They were only juniors in high school when they first met and, even though they didn’t even go to the same high school, that did not stop Dshun from going after this gorgeous girl that caught his attention! They soon exchanged phone numbers, went on a date, and have been together ever since! Tamara and Dshun’s proposal story is an incredible one and, instead of writing it on my own, I think the best words actually come from their wedding website where Tamara describes the proposal from her perspective:
“Dshun’s proposal was well thought out. Dshun’s mother is a photographer, we had modeled for her in the past but little did I know, this was no regular photoshoot. We walked downtown and posed…finally, we came to a stop. We were standing in the middle of the road when I turn to see that we were surrounded by several familiar faces… the streets were filled with love as family and friends charged our way. I turned back to look at Dshun. He was pulling out the ring and making his way down on one knee. Cars honked, family cheered and I cried. It was a moment we will never forget.”
I mean, wow!! Don’t you just wish you were there witnessing this special moment? I sure do!
For their engagement session, we went to the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta, which is right near Atlantic Station in midtown. This was my first time shooting there and I absolutely loved it! It’s a gorgeous spot and in one little area there are endless options of spots to shoot at which give lots of variety of looks to the photos!
If any of you reading this have been following my work over this past year, you may have noticed that I’ve begun shooting some film in addition to digital. Let me just tell you, it has not been easy! No checking the back of your camera to see how the image turned out with film! It is also much slower and more difficult to obtain sharp focus, which is an added challenge. BUT, despite the obstacles of shooting in film, I have always loved the bright, creamy, dreamy, and artistic look of film images so am pushing through to improve my film shooting skills!
At Tamara and Dshun’s engagement session I shot a mixture of digital and film images. Both turned out beautiful but had a very different aesthetic from each other. I decided to use their session as the first one I will show only the film images for! Eeeeek!!
Tamara and Dshun, I am so excited and thankful to capture this special season in your lives and absolutely cannot wait for your wedding this August!!