Holy bleep, how do I even start this blog post?! Monica and I know each other from a few years ago when she interned with me. She’s such a sweet and genuine soul! Apparently she made it clear to Adam that when he proposed, he better have me there… LOL! So he contacted me a couple weeks ago with the NUTS idea to propose at this super exclusive, hard-to-get-into exhibit… to somehow sneak me in but I’d have to be close to them in order to go into the 20 second viewing room with them… and I couldn’t be recognized by her before this moment or else she would know something was up. Basically, Adam was sweating bullets and so was I. I’ve done crazy things to photograph proposals in my day, but this was probably the craziest. Because of how the Yayoi Kusama exhibition is set up with timed tickets, we would be in close proximity when we were all lining up to be let into the level with the art show. So I did what I had to do: sprayed my hair bright purple and wore a disguise of a baseball hat, ha!!! I felt like a spy… arriving early and waiting around in the queue area, watching for them to arrive. When they did, I was in full creeper mode. We got to the exhibit with no incident, and Monica’s best friend Nancy was also able to come last minute. I trailed them, waiting for the moment they’d go into room #1 where Adam was going to propose. At the LAST second, Nancy didn’t go in and I switched places with her. This is where the photos begin below. In the first picture, you can see Monica has seen me, and knows what’s happening when she turns around. Please join me in happy crying! Congrats Monica and Adam! ADAM, you’re man of the year for pulling this off! And PS, everyone needs a best friend like Nancy. Girlfriend is such a blast.
I happened to see a post in one of my photographer groups about a proposal happening that same day where the photographer had an emergency and could no longer attend the surprise proposal of Daniel to Tali. Once I contacted Daniel, I ended up having thirty minutes to get from my house to Ponce, and I had to pretend I was an old college friend of Dan’s who just happened to bring my camera to the hangout! Daniel and a small group of good friends were all in on it, and you’ll see in the photos below that at first, Tali just thought I was snapping some photos of everyone chilling in the rented igloo, making smores, and skating. Then, Daniel went down on a knee as a special song came on and he popped the question. It was such an amazing moment! I think the photos say it all, so… without further ado, go peep these pics!!!