Guy Proposes to His Photographer Girlfriend with Camera Lens Aperture Box

Matthew Chalker wanted to surprise his girlfriend with an awesome proposal, so he created an super-sweet mechanical iris aperture engagement ring box – she said yes – because who wouldn’t after that effort?!

“I made an engagement ring box for my photographer girlfriend”

“It opens and closes like the aperture on a camera”

“The completed box, side view.”

“A whole lot of hours went into this, but I’m pleased with the results.”

“She said ‘yes!'”

It took Matthew over sixty-hours to create this masterpiece, which is based on designs found on, he wrote that he would consider crafting another – if the price were right.

I would be happy to make and sell another, but there is a significant time and material investment however. To complete a full box we’d be looking at $2000-$3000 dollars. If you’re interested, send me your contact information and we can talk details!

If you’re interested to see more of the amazing things Matthew creates, be sure to visit his website and follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

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