Saturday, July 26, 2008

jen and rob

Friday, I had the honor to be with my best friend Rob and his girlfriend Jen for a little photo shoot at Southern University.  Jen and Rob were both on the swim team together.  Rob had asked me to take some photos of them around the campus, and of course I couldn't say no. 

So of course there's a little more to this story.  Rob told me earlier in the week that he is getting ready to propose to Jen.  Rob wanted to go back to Southern where they first met, to ask the BIG QUESTION.  Jen was led to believe that we were just taking a few photos around campus.  So I asked Rob when am I gonna know when your going to do this.  He told me the signal will be a card that he's going to give her first.  Rob told me that he has never given a card, "birthday", " x-mas" or "get well soon" to Jen before.  
After a few minutes, Rob got down to one knee and pulled out the ring  : )
I don't think that Jen even read the card. I had a feeling once she saw the card she knew something was up.


I saw this price checking machine with the red laser, bar code reader, in this small store we went to.  I put the ring on the shelf and fired away.  It was pretty neat to see the different designs you get from the scanner.  
whens the big date?????


carla ten eyck said...

OH MY GOD! First off, Congratulations Rob & Jen!!!!!!!!!!

And congratulations to you Mr. Mike, what a fabulous job you did on these, I love them ALL, the sneaky shadow shot, the price scanner? Are you out of your MIND?? It's killer!

All of them are so great, emotional, and wow they must be SO excited to have had you there for it!

Erik Maziarz said...

how cool is that?! that's officially the first "Proposal Shoot" i've ever seen!

great shots, and congrats to your friends.

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Alright so now I have tears in my eyes....I am such a crier. I love the sunflare and shadow shot - and of course who can resist shots of a couple getting engaged - so cool!!!

Beyond The Lens Photography said...

WOW...that is about the coolest engagment shoot EVER!!! Congrats Rob and Jen....and kudos to Rob for being so cleaver to be able to suprise her. This is too cool!

Rnormfoto said...

what an amazing opportunity to shoot the moment he proposed to her! WOW!!!

laurie said...

that is awesome.. i have always wanted to do a shoot like that!Mike u have set the bar high if I ever get to shoot one:)

nikki nicole photography said...


I have tears in my eyes how sweet is that proposal!!!!!

your compostion is amazing mike. you have such a talent and a gift!!

keep rocking the photos

E. Broderick Photography said...

How freakin' fun is that?! Awesome shots, as always. They are so lucky to have that moment in pictures. And I am in awe of your creative mind--the scanner idea?! Very cool.

Is anyone else old enough to remember 'spirographs'--the little plastic drawing toys from the 70's? That's what your scanner shot reminds me of.

Robert J. Trenske said...

Awesome session - what a great opportunity for a true "engagement shoot."

lupee said...

Congratulations guys! I was so pumped to here the news. This will be quite the wedding. Here's to brother Rob the worst of them all... The pictures are awesome and I can't wait to catch up with the two of you.