I had an amazing time working with Babak to plan the perfect proposal for his girlfriend of 11 years. YES 11 years! Of course she said yes! After first chatting with Babak over a few phones calls I got to know him personally and hear all about his ideas for his proposal. He told me his how his girlfriend loved animals and thought it would be the perfect idea to propose on a date to The National Zoo in Washington DC.
The week prior to the big event I met with Babak at The Zoo to strategically plan out his proposal. We scouted locations and looked at all the exhibits to find the perfect spot. It was a challenge! I was looking for the perfect spot, a spot where I could capture the animals in the background and a spot with as few tourists as possible. This was my most challenging proposal to date however as a professional photographer my goal is to create these beautiful images!
On the day of the Proposal I had arrived at The Zoo early and walked around. Babak had texted me to let me know that they had arrived and what parking lot they had parked in. I had positioned myself on a bench to wait for them to walk past me. As I acted like a tourist I followed them around keeping them into the corner of my eye until we arrived at the elephant exhibit and got into position. During this process Babak and I had communication through text message to make sure everything ran smoothly, although he said he was texting a family member (to cover up the surprise). I had texted Babak the signal that he was in the perfect location and the elephants where right behind him… the magic unfolded!