A very romantic surprise marriage proposal in Amalfi.
Alex had a foolproof plan. He wanted to surprise Adele (2017 Elite Miss New York) with a marriage proposal in the enchanting Amalfi during a trip they planned to Italy. To make sure the plan would succeed, he contacted me before they left New York, explaining his plan in detail. He wanted me to capture the marriage proposal with candid shots. It sure seems tricky, but Alex’s plan was solid. Only thing he wanted me to suggest was a spot where Amalfi can be seen from in the background. The plan was we would meet by chance on the Amalfi pier, pretending to be old friends who haven’t seen each other in a long time.
As they arrived to Italy, we kept in contact through WhatsApp until a few minutes before our casual meeting. To my surprise, I must admit that both me and Alex have played our role quite well, just as if we were old-time friends. After chatting a bit, he introduced Adele to me and asked what I was doing there with a camera. As agreed, I told him I was working as a photographer, doing street photography in Amalfi for a local magazine. Finally, he asked me to take a picture of them, and right after I pulled the trigger, he took a ring out of his pocket and made his marriage proposal. From her reaction, I had no doubt she hadn’t realized what Alex was going to do.
Guido is incredibly talented and was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was able to capture our engagement in Amalfi, Italy, which was a complete surprise for me! I couldn't have even imagined how beautiful the photos would come out that he took. Everyone was blown away by them! They look like they are out of a fairytale with how he captured our emotions along with the stunning scenery in the background. I am so happy to have these memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. I truly can't thank Guido enough! I highly recommend him to anyone for their engagement and wedding photos!
- LOCATION: Amalfi, Italy
- PHOTOGRAPHER: Guido Tramontano Guerritore