Love at Laurel: Lexi + Alex's Marriage Proposal

Love at Laurel:  Lexi + Alex's Marriage Proposal

When Alex had his girlfriend, Lexi, wake up early to hike to Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, she had no idea what was in store.  Read on about a marriage proposal beside the GSMNP's best known cascade.

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Hurricanes and Snow Can't Stop the Love: Brianna + Dustin's Marriage Proposal

Hurricanes and Snow Can't Stop the Love: Brianna + Dustin's Marriage Proposal

It's May!  Springtime!  So why is it snowing in the Smokies and what are we going to do about the roads blocked by trees toppled in 98 mph winds?  Despite these conditions, Dustin still got to bring his lady love to the Smokies and ask Brianna to marry him - read their story!

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By the River's Edge: Devon and Stephan's Marriage Proposal

By the River's Edge: Devon and Stephan's Marriage Proposal

Another beautiful couple's marriage proposal in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Meet Devon and Stephan, and relive their happy moment by the Little Pigeon River, as Stephan gets down on one knee and pops the question!

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Justin + Jenny: a marriage proposal in Cades Cove

Justin + Jenny:  a marriage proposal in Cades Cove

Fortune smiled on Justin and Jenny when the smoke from wildfires cleared and the sun shone when he proposed to her in historic Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Come hear the story and see the pictures of my latest proposal to be photographed!

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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!

Happy Trails to David and Marleth: a Marriage Proposal in the Saddle

Happy Trails to David and Marleth: a Marriage Proposal in the Saddle

What could be more romantic than to ride horses along a wooded trail in the beautiful Smoky Mountains to the top, and with the mountains spread out below you, ask for your lady's hand in marriage?  It is great fun for me to not simply photograph a marriage proposal, but to assist the groom-to-be in planning the right spot and making it happen.  The world is my studio - let me be there with you!

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