When 'Plan B' beats 'Plan A'

When Henry reached out to me to be his proposal photographer we discussed ahead of time how he was to going to propose to Manuela on the rooftop of the Kennedy Center before their showing of the Frozen Musical. On the day of the proposal I arrived 15 minutes early to discover that the roof was closed off due to high winds and quickly texted him to go to plan B. Our plan B, as was discussed during our consultation, was to propose in the Hall of Nations as they entered the Kennedy Center. I followed them in and Henry popped the question during a short break in the crowded hall. Manuela was pleasantly surprised and gave an emphatic, "yes!" to which the onlooking crowd clapped and cheered. After giving them a moment I introduced myself and asked if they'd be willing to step outside with me for a few quick portraits. It was outside that I learned Manuela was a professional dancer and they showed off some zesty moves for camera. After a few poses I saw that the crowd had disappeared and I asked them if they'd want to grab a few cleaner shots of their proposal back inside just in case they wanted to use a cleaner shot for sharing with friends and family. They agreed and that's how we ended up with 2 different proposals. Manuela was just as enthused the second time, as the two clearly had incredible chemistry. All this took place in about 20 minutes and it was perf



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