September 14, 2010

This is such a perfect way to propose!

We LOVE Binita Patel Photography based in Boston, Massachusetts!  Here about an amazing story that she has shared with us here at Wedding Gloss:

He called me many months ago… “When are you free in August?”, he asked.  ”Rachana and I want to do our ‘annual’ photo session with you, but this time I’m going to propose… can you be there?”.  I was so excited to hear the great news, and was completely honored that Peter wanted me to be a part of the special day.  Not only was Peter about to do one of the most nerve-wracking things that any man might do, but he wanted it documented.  Now that’s a good man!!  Peter worked really hard for months and months, planning all aspects of the special day.  ALL of their friends knew about it, and he had even planned for a post-proposal party back home.
A few days before the shoot, Peter called and asked “Ok, so at what point during the shoot do you think I should pop the question?”.  I could sense the nerves and excitement in his voice.  ”We’ll do it right off the bat”, I said.  ”This way you don’t have to walk around for 45 minutes with a ring in your pocket, and with jittery nerves.  Let’s have a code phrase.  I’ll say ‘Wow, this is such a GREAT spot’, and that’ll be your queue to pop the question”.  So lo and behold, on the morning of our shoot, we’re back on the Esplanade (same memorable location as last year’s shoot), and I get Rachana and Peter into position.  The lighting looks good, the background looks good, my camera settings were right on and bam!!  I said it, “Wow, this is such a GREAT spot”.   I waited… and waited a little more.  I wasn’t sure if Peter heard me, or if he was nervous or what.  Maybe I should have spoken louder, or clearer…. Ok Ok… it just took a few seconds for Peter to get into the zone.  He then pulled Rachana close, whispered in her ear and then got down on one knee.  I was so excited… but of course had to remember to keep clicking away!!  Rachana gasped!!  She had NO idea this was coming.  And while Rachana shrieked in excitement, I had a grin from ear to ear.  Not only was I so incredibly happy for Rachana and Peter, but at that very moment I thought to myself “This is MY JOB!!  How cool is this?!!”  And it’s moments and days like this, when I think to myself, I’m so lucky to have the coolest job in the world!!


  1. Wow! That's an incredible idea, and these photos are amazing.

  2. Wonderful entry - love the story and the photos!


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