A Proposal Using a Camera's Viewfinder Is Pretty Damn Cute

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The best wedding proposals involve things that you both care about. Memes, drones, and so forth. This proposal is especially cute because photographer Jerrit Pruyn combined his love for cameras with his love for his girlfriend. He etched 'Marry Me' inside his camera so when his girlfriend looked inside, she'd be asked the question.

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It's a wonderful story. Pruyn and his girlfriend visited a vineyard and put his camera on a tripod. While he asked his girlfriend to focus the shot he dropped to one knee as she looked through. She saw the 'Marry Me' and her boyfriend asking her hand in marriage. Perfect. She said yes.

Pruyn had strategically wrote 'Marry Me' on an iPhone screen protector and placed it into his vintage Nikkormat SLR.

Illustration for article titled A Proposal Using a Camera's Viewfinder Is Pretty Damn Cute

Pruyn is a writer for photography blog Fstoppers. You can see more of his photography work here. And read him talking about his beautiful proposal here. [Fstoppers via PetaPixel]

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therealdealjohnnyscarecrow

When I proposed, the wife and I went for a walk. I had taken a picture of the ring anpocket the ring in my pocket. I then attempted to take a picture of her (which turned out to be the worst picture of her taken ever due to her protests). Then I told her the picture turned out amazingly good and she needed to check it out. I put the picture of the ring in the viewfinder and handed her the camera.

But I did forget to get down on one knee.