Naomi is engaged. Naomi. Is. Engaged. NAOMI IS ENGAGED!!!! YOU GUYS! My baby sister, the one that was my 5th birthday present, the sister that was my assistant at the beginning of my business, my FAVORITE baby sister, my last roommate before I got married, the sister that had to endure all my late night phone calls with Alex before I got married…. IS GETTING MARRIED! Excited is definitely an understatement.
After months of planning, and secret keeping, Paul let me into the secret and asked me if I would want to fly out to Atlanta to photograph the proposal. Hmm is that even a question!? Of course, I said yes and then it was my turn to do some planning on my side of America. After probably the longest month of my life and photography career, I was on a red-eye flight to Atlanta, but not before making sure I don’t post any photos on social media, stop sharing my location with my sisters and take as many photos of my girls as possible to hold me off while I was gone for a whole weekend!
And so the day came, and Paul’s sister, Dia and I woke up and went to the park to set up, for the midday proposal. Our original plan was to do it at sunset but considering that it was gonna rain in the evening, we said NOPE, let’s not take that chance. While Dia and I hid inside a huge collection of pine trees, Paul and Naomi were walking down the steps and towards the gazebo. It didn’t hit her that the whole thing was for her until she walked up the steps. Guys, I don’t think my hands have ever shaken as bad during a shoot. All I was thinking was, “please be in focus, please be in focus!” Thank you, Paul, for including me in yours and Naomi’s first special moment of your life together!
Later when I talked to Naomi, she said that it felt like she was dreaming through the whole thing, and then when she turned around and saw me, she thought to herself, “hmmm yea, definitely dreaming!” Naomi I wish your proposal was everything you dreamed of!
After the proposal, we went back to change, and we snuck back out before the rain hit to take some quick engagement photos in Duluth, Georgia, where fall, hit hard! So many good photos, can’t wait for many more sessions and their wedding day!