I know it sounds self-serving, but I think everyone should have proposal photos. Fortunately, Carter seemed to think that as well, and I was so honored and excited to shoot this incredible moment in his and Allison's lives. On Friday, I drove to Huntsville to the property Allison grew up on and that her family still shares. I'll leave the whole story-telling to them, but I will tell you that the kind of guy that thinks to organize proposal photos really thinks things through. This proposal involved over 200 flowers, enough Christmas lights to blow fuses (It happened. Twice, actually), 187 notes (!!!) posted down a mile-long driveway and one of the sweetest couples I know.
I try to shoot proposal photos similarly to the way I do a First Look at weddings. Translate that to say, I basically hide, then run away. Like this, but with a camera:
I was hidden behind a few spare hay bales, becase, you know, those are the types of things laying around in a hay loft, and as soon as Allison said (SPOILER ALERT!) "yes" and the hugs were mostly finished, I got out of the way and let them have time alone.
I'm so excited I was able to be there. Allison and I talked again on Tuesday at my second office, and their wedding this September already sounds amazing.
She found me.
To see all of Carter and Allison's proposal photos, go to http://photos.caleynewberry.com/carterallison/