I must confess... There are few assignments that bring me the level of anticipation and excitement that engagement shoots bring. I have photographed in war zones and jungles, and yes, they bring their own sense of dare. But, engagement shoots are exhilarating. Some engagement shoots are more like portraitures where I capture the intimacy between the couple and also moments around the things they share in life. However, most are a surprise. This requires a good deal of planning. And it is always like a rocket launch! I already know the timing with great precision and just keep my finger on the shutter to capture the seconds of the launch. There have also been sessions that are a real twist. Once, I shot a 6 hour scavenger hunt around the city. The fiancee' received clues along the way which she thought was more of a reunion since it included people she hadn't seen in a while. And then the final stop, under a watch tower, the question was popped!