Michelle and Frank's Justin Timberlake-Inspired Proposal

Michelle + Frank's surprise proposal11How we met: Michelle and I met on May 29, 2011. It was Memorial Day weekend. That night, I was out with a group of friends at Eden Rooftop in Washington, D.C. My buddies had mutual friends with Michelle and had said great things about her, so I was definitely very excited. When we officially met, her smile and beauty caught my eyes. I was very drawn to her and knew that I just had to see her again. After that night, we communicated through Facebook and Gchat. We went on our first date soon after and we’ve been inseparable ever since. We made it official on December 23, 2011 and the rest is history.

How He Asked: The inspiration of the video came from Justin Timberlake “Not a Bad Thing” video. I wanted to be able to show Michelle how much I love her, what she means to me, and why I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. I wanted to be able to capture the moment, so I can look back on this special day, and with the help of Stephen Reasonover. Everything went as planned.

To set things up, I had to tell Michelle that Stephen was doing a documentary on relationships, knowing that she wouldn’t deny helping. I was able to bring her to the spot where I was going to pop the question. When we got to the National Harbor that evening, Stephen and his wife (Carrie) had setup all the equipment. Before he got started, Stephen went over to explain the project to her. During the process, Stephen pretended he was going to show her example footage of previous couples he had filmed, but really it was a video that Stephen and I created that lead to the proposal.

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Videography and photography by: Stephen Reasonover Photography