A little while back I had a call with Sunny about some Engagement photography he would like to do in Boston. Sunny lives in Chicago and his beautiful girlfriend, Aman currently lives here in Boston. He was planning a visit and wanted to propose, and plan a shoot for them in the city they sometimes share. Well, last weekend we had the opportunity to meet and walk the North End making fantastic pictures for this amazing couple. I guess she said yes!!!
Here are a few images and some words about their story from Sunny and Aman.
Tell us the proposal story
I wanted to create a unique and memorable experience for Aman. Knowing that she would be in Boston for several months on a work project, I wanted to surprise her while visiting her on a random weekend. Knowing that July 7, 2017 (7.7.17) would never again show up in our lifetimes, I figured I'd lock in that date for the actual proposal. I found a gondola service that ferried travelers along the banks of the Charles River and knew this would be the perfect venue and activity from which to ask the big question. She had been to Italy on a study abroad program previously and had fell in love with the country, particularly with Venice. The gondolas used for the proposal were actually transported from Italy themselves and gave an authentic feel to the experience. However, I worried about the weather on that particular Friday. It had been raining all day and I was thinking that I may have to hold off on the proposal for a clearer evening. Fortunately, the rain had subsided about an hour or so before the 7pm start time and I was able to propose. Sometimes, the universe has a way of letting things happen.
Where are you getting married? Looking to get married on March 31st, 2018 or a date close to it
Where is the reception? Chicago
What look were you going for in your engagement session?
We wanted to showcase an elegant look for the photo shoot. Less glitter and glitz. More class and refinement. A look that would cross generations.
What details are you most excited about for your wedding?
I believe we're most excited about celebrating this occasion with our close family and friends. We're both social creatures at heart and just naturally enjoy being around those we cherish and value. This wedding is more about those who have played an integral part in our lives reaching up to this moment, more than it is about any ancillary facet.
Do you have any tips or advice for couples getting ready for their session?
Give yourself a day or two in between the proposal and photo shoot. The extra time will give both parties a chance to reassess what they want to wear, what style they want to pursue, and to get that potential haircut, styling and nails done just in time.
How was your overall session experience?
Fantastic. Christian was laid back, inviting, and engaging the whole time. The weather was just wonderful. And the Sunday vibe/scene in and around North End was the perfect setting for the session. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.