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In the Loop: September 21, 2007 Archive

Will there be a photographer at the consummation as well?

Posted at 11:00 AM on September 21, 2007 by Sanden Totten (6 Comments)

There are some moments you'll want to remember forever. So why rely on less-than-perfect memory to store the incident? Get the paparazzi to help!

The NY Times had a piece about a new trend in marriage proposals. Suave grooms-to-be aren't just hiding the ring in a champagne glass . . they're hiding photographers around the restaurant to snap pictures the exact moment the ring comes out.

The article says that these days people have the assumption that every moment in their life, from the beautiful to the banal, should be snapped and shared. One of the women in the article said that the thought of a strange photographer following her around and snapping secret pictures creeped her out. But as soon as she actually got the pictures she had no problem sending them on to friends, family and probably posting them on Flickr and Facebook for anyone to see. How's that for a double standard?

The guys justify the whole ordeal by saying that capturing the look on their loved one's face at that special moment is worth it. Of course, if your lady-friend is less than thrilled at the idea of marrying you . . . that may be a moment you'd sooner forget. Either way, you still have to pay the photographer.

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