Hey, I’m Liz!
The most important part of what I do is telling your love story on your special day. I don’t just show up to your ceremony. I want to know the you beyond the camera so the photos I deliver are keepsakes that’ll be with you for decades. Your love story is the best inspiration for photos that last for decades.
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I am so excited to be posting this sneak peek blog today. When John emailed me Thursday night to ask me to photograph his proposal to now fiance, Debora, I jumped at the chance. A chance to photograph love unfolding in one of my favorite locations of all time….heck yes to that! The proposal was scheduled for the next day so we had work to do! I met John at the Crystal Gazebo located in the Opryland Hotel Garden Conservatory just 3 hours before the big event was supposed to go down. We walked around and chatted about best locations to stand and he told me all about Debora and his big plans to ask her to be his wife.
John and Debora had been together a year and that very day was their 1 year anniversary. They had previously talked about dating a year and then getting engaged. Their plans together were pretty set in stone from what I could see and he was obviously both extremely nervous and extremely excited to make her his wife. In talking about their plans to get engaged, Debora had told him that she wanted her future husband to not only give her his last name but also a middle name. Debora’s parents did not give her a middle name when she was born and she wanted her future husband to give her one. I think it’s so sweet that she wanted the man of her dreams to give her this. So…John set out trying to think of the perfect name and when he had picked one, he had a journal inscribed with her middle name and his last name. This journal would be given to her just moments before he popped the question. Anyone else notice the Lord of the Rings reference?
The handsome groom to be looking excited and nervous just moments before he left to pick up his future wife!
The stage was set and I had a couple hours to walk around and scout locations for their engagement photos after the big moment. I’ll be sharing more of those photos after the couples sees their images.
6pm rolled around and the big moment was here. John and Debora came walking down the path and arrived at the Crystal Gazebo just as the sun set and the lights came on to illuminate the gardens. He gave her the journal and her face says it all. Don’t take my word for it though because words truly can’t express the excitement and joy that I saw on Debora’s face as he got down on one knee and asked her to be his forever. She of course said yes and the rest is history! Congratulations John and Debora!