She proposed to him because she’s a feminist, and why the heck not? He lives in the coolest apartment I’ve ever seen in one of the sketchiest neighborhoods in South Africa. We drank beer and talked about cameras and decided pants were overrated. If every engagement shoot was as laid back as this one, the world would be a better place. It made me want to throw out every tradition I’ve ever had when it comes to photographing two people in love, and just hang out. Get to know each other. Drink. Laugh. Be silly. Get to know each other. Take photos but don’t make the day all about the photo-taking. It’s really about the people. The connection. The love.