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    TheresiaEhrichTheresia Ehrich, currently the Chief Administrative Deputy for the Mason County sheriff's Department and Cathy Beierle, Finance Director for the City of Shelton, two financial services professions, have earned the "Professional Officer Award" for the State of Washington from the Washington… Read More +

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  • Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

    SeaSchoolShooterPolice say a lone shooter is dead after an attack at a high school north of Seattle. Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux (LAM'-or-oh) said the shooter was a student, but he did not have any additional information including where in the… Read More +

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  • Baldwin Optimistic About Seahawks Moving Forward

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More Photographers Being Hired to Capture Marriage Proposals

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_a81df78f6b.jpgLaura Pennace (NEW YORK) -- More and more grooms are popping bulbs while popping the question, say wedding photographers, who have seen a spike in requests for proposal shoots this year. "I shot my first proposal four years ago; it was one of those random things," NYC-based photographer Laura Pennace said.  "Then, since last summer there has been a huge uptick. It's so funny because I tell people that I'm basically being hired to be a total creeper."

Having chosen a destination ahead of time, the photographer usually stakes out the location, posing as a tourist or unassuming stranger to covertly snap pics leading up to the big moment. After the groom gets down on one knee and the couple shares a few private moments, the photographer then reveals him or herself. Most charge between $350 and $500 per hour.

"We've been seeing the proposal photography trend for a few years now but it's definitely increasing in popularity," TheKnot.com site director Anja Winikka said. "Beyond the ultra-romantic gesture of proposing, it doesn't get more emotional as looking at those photos and reliving the feelings of the moment all over again."

Winnika suggests using a photographer who understands what you're looking for and has experience staying hidden.

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