A Vintage Dance Themed Engagement

Today we have the love story of Kelly Ann and Rick. Claire Barrett photographed these two with a 1930’s cabaret feel. The result is one unique and sultry shoot!

Kelly Ann, a dancer with the Los Angles Ballet, and Rick, an Orange County-based attorney, met on Match. com after Rick did a random search for redheads!  The two had their first date at a Starbucks in Santa Monica and both left thinking that the other person wasn’t interested. But, luckily Rick asked Kelly out for a sushi dinner a few days later, and that was the start of a true romance.

After about two years of dating, Rick organized a trip for the couple to celebrate New Years in Paris. They had a few amazing days of sight-seeing in the freezing temps and sampling from all the different patisseries. On New Year’s Eve, Rick took Kelly to a wonderful late lunch and then an inspiring performance of the Paris Opera Ballet at the historic opera house. That night they set up a picnic in the hotel room, and at the stroke of midnight, completely to Kelly’s surprise, Rick got down on one knee. As soon as she saw the box, Kelly began to cry. After Rick slipped the ring on her finger she finally managed to say,  “I think I’m going to throw up.” Apparently, that meant yes because she hasn’t given the ring back.