a week ago today I was sitting out at the beautiful Arrington Vineyards anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2 very important people. It just so happens, I’d never met these people AND for that matter, 1 of them wasn’t to know that I was there…taking pictures of here. WHAT? see what I mean…I was anxious…but more like giddy.
I was completely giddy for these 2 people I had never met. I had been smiling all morning and was THRILLED to be out at Arrington that day to meet them and photograph this VERY special day in their lives. Just a few days before Austin had called me to see if I would be able to photograph his proposal to Courtney. YES!!! my instant answer. How sweet! as a photographer…and a girl, I think this is such a wonderful idea! I have no idea what all Josh said to me when he proposed (except what was in the newspapers and on the news…but that’s another story) and had the Nashville Flood of 2010 not happened our proposal would have been documented as well. So naturally, the fact that he cared enough to be thoughtful, thorough, and want to make sure she had images from this very special event to last forever…I knew he was a keeper and I was elated to help him out!
he had ordered a basket for a nice little picnic. I waited for them to come…nervous with each car that pulled up the gravel driveway. and they were finally there. confirming it was them, I was on to my stake out and my attempt at being the undercover paparazzi for their picnic and then proposal.
I was so happy the day was perfect for them…they seemed like the only 2 in the world at that moment!
and then it was time!!! I may or may not have squealed as he began to pull to the ring…and don’t brother asking if I cried, of course. this is just the sweetest moment between two people and being able to capture these sweet memories for them was a pleasure! enjoy the moment…
I think you can tell she said YES! it was just so sweet!
“hiya courtney!” your fiancé is the sweetest and hired a photographer to document this wonderful moment!
they were too cute and SO happy and she LOVED her ring, um what’s not to love!
naturally they started calling mom, dad, friends and family! such big news to tell!
I was able to grab a few shots of them together…now that she knew why I was there! they were so fun and happy!
Austin and Courtney, thank you so much for letting me be a part this special day! I loved being able to capture these wonderful memories for each of you! Congratulations you two!!!