Joe & Ali Engagement

September 20, 2014  •  3 Comments

Joe Batir asked for Ali Gatewood's hand in Marriage on 09-19-2014

This my friends, was an adventure of a Friday for sure! Not only was traffic nuts, but having car trouble, finding an ideal spot and communicating it to Joe in txt, being hidden lawn gnome(Im tall) behind a hedge and a shrub, and not being spotted by this glass:

Why on earth right?  ...Well..since you asked... :D This 400mm 2.8 lens allowed me these close up shots, while keeping the light, without being spotted by Ali(ruining the moment), 60 ft away. I shot between 3.5-4.5 to be sure I had both more in focus. As the sun dipped, I could go to 3.2 or 2.8 if i had to. 



 I cant say enough good things about Joe and how he is with Ali. I have met Joe several times and seen the way he cherrishes Ali. 

It was wonderful to photograph these two, not just because I was familiar with both of them, but because Joe and Ali were so fun to shoot!

70-200 @3.5

400mm @2.8

This is one of my favorites!

Joe was explaining that Ali's ring is more than just a trip to the jeweler. Joe is a Geologist and actually dug and found the the Topez himself! He had them cut, and put into the ring that he designed. Isn't it beautiful?

I left Joe and Ali as they called the family to share the good news "Yeah....She said no.." Ha! Oh Joe!


 

 


Comments

3.Helen Gatewood Kenny(non-registered)
I am Ali's grandmother - her dad's mother. We are so happy for Ali and Joe. To be able to watch the proposal as it happens is really too special. Your work is spectacular - thank you so much for capturing this beautiful event.
2.Sonia - (Joe's Mom)(non-registered)
These are amazing photographs Ron!!! I was so excited to know this moment was coming; to get the call from Joe joking that "She said no" -( I didn't believe him for a second!!!!!!)- and even more excited to get to see how beautifully you captured this very special moment....
1.Rebecca Motley(non-registered)
I'm Ali's mother. I'm crying and can't type very well. so beautiful! Thank you so much for your talent and time, capturing such a beautiful moment.
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