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Kim + Marcus Surprise Birthday | Engagement

A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from one of my good friends Marcus. He explained to me how it was his girlfriend Kim’s birthday and that he wanted to plan something EXTRA special for her. He began to explain the outline of a well thought of scavenger hunt that would feature places that were special in their relationship as well as some of the people that have helped them through. I was completely excited to shoot this special milestone in their lives and began thinking of ways to capture the experience in a fun and storytelling fashion. After a few days of mental preparation, I was ready to meet an unsuspected Kim at Brix sportsbar (Formally known as The Daiquiri Zone) where her and Marcus met 5 years ago. It was there that the couple exchanged numbers and began getting to know each other. Each location featured a close friend who explained what made that location special to their relationship and provided a clue that told her where to go next. Marcus’ good friend and Fraternity brother DeCarlos met with her at Brix and explained not only about how special this place was in their relationship but also explained that he was with him on the infamous evening.

The next location was Harkins Theatre where a great friend from church named (Insert Name Here) waited for Kim. Harkins Theatres was and still is a very popular hangout spot for the couple and they shared alot of great memories there. In fact, Kim also shared with me a few Harkins “movie tips” that Marcus likes to use every time he treats her for a date there. (Inside Joke) After we enjoyed a few stories, memories, and tears it was time to decipher the next clue. It stated that the next place on Kim’s journey would be Bach Rach in Pennsquare Mall. We headed there and was met by (Insert Name Here) an associate of Bach Rach. He not only knows Marcus but knows Kim very well due to the fact that Kim makes a majority of the purchases for Marcus in this upscale mens clothing store. After providing Kim with the next clue, it was off to Williams Sonoma to receive the next clue and special gift.

This event was one of the most exciting events I have captured in 2011 and I look forward to capturing more special memories just like the ones captured here. Please view the slideshow to view the storybook image narrative of the evenings events. Please leave comments and don’t forget to click the “like” button. ENJOY!

  • Yolande Jacobs - February 8, 2011 - 3:44 AM

    This was so very special,as Marcus’ mother and Kim’s Mother-In-Law I will treasure this for life. This was so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - February 8, 2011 - 4:46 AM

    J, you capture life in a way that is just plain breathtaking! Thank you for sharing this beautiful ocassion with us. Keep up the amazing work that you do!
    DanaReplyCancel

  • Marc Flemon - February 8, 2011 - 7:42 AM

    This was very enjoyable to watch! Congratulations Marcus! Great job Jamal!ReplyCancel

  • A.Brown - February 8, 2011 - 8:55 AM

    These pictures are AMAZING!!! Kim you look BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats Kim & Marcus!!!ReplyCancel

  • Shantel - February 8, 2011 - 10:51 AM

    Simply gorgeous. What a great way to celebrate a birthday. Congrats to the happy couple.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly *Soon-to-be-Mrs.Clayton* - February 8, 2011 - 10:56 AM

    J.Wiggins ~Sir! Hats off to you on a wonderful job! I started crying all over again watching the video! We had a blast together on the scavenger hunt, and I hope you are ready to it up REAL BIG at the wedding! I have a complete loss of words! The line from “Coming To America” comes to mind “THAT BOY IS GOOOOD!” (LOL) Thanks again! You captured something that I will remember for a lifetime!ReplyCancel

  • Jarrell Johnson - February 8, 2011 - 3:14 PM

    WOW! That literally gave me goose bumps. If you’re gonna do it, that’s how you do it. You have definitely have set the tone for me! May God truly bless the sanction of these two beautiful people.ReplyCancel

  • Latoya Fort - February 8, 2011 - 5:21 PM

    Another great project Mr. J. Wigg!!!! Congrats to Kim and Marcus on your engagement, you guys are truly beautiful. Love TReplyCancel

  • Linda Drew - February 8, 2011 - 5:25 PM

    How awesome….I was excited as I followed every moment…Congratulations and Blessings abundantly!ReplyCancel

  • Tabi - February 8, 2011 - 8:05 PM

    Congrats Kim, I am so happy for you. Love u and wish the best for you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni Woods - February 8, 2011 - 8:08 PM

    Awwww this almost made me cry. You captured the moment to perfection. GREAT JOB. I can’t wait to see their wedding picsReplyCancel

  • Joseph Smith - February 8, 2011 - 9:39 PM

    1st Class…Simply wonderful and encouraging to see a real man respect and honor a real woman the right way; shower her with an overwhelming display of love from the heart!ReplyCancel

  • Chawntese - February 9, 2011 - 8:02 AM

    This was very beautiful!!! Congrats Marcus and KimReplyCancel

  • ANGIE B - February 9, 2011 - 11:58 AM

    HEY I DO NOT KNOW THE COUPLE BUT THIS SPECIAL MOMENT WAS AWESOME. AND J.WIGGS YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB ON THE PICS MANNNNN…. YOU ARE A VERY SPECIAL PERSON ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT. YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL SPIRIT ABOUT YOUR SELF AND YOU MAKE PEOPLE FEEL SO SPECIAL……….. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK J.WIGGS
    LOVE YA!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Daughrity - February 9, 2011 - 1:38 PM

    omg!!!! you did it again J. Wigg BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW!!!! PRECIOUS PICS!!! love it!! keep the good work up my friend!! PRECIOUS MOMENTS!! what a BEAUTIFUL couple!ReplyCancel

  • Tracie - February 9, 2011 - 1:52 PM

    This was simply beautiful! From the idea to the pictures, what a wonderful memory to have!! Congrats to the beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

  • Kisha - February 9, 2011 - 2:29 PM

    This was beautiful. He put a tremendous amount of thought into the proposal and you brought out the event beautifully. Those pictures of bricktown and Harkins were amazing, the city needs a new photographer 🙂 Great job as always.ReplyCancel

  • Brandis - February 9, 2011 - 3:09 PM

    This was absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Ava - February 9, 2011 - 3:10 PM

    This was so beautiful. J. you continue to bring such beautiful work into the world. I don’t know the couple but for a few minutes I felt a part of their world and their wonderful friendship/love. I enjoy seeing your work. Good job.

    Also congrats to the beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Sonja - February 9, 2011 - 4:26 PM

    Thats was SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!! You are GREAT! and they are a BEAUTIFUL couple!!ReplyCancel

  • Sheena Robinson - February 9, 2011 - 6:10 PM

    Very beautiful, I don’t know them and I have tears in my eyes! Congratulations to Kim and Marcus!ReplyCancel

  • Ms.Jewlery - February 9, 2011 - 10:56 PM

    Breath-taking! Perfect captures right around Valentines Day. I cried!!!! The photos were perfect and real..almost as if you were there! Amazing work J.Wiggs…Keep up the hard work!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rassoull - February 11, 2011 - 8:20 AM

    Masterfully, creative and utterly, classic. Congrats! Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Clarece Campbell - February 11, 2011 - 5:01 PM

    BEAUTIFUL! Congrats Marcus! How Exciting!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - February 13, 2011 - 8:41 AM

    That was awesome. You have a masterful eye for photography.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - February 14, 2011 - 11:19 AM

    Absolutely beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ebony Freeman - February 15, 2011 - 2:10 PM

    I’m sooo happy for you both! Kim you are sooo beautiful! I’m so proud of the woman you’ve become! Love you!ReplyCancel

  • LaKeysha - February 16, 2011 - 9:09 AM

    This is just beautiful. I was suprised to see this was in Oklahoma City. This was very thoughtful for her boyfriend very creative, classy and just plain elegant. What a suprise it gave me goose bumps looking at this. This pictures are just phenomenon and how can the photographer to be contacted?ReplyCancel

  • SARA LEE - February 16, 2011 - 6:44 PM

    I just wanted say that your work shows how professional you are and whenthat big day comes.I would diffinately chose you to capture that special moment.Thanks for all the wonderfull pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Najasila - July 8, 2011 - 11:05 AM

    Tears. I don’t know her or her man, but I am literally shedding tears. Amazing how photos can tell a story. I am beyond impressed, both by your ability to capture the moment and his entire presentation.ReplyCancel

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