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Manhattan Beach Engagement – Kelley & John

April 22, 2011

I woke up in the morning and looked at my Google calendar and it said Polliwog Park engagement shoot.  I’ve done a few engagement shoots in Manhattan Beach but never heard of Polliwog so I was a little apprehensive.   I pulled up to the park early to wait for Kelley and John and was pleasantly surprised at how nice the park was.  They have a Frisbee Golf course set up and all the people at the park seemed really friendly and relaxed.  Kelley and John pulled up and they both had huge smiles and were really excited about the shoot which makes my job really easy.

While we were walking around the park taking some candid shots they told me how they met and how John proposed.  Kelley and John met in high school.  Kelley couldn’t resist John’s math skills and asked him to tutor her.  Little did John know that Kelley didn’t need any help in math. In fact, Kelley was better at math than John was. Their tutoring sessions later involved lunch, dinners, and movies.  After 7 years of great memories, John decided to pop the question. Picking the right time to propose was always the toughest for John. Instead, one night at home,  John decided to ask Kelley to marry him. John realized that the perfect time to propose didn’t matter as long as it was with the right girl. And lastly, John getting down on one knee on the hardwood floors was no joke. Luckily Kelley answered immediately………”Yes”……

This is one of my favorites.