We Can Be Heroes . .

We Can Be Heroes . .

The bride wanted something special for her groom and the groomsmen, to show them that they were heroes in her life.  Check out some shots done in the Peter Kern Library bar and the "super hero" shot.

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Far From the Maddening Crowds: Sarah and Trent's Proposal in the Smokies

It's Fall, y'all, and that means that weekends in the Great Smoky Mountains are filled with visitors, looking to feel the crisp air and see the change in foliage.

So where is a young man to find a private spot to propose to his lady love?

And that is where I come in.  I found a spot for Trent that would give him the solitude needed to ask Sarah to marry him.  And you know, the canopy of trees to provide shelter from the rain did not hurt, either.

Let's have the pictures tell the story . . .

Can I get an "Amen!" for love?

Seriously, I really love shooting marriage proposals.  As I drove away from these two lovelies today, I thought how in Southern California, I practiced Family Law and helped couples end their marriage.  As I was reflecting on that, I was listening to Brad Paisley's "Rainin' You" and it was raining.  And I heard the lyrics, "I can't explain it, but I am baptized anew."  And I thought, "Yes - I am so much happier doing this than what I was doing then."  Couples like Sarah and Trent make my heart happy and I am joy-filled to help them start a life together.  Proposals, engagements, wedding:  it's a happier occasion and, heck - there's cake!

Good job with the ring, Trent!

The "after portraits" are always a delight - but then, the glow is still fresh!

A grey day, but in a quiet corner of the Smokies, the warmth and light of this man and woman shone! 

Congratulations to Sarah and Trent!

A Bridal Shoot at Ijams . . . Sort Of

A Bridal Shoot at Ijams . . . Sort Of

What happens when wedding portraits don't come out as planned?  It's never too late for a do over.  Or, even better - plan to do your wedding portraits on a day apart from your wedding and take advantage of a gorgeous setting and the right time of day.  Here are images done at Ijams Nature Center, part of Knoxville's Urban Wilderness, for a great couple, Megan and TJ.

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