Ohhhh–I’m one happy mama! My daughter’s fiancé popped the question in a surprise engagement proposal during a trip we took as a family to Tennessee to see the Foo Fighters in concert and to visit dear friends who live in Nashville. Trey and my husband cooked up the scheme and Alyssa and I were completely unaware anything was up.
The day Trey chose for their big moment turned out to be a bit colder than we all anticipated and drizzly as well…meaning Alyssa dressed warmly instead of the cute little dress she had intended to wear. We were all ready planning on doing the tour of the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville and having lunch at the Harding Place Restaurant there so although we were a little disappointed in the dreary weather, Alyssa and I didn’t think much about it. And I was glad I had my back camera to the back up camera to my good camera (meaning my old Nikon D80 that I don’t mind taking on vacations! I can’t bring my Nikon D610s!) A little drizzle of rain wouldn’t hurt it at all! And I had my little 5omm lens instead of a telephoto lens so I could pop it in my purse if needed.
Anyway, Trey walked around for 2 hours with that ring, loose in his pocket. We did the tour, the wine tasting, had lunch, visited the gift shop (twice!) and then walked out to the front of the mansion to take a few pictures. And that’s when he popped the question. Needless to say- Alyssa was shocked. I was shocked. We were all very happy. And being a photographer and taking photos of your own daughter’s surprise engagement proposal equals not very good pictures! Everything I know went completely out of my head as I was blubbering like a baby as our one and only baby said yes to her love. So, blurry, crooked and faraway, here are a few of the happy moments. Later, I even forgot to tell her to take her purse off-that’s how shook up I was taking these photos…these two have dated for 6 years so we’re happy it’s finally the right time for them! And so happy to welcome Trey to our family, although he has been part of it for so long now, he’s like a son to us already. I will be posting more as I fix my crying mama errors with them lol.