One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is getting to share in those intimate and epic moments in my clients lives. Moments like the birth of a child, their first kiss as husband and wife, the anticipation of a new child, or in this case, the moment they decide to spend the rest of their lives together.
I was absolutely thrilled when Jacob contacted me and asked me to take part in his proposal to Morgan. I had done Senior Portraits for Jacob’s sister Claire last summer and been able to get to know the family better. Jacob had everything planned weeks in advance, so all we had to do was set up, and wait for the big moment.
Jacob wanted to propose at a quarry outside of Oak Ridge that he and Morgan had often taken walks at. He ordered sunflowers, had a blanket by the water, and had lined the path with photos of them together throughout their relationship. It was perfect! I found a spot to hide and then just had to be patient, which was pretty hard.
The big moment arrived…
And it was like the whole world just got still for that short moment…
And then she said yes!
It was really a beautiful moment and one I know they will cherish for years and years. After a few moments for the reality to set in Morgan turns and goes, “What’s that clicking noise?” I popped up like a total creeper from the woods and was like, “Hi! Congratulations!!” To my surprise, and relief, she was excited and took it all in stride. We then spent the rest of the afternoon reveling in their excitement and doing several engagement photos.
It was so much fun to do the engagement photos right then when emotions were high and everything was so exciting! Jacob and Morgan are so perfect for each other and compliment each other so well.
Jacob and Morgan congratulations! I loved getting to know you and your love story better. I can’t wait to see where life takes you and the amazing time you are going to have together. Jacob, thank you for being a romantic and including me in a truly beautiful day. I’m so excited to get to know you both better.