Ebony wanted to take John to Gatlinburg for his birthday. She made all the arrangements and they planned on staying for the weekend. John thought this would be a great time to ask Ebony to marry him. He has been making her think he would do it Dec 21st. He kept telling her to make sure she was available that date and he had something planned. She had it in her head that was the date! She bought a new dress already, planned to get her nails done and everything because she was ready for him to ask!
Photographing couple’s proposals is one of my favorite things! You never know what to expect and it is a secret so I have to pretend I don’t know them and stay my distance until he gets down on one knee! I was at the top waiting for them to come up, John sent me a picture of them and we both described what we were wearing and was communicating through text. When they got to the top, I stayed back and just waited.
To say that Ebony was shocked is an understatement! She was yelling, crying, jumping up and down! She reacted the way you would hope a girl would react! After he asked her, while she was hugging him, she saw me taking pictures. She later told me, I thought.. ” I hope that girl will email me a few of these pictures!” Then when she realized I was in on it, that blew her away!
I am getting to be an emotional person the older I get and I had tears rolling off my face by the end of it!
After She went to the bathroom to clean herself up and get herself together. I told her we were going to take a few pictures and then we had another surprise. We were going to another location to take more pictures! She was all about it! I love her to death! She was so giggly and just couldn’t believe it!
As you can see, I wanted them to look at each other and just relax. She couldn’t stop laughing! She kept telling him! “You got me GOOOD!!”
On the ride down she made lots of phone calls, but most of her family and friends already knew!! She was yelling and screaming! It was quite a scene!! LOL
We then went to Emerts Cove in Gatlinburg and took some beautiful photographs over there! John made sure she brought another shirt and extra makeup! He had this all planned out!
Again, she can’t stop giggling!! Love it!
Ebony is jumping up and down yelling “Thank ya Jesus!”
Having that special moment captured is so precious! Guys, when you ask a girl to marry you. Remember to have a photographer there!!!
John and Ebony are a beautiful couple! They look so wonderful together! I wish you both many many years of a long and happy marriage! I have never laughed so much and cried all within the same session!!