waiting for a plane to come by that would be pulling a banner with the question. But the plane was late!
No matter - I waited. And waited. While the poor wannabe groom kept making excuses why they could not leave.
Finally . . . the magic happened.
So - are you getting ready to pop the question? Why should celebrities be the only one with a paparazzo following them around? Give me a call. I stalk, I shoot, and I present you with beautiful images, fully retouched.