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  • Writer's pictureTraven Stout

A Surprise Crawfish Boil Proposal: A New Orleans Photographer's Dream Job


When my friend's brother decided to propose to his girlfriend during his birthday party, which happened to be a lively crawfish boil in his brother's backyard, the stage was set for an unforgettable moment. As a New Orleans photographer, I was called into action to capture this heartwarming event.


The planning was meticulous. My friend, the brother hosting the party, and I discussed every detail of the proposal. We ensured the lighting was just right, the cake was positioned perfectly, and we had a precise estimate of when the cake would make its grand appearance.


On the big day, I arrived, blending in seamlessly with the partygoers as a friend with a camera, the perfect disguise. I soaked in the vibrant atmosphere, indulging in delicious crawfish and taking a few candid family photos to create an easygoing atmosphere.


As the moment neared, and the cake emerged, I found my position, ready to document this significant milestone. The proposal was a complete surprise to almost everyone present, creating a wave of shock and joy that enveloped the gathering.


It was a beautiful and heartfelt moment that I had the privilege to capture as a New Orleans photographer, a testament to the power of love and the magic that can be found in the most unexpected places.





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