Stan proposes to Julia – and we’re there to capture it!
It all started when we got a call from 3News. They wanted to do a feature on people having their proposal photographed / filmed. They had seen Mat & Kylie’s proposal we filmed last year, and thought maybe we could help.
Enter Stan. He’s a romantic, caring guy who is willing to go to the ends of the earth to wow Julia in a super elaborate proposal. He even convinced her that he was traveling to the USA for a week, so that she wouldn’t suspect anything!
First – watch the film. Then – read on for some behind-the-scenes commentary (including the answer to “Why was she not suspicious when there were cameras around?”). Finally, there are the beautiful stills images to enjoy, that we captured during the proposal.
Sit back & relax for the next 6 minutes – and have your tissues handy!
Stan & Julia : The Proposal Film
The biggest question people ask when we do these films is “How does she not get suspicious, when someone is there filming?”
Well. This time around, Stan went to some pretty great lengths to ensure that Julia would be led away from the notion that he was about to propose to her.
First off – he was “in the United States”. This little bit of subterfuge required all of the staff at Julia’s work to be on board with the plan (so she couldn’t get time off work to see Stan off “at the airport”)… along with their friends & family.
Second – Jared was filming “a scavenger hunt promotion for Movenpick”. Again – this required all the staff at Movenpick to be in on the scheme! So that provided the basis for why Jared was tailing Julia with his camera.
Mat and Isaac filmed / photographed the flashmob dance scene at Wynyard Quarter from behind bushes, peeking around objects, and generally looking like stalkers to the unsuspecting public. Then, for the actual proposal at Cornwall Park – Julia quickly made the connection that Stan was actually there… and at this point, all the cameras in the world couldn’t have taken their attention off one another!
Here are a collection of stills images we captured on the day. Enjoy!
And finally – our crew! Isaac, Mat, Stan, Julia, and Jared.
Thank you guys so much for trusting us, and letting us share a part in this huge part of your lives. We appreciate how deeply personal & special a proposal can be – and we’re stoked to have captured these memories for you.
We do other cool stuff, too. You’ll find it on our Perspectives Photo + Cinema Facebook Page – head along and ‘like’ us for daily updates of photos & cinematic films.
Until next time,
The team @ Perspectives.
- Isaac de Reus
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