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Marianne and Joe’s Engagement, San Luis Obispo

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Joe proposed to Marianne. Marianne said yes. I was there. It was rad.

Marianne is a wedding photographer in southern California, and ever since Joe contacted me many months ago about this super secret plan I’d been so excited to see it all happen. Basically, Joe convinced Marianne that their good friends (who live in the same hometown as M+J) wanted to do their engagement session in San Luis Obispo.

Then, Joe wrote an email to me (copying Marianne) asking for good engagement session locations in SLO. I responded that I happened to be shooting an engagement session that same night, and suggested a few locations for them.

It gave me the perfect opportunity to show up at the same location and time that they were shooting their couple, and that’s what happened. Joe and Marianne had just arrived in SLO with their couple, and a few minutes after they’d started shooting I showed up at that same location, and said that my couple was running late. How convenient – I could just hang out with them while they shot and wait for my couple!

Of course, my couple was fake. It was just a great excuse for me to be there when Joe “reached for a lens” for Marianne and came out with an engagement ring. She said yes, and it was amazing.

Right after that, we launched into their SUPER LEGIT ENGAGEMENT SESSION (Joe’s words) and had an awesome time. They were basically on a super-love-high the entire time. We got a beer afterwards, and it was so fun seeing how in-love they are. Their hands always managed to find each other across our table at Spike’s, and it was so fun hearing the joy in Marianne’s voice as she called her loved ones to inform them of the super news.

As we left Spikes I watched them walk away with their arms around each other. I’m so happy for these two people.

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BENJ HAISCH -

SUPER LEGIT indeed :)

Luis Godinez -

ESS-DOUBLE-YOU-PEA-BEE LOVE!!!

Amy S -

What an awesome plan. Love it!

Emily Porter -

Seriously just got misty eyed. Love this set. They are so adorable. :)

geneoh -

thats an awesome story!

Emily Porter -

Also I LOVE times one MILLION #44… such a great moment. Just a small, normal, everyday smile between two people in love.. but with the extra excitement of being newly engaged… and the light is hitting her hand perfectly so that the ring really pops. Really love that one.

Mercedes -

They are so cute and giddy and happy! Beautiful job on showing the love in this set.

gabe aceves -

so awesome. amazatron photos as usual ken.

Sam -

Now that’s a true engagement session. Congrats to M&J on their engagement!

kristi wright -

Love the shot of her on the phone!! Every image is gorgeous.

Nick -

These are the happiest engagement shots I’ve ever seen! What an awesome story! And of course, great photos Ken.

ayesha -

LOVE!! love love love!! your smiles are just perfect! i agree with nick – i don’t think i’ve ever seen happier engagement pics. perrrfection. beautiful couple, beautiful light, beautiful love. sigh!!!!! and ken you are the superbomb.

Kat Forsyth -

Oh man, how completely and utterly adorable.

andy stenz -

amazing photos to ken. congrats to marianne and joe. seriously, the emotion and love in these photos made me cry!

Marianne Wilson -

Thanks guys!!! And thanks Ken! We are so stoked you were with us to capture all the awesome of the day. We are so so soooo happy.

SG -

Marianne! Congratulations to you and Joe! Awww I love looking at these pictures of you. Thinking of you – Big hugs!

danielle honea -

okay, I may or may not be crying… okay I totally did. so sweet! he gets oober cool points for this. Nice job on fibbing Ken he he and as always-great images of them and there love.

Joe Sanada -

Thanks everyone and a SUPER HUGE thanks to Ken! He is far to humble to include this in the top story, but he also made lots of suggestions in the planning process that were SUPER helpful and, of course, got some great photos too. =o)

Bec -

awesome story, awesome pics. I love stories like this, and you photographed it beautifully.

Vanessa -

This almost made me cry-I love your work.

Limoneira Ranch Wedding -

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