“It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.”
~ Goodwill Hunting ~
Want to know something awesome? When you can pull off a proposal in a location where you are literally the only photographer in a place that is usually swarming with them. When Jason contacted me about his planned proposal I was super stoked, not only because proposals are incredible but because we also wanted it to be at VASQUEZ ROCKS. For the uninitiated VASQUEZ ROCKS is this epic rock formation in Santa Clarita. Often used as a movie set ( like Star Treks famous Kirk fight scene with the lizard man hahaha ) they look like shards of earth jetting from the core at a slight slant. It’s an amazing place to visit and a perfect setting for a VASQUEZ ROCKS PROPOSAL.
Like all proposals I arrive super early and figure out the best way to hide myself, whether that’s in plain sight or behind a bush it’s all up for grabs. I climbed the rocks, found my spot and started to walk back down, BOOM right at that moment I saw them hiking up! Cell service was bad at best so communication wasn’t easy. I nonchalantly turned around and made my way to my spot across from one of the peaks. What made this really difficult is the fact that there are usually 10-20 other people up there ( some photographers / some hikers ) but because there was ZERO I stuck out like a sore thumb, because of this I had to be very careful not to be seen snapping away directly at them. I decided to hold the camera under my arm sideways, swivel out the screen and look down instead of over at them. Once Jason popped the question I was able to pull the camera up normal like and congratulate them!
It was a lot of fun working with Jason and Amber, aside from me falling down the rocky path I’d say we had a great time with the VASQUEZ ROCKS PROPOSAL.
I have to say, I am totally blessed to work with people who have rad personalities. Is it luck? I like to think I’m just a rad magnet or there’s some super spirit guiding everyone to me hahaha, whatever it is I’m stoked to have met Jason and Amber. Two incredibly cool people with an amazing VASQUEZ ROCKS PROPOSAL to tell.
While you’re here feel free to check out some of the other incredible weddings I’ve been a part of as well as advice you’ll need when debating that First Look!
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