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Julia & Richard – Engaged

Julia & Richard – Engaged
October 25, 2012 Haley Shandro
In Engagements, Proposal
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When Richard called me a few weeks ago, I knew exactly what he was calling about.  Julia & Richard have been together for a few years and have recently talked more seriously about spending their lives together. Julia is a good friend of mine and had mentioned that she was hoping a proposal was in her future.

Richard wanted to have photos of the proposal and wanted their beagle Charlie to be a part of it, so we came up with a plan to surprise Julia. I pretended that Shandro Photo was getting into Dog Photography, and asked Julia if Charlie could be one of our models.  I even went so far as to post it on our Facebook page so that she would think it was legitimate.  While I fooled her, I also fooled a lot of other people, and within a couple of hours I had several sessions booked for dog photos!

We’re ‘just go with it’ kind of people, so I decided to go ahead with the sessions, regardless of the fact that Michael is allergic to dogs, and I’ve never had a dog.  In retrospect it was really fun, and I’d probably do it again.  I’m going to post some photos of the dogs in a few days, but now I want to focus on Julia & Richard.

As I mentioned, Julia was fooled. I think the look on her face says it all.  Richard printed up a sign for Charlie to wear, and Michael attached it to his collar, I asked Julia to ‘fix it because it was crooked’ and the rest is history!  She said yes!  We’re very excited to be a part of their lives and their wedding, which will be next year. A HUGE congratulations to these two!  Julia is a local wedding planner (she owns Once Upon Your Day), and she’s already chosen some of her favourites of Edmonton’s wedding professionals for her wedding.  We’re very honoured to be one of them!

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I love Richard’s face, and that Julia has NO clue what’s going on.

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Comments (5)

  1. Richard Manalili 5 years ago

    You guys are phenomenal! Thank-you so much again for your help. I’m so glad you could be there, and the photos (as per usual) are amazing!

  2. LOVE IT!! I Love Richard’s expressions waiting for her to see it. What a priceless moment to capture by the second in photos. Beautiful work Haley & Michael as always and congrats to Julia & Richard!

  3. Avril 5 years ago

    Wow!!!!! I feel like I was there! This made me smile so big I got teary eyed… I really love the play by play! Congrats guys! Xoxo

  4. I love love love LOVE them! I laugh every time i see them! You guys are amazing!!! Cant wait to see the disk!

  5. Tracey Manailescu 5 years ago

    Ha, ha, ha! What a great story!
    Haley, I saw the dog photo announcement on Facebook, too.
    Such a cute engagement session!
    Congrats to Julia and Richard 🙂

    Tracey Manailescu

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