Mary Grace was 12 when I met her at Stroudsville church of Christ. She had long brown hair and a friendly smile. She was kind to my Madison right from the start. We did pictures when she went to proms and for her senior session. She did some others with me just whenever we both could. Last fall I got a phone call from her boyfriend Reece who was planning to surprise her with a marriage proposal. We were so great at keeping that secret that people should be so proud of me. lol!! I saw her at church and things and I just had to keep quiet!! We met at Opryland Hotel where he asked her under the lights of a beautiful floral covered gazebo. I photographed it and she cried when she saw that he asked me to be there and photograph the proposal. People looking at the Christmas lights over the balcony got to see, and they cheered when she cried and said yes. I got to photograph them calling the moms and showing off the ring, via FaceTime. I could not have been happier for them! They set their wedding date right away. I couldn't be more excited that they choose to have their reception at the Events at Tranquility venue. Its just beautiful there and Dawn, who runs it, will let you have your engagement session there as well.
We got to the venue and it just couldn't have been a prettier day. We met Dawn there and she greeted us with her smile and sweetness. Mary Grace had her hair and makeup done at Classic Trends Hair Salon. She looked so stunning. Reece will agree when I say she's always pretty but she looked extra special for her pictures. Reece looked classic in his khakis and button down shirt.
We thought about going to the bottoms near the river but I am glad we stuck to a smaller space and explored a bit. These are some of my favorites. I am so ready for these warm beautiful evenings and I can't wait until their wedding!!!!
I hope you all had fun looking at these! I can't wait to get the gallery up and ready for them!!