I know i’ve been in blogging hiatus recently, but I just had to share a few from last nights wedding at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, Maryland. I promise to be back to blogging soon!
Ashley and Anthony contacted me a few months ago about photographing their Rehoboth Beach Wedding at Salero next year. I knew from the moment we first talked that these two were going to be amazing to work with. We planned the session for an early fall afternoon in Rehoboth and wanted to incorporate the beach, boardwalk and were hoping for an amazing sunset. The couple met while attending Penn State and wanted to incorporate their alma mater in the session as well. During our running around the beach and boardwalk, I also learned that Ashley works for David’s Bridal as the corporate e-learning development manager. Her programs instruct over 12,000 David’s Bridal employees. How cool! Ashley will surely have her first dibs on the newest trending wedding attire. We wrapped up the session in Dewey Beach where we waited for a gorgeous sunset only the Delmarva Eastern Shore could produce.
There were two moments this year that I was notably nervous. The first was my own proposal to my fiancé Angela, where even after practicing for days what I would do and say came out completely jumbled and half of it forgotten. I literally think I only got three words out that I had practiced. The second was a Virginia Beach surprise flash mob proposal I took part in last weekend. Even though I have photographed surprise proposals before, this one just seemed different. It’s probably just because of the uncertainty of exactly how it was going to take place and all of the many moving pieces
I was contacted by friend and colleague Missy Taylor Christianson of Antonia Christianson Events who in a roundabout way got involved in the planning of the proposal. Missy’s dear friend Stephanie Greeves who owns Center Stage Dance Company organized the flash mob proposal for Michael, a 34-year-old sailor on the guided missile destroyer Arleigh Burke. Michael who had just come back from deployment had been planning this proposal while at sea.
Michael had arranged a dinner with Jamie and her family at the Virginia Beach Town Center, nothing out of the ordinary after being away for some time. After arriving, they met their family in front of the fountain while Michael went to check on the reservations. As soon as Michael was out of sight a musician who was at the Town Center stopped playing and the dance music turned on. First Stephanie started dancing, then more, and more. Ultimately over 50 children and adults began a synchronized dance in front of Jamie and strangers at the fountain. During the last part of the song the mob separated and took a knee, that’s where Michael stepped in. Michael walked through the mob carrying a ring, a pink rose and got down on one knee in front of his family, friends and countless strangers to ask Jamie to marry him. While no one knows exactly what he said, one thing was clear she said yes! I was humbled and honored to be a part of this Virginia Beach surprise flash mob proposal!
Be sure to watch the video of the whole thing on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH-fvIHXJzs
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View all of the photos here: http://robkorbphotography.pass.us/jamie-michael/
I have been incredibly busy these past few months shooting engagements, weddings, and planning my own wedding (more on this later), not that I’m complaining! There will be a ton of new and amazing work posted on the blog so be sure to check back soon.
Laura and Mike’s engagement session was one I had been looking forward to for months. Soon after Laura booked me, she mentioned she, her fiancé Mike and their family would be vacationing in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware this summer and were hoping to do a nautical themed engagement session while in town. Several days leading up to the shoot, the weather on the Eastern Shore had been less than predictable. It was like someone turned on the water hose and forgot to turn it off, everything was soaked. Even the morning leading up to their session the rain poured down. Sure enough that evening the skies gave us some relief and we were able to shoot.
When picking the nautical themed location, I immediately thought of the wedding I shot last season for Jennifer and Scott at Cape Henlopen State Park. Boats in the Delaware Bay and a beautiful sunset from this location always make for a beautiful backdrop for photos. After getting lost twice trying to find our way to the perfect spot, we finally arrived. It wasn’t long before Laura surprised me with all of these amazing props she had been collecting. Even her dress had seahorses on it. We spent some time walking on the beach, talking about everything, not forgetting to mention all of the details for their upcoming wedding at Salero in Rehoboth Beach. After deciding it was time to get off the beach, we headed to downtown Lewes where we stumbled upon the most amazing lightship and ton’s of nautical props in a park along the downtown waterfront. Don’t worry I didn’t know what a lightship was either until I went to the website. All in all we had a blast shooting this nautical engagement session and are very much looking forward to their upcoming Eastern Shore wedding.
Margaret contacted me recently about setting up a Bethany Beach engagement session for she and her fiancé Devin. Little did I know as we were planning this engagement session they were planning on pulling the marriage trigger sooner than expected. It wasn’t long into their engagement session when I noticed Devin was wearing a wedding band. Well the secret is finally out and congratulations! These two hope to head back to New York and celebrate with family and friends soon. Thank you Devin for your service to our country while serving in the United States Air Force.