It was a lovely day and I was happy to be a part of another couple’s special day. Adi and Boaz looked wonderful together too. Wearing three different outfits for each of the places they went, they enjoyed a movie at the Pacific Theatres Culver Stadium 12, posed lovingly at The Culver Hotel, and even had a chance to stop for some ice cream from Cold Stones. You have to love that mixture! It was like the ultimate date and these two were full of smiles and love the whole time. Making for a unique session, this was an engagement that truly made me feel like I was seeing the real colors of this couple. It was like taking pictures of their everyday life instead of for a session and I loved that aspect about their day!
Being together for three years after meeting at a Shabbat dinner for a friend that was having a going away party, Adi and Boaz were always trying to go out and have a great time. Loving to socialize and go horseback riding, this couple was all about family and friends. This tied in nicely to the planning of their engagement. Let me tell you a little about it before we get on to the “real” story of their engagement. First off, everyone was always asking these two when they would be getting engaged. Boaz would always answer the same and say sometime after he graduated from his nursing school program. So when that time approached, he tried to think of a way to surprise dear Adi since the constant questioning and bringing up of a possible proposal made it seem like every day thereafter could be that special moment. He wanted it memorable, special, and something that she wouldn’t see coming. He also wanted there to be family and friends around so that they could celebrate right after. He just needed to find something that they both liked to do and something that would be a spectacular engagement.
So what did Boaz end up doing to set the wheels into motion so that our lovely engagement session was able to happen? Well he sure went all out for it! Remembering that Adi and him had wanted to enter The Amazing LA Race, he thought this would work great so that he could arrange a way for her to find the ring. Organizing the event and sending out invitations for family and friends to come to this amazing scavenger hunt, things were really about to happen! Telling three friends about what truly was going to happen so that they could help things go along smoothly, everyone else just thought that this was a day for fun.
As the day was coming to an end, everyone was separated into smaller groups – letting Adi and Boaz be paired alone for this final part. Instead of having everyone cross a finish line, it was designed that everyone would get a numbered envelope instead. Knowing to grab #1 and having others there to ensure that this would happen, Adi and Boaz went to a Ferris wheel to try to find their clue. Adi finally saw an X in the sand near some “sunbathers” – who were actually there on purpose as part of the day. Racing over to it after they got off the Ferris wheel, the sunbathers asked what the X was for and after hearing what they were doing, asked if they could film them digging up whatever was there with the shovels that were next to the X. Little did Adi know that they were actually there to film her reaction. Digging away, they finally come to a chest. Adi opens it and laughed as she saw another chest inside. Opening that too, she was suddenly speechless. Switching to one knee, Boaz then finally proposed to her. She said yes of course, and everyone was there to celebrate this special moment. With a proposal so elaborate and special, it was no wonder that these two were smiling so much! What a great couple! Thanks for letting me be a part of your wonderful story!
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Photo by Melvin