Proposal at Love Circle
Have you ever thought about witnessing that one single moment in time that changes everything in a couples life? The moment that the woman becomes the bride to be or the groom an official groom??
Well few weeks ago I was in the right place at the right time. I was meeting a client ( a cool drummer from Canada! More on that later!) and I arrived early. I had my family with me as it was a gorgeous evening and I thought we would all go out after my session downtown. The kids were running around and playing tag while Kurt and I were admiring the Nashville skyline from atop the most interesting hilltop in Nashville, Love Circle. We had watched a young couple walk up the steps and find the perfect spot to snuggle up and admire the skyline. It hit me then why this place was called ‘Love’ park. All the love birds come and hangout and enjoy the romantic views of the city.
My client was running a little late and so we were all just hanging out, I saw a car pull up and I though ‘oh there he is’, but I quickly realized it was just another couple coming for a romantic date night atop Love Circle.
I watched as they were selecting there spot and the young man kept looking at me, I realized I must have been starring, oops. Oh to be young and in love… Have I mentioned what a hopeless romantic I am?? Little did I know at the time he was very confused… as if I knew what was about to happen…
Anyways, as I stand there I see him digging in his pocket and I hear the woman say “ oh my gosh! No way!!!” And all of the sudden it hit me HE IS PROPOSING!!! So I immediately start snapping photos! I walk around to get a better angle, the woman says “ Oh my gosh!! You even hired a photographer!!!!” All the while she is wiping tears and he is trying so hard to contain his thrill! He says to her, “Um, I don’t know her..” LOL The look of disbelief and confusion was evident on her face. I stopped snapping photos long enough to say , “Hey don’t worry I will get your info and get these to you! Y’all enjoy this moment and don’t mind me!!”
This one moment made my little romantic photographer heart sooo happy!! The surprise and emotion was so raw and real!! We snapped a few photos and then I gave them some space. They sat down and celebrated with some wine and phone calls to their people sharing the wonderful news. This was the most precious couple and I just can’t express how blessed I felt to be there, to witness that moment. The moment he asked and she said yes, the moment they truly began linking their lives together, promising forever and committing to each other.
There was talk they would need a photographer later on and we have been in contact and while I would be absolutely thrilled and delighted to be their wedding photographer, they have made my year by sharing their moment with me. I look forward to all the future love stories and will be praying for this couple, as I do with ALL my couples as they begin this their journey together.
Here’s a sneak peek at this sweet moment, for a sweet couple!