The Beauty Spot Proposal – When Trae told me that he wanted to propose to Melanie, I knew it had to be at the Beauty Spot in Erwin, Tennessee. Melanie has always said that she wanted me to capture her proposal so Trae contacted me to work on how we were going to make this happen without Melanie knowing that she was going to get engaged. If you follow my work at all, you will recognize Melanie. She’s my go to person when I have an idea because I know she’s down for anything. You may recognize her and Trae from this post (I need to get on catching up on posting my sessions!) I had told her I had a great place in mind for a photo session, and I wanted to do one of her and Trae to add to my portfolio on my website. I told her the color that I thought would photograph the prettiest. Trae even tried to talk her into a different color but she “thought” this session was for me and knew that I was particular about colors. Haha. I laughed when she told me that because I just kept thinking “if you only knew what was happening.” Keeping these two straight in my messenger was probably the hardest part because they usually have the same profile pic or one that is similar by this super killer wedding photographer named Jyn. Maybe you’ve heard of her *insert winky face* I had to constantly double and triple check who I was talking to so I wouldn’t accidentally spill the beans.
The day of the shoot arrived and it was such a gross, yuck day. No sun. Nothing. Just gloom and doom. We still went on with the session because, duh, Mel was getting engaged that day. We trekked around the mountain as I kept track of the time for the sunset we didn’t think we’d have. The time came. The sun came out!!! I can make the sun come out for my sessions, y’all. Magic. I’m happy to report that Melanie had no idea. We managed to keep it a secret and execute it perfectly.
If you’re wanting to capture your proposal, shoot me a message and let’s talk. I can make the sun come out. Remember that.
I’m currently booking my remaining 2018 wedding dates at $200 off my listed price. If you’d like me to shoot your wedding day or elopement, hit me up. Let’s do it.