Engagement Story Winner Fall 2008 – Jason Sandifer and Emilie
I had been looking for a way to record the proposal either by video or photo. I found out about a contest called My Piece of Maine and thought that would make the perfect rouse for pulling this off. I told my then girlfriend Emilie that I was going to create a tour of some of our favorite spots in the Portland area.
I went out and recorded a couple then let her know that I would like her to be part of my Higgins Beach recording. We frequent the Scarborough beach with our dogs in the winter and I surf there in the summer, so it seemed natural for that to be the place for the engagement.
As we walked along the beach I found a great spot to set up the camera and told Em to head out to the water so I could let her know a good starting point. We walked towards the camera and I gave my bit on why we like it here and how often we come to the beach.
Then Em tries to pull away to go shut off the camera and I pull her back. I let her know that I love her and she again decides to try to head back to turn off the camera. I then let her know that she means the world to me and that I would like to spend the rest of my life with her!
Here is a link to the proposal on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6EaSNVE50Q
More on the story here: http://blog.emilieinc.net/2008/05/story.html