A little over a year ago I got a call from my good friend Mal Hall… He told me that his long time friend Tyrone, was going to pop the question to his girlfriend and asked if he could hire me to capture it all on film. Of course!! I loved the idea and was 100% in! Then he added… “ oh yeah, he’s gonna do it in Cabo. Is that a problem?” …. “ Ummm….nope!”
I couldn’t wait to call my wife and tell her “ Honey, you won’t believe this, I just got booked for a engagement shoot in Cabo!” She quickly replied with “ No…. WE …..got booked for an engagement shoot in Cabo.” I said the only thing a husband could say at that point, “ Yes dear.”
After meeting with Tyrone and listening to his plan to ask his beautiful girlfriend Nadege to marry him, I was more excited than ever. It was so clear in the way he spoke her name how much he loved her and what this meant to him. The only problem was that Nadege had met me a time or two at other events I had photographed, so I had to lay low. I spent the first day walking around the resort in Cabo in a hat and dark glasses playing the tourist with the obnoxiously large camera. I have to admit I may have gotten a little too into the roll of undercover photographer. More than once my wife had to remind me I was not Jason Bourne, nor a secret agent.
Finally Tyrone set his plan in motion. With my amazing wife acting as a spotter I hid behind a large rock while Tyrone brought Nadege to a beautiful private dinner table on the sand. It was one of the most beautiful moments I have ever had the privilege to photograph. The photos below say it all. Thank goodness my beautiful wife was there to fend off a group of women passing who started yelling at me, thinking I was a paparazzi taking pictures of a celebrity!
The next day we went back to the beach for a more formal engagement shoot Fast forward a year. Tyrone and Nadege told me they wanted to have a few canvas prints made for their wedding reception and asked if I would take a few more pictures…. Absolutely! So, gentlemen before you ask her that big question…give me a call… She’ll thank you for it! And Ladies, make sure your guys see this!