Nicole write a fantastic blog and I have been a blog follower of hers for a long time! I was so excited when she emailed me asking to set up a time to take some photos of her and her boyfriend, at the time, for their Christmas cards. Nicole said that even though she and Todd weren’t engaged she was tired of not being able to send out adorable Christmas Cards like everyone else does this time of year. So, we decided to book a time for a quick little shoot. Nothing to lovey dovey she told me, since they weren’t engaged you know! Just some fun, classic, images of the two of them. I was so very excited to meet them both. I feel like I know Nicole and Todd so well because we follow each other on Instagram. I always loved seeing little glimpses into their life. Their love for travel, their love for all things Southern, their love of fantastic food and drinks, their love for their pet chickens (all with perfectly Southern Names), but I was even more exited to document their love for each other. I got a secret email from Todd a few days prior to the session, explaining that he had a little something planned, that he wanted to propose to Nicole during our Session!!! I couldn’t get over how perfect that would be. Nicole is definitely a planner and I know she knew something was in the works. So had they gone to a fancy place to eat, or a romantic location she would TOTALLY Have seen this coming, so I think it was fantastic that Todd contacted me on his own after she had planned the session on a Monday afternoon that held no significant meaning. I was so right!
Todd popped to his knee after I had only shot a couple of images and Nicole’s face was classic. She thought he was completely joking and making fun of the fact they were taking “engagement style” images even through they weren’t really engaged. Until he pulled out an incredibly beautiful diamond ring. Then it hit home. The giggles were amazing, and the look of surprise I believe was exactly what Todd was hoping for. “But its just a random Monday!!!!” she yelled! But it wasn’t.
Nicole and Todd, I cannot believe I was lucky enough to capture this moment for you. I am so happy for all that is to come in your love story!!! It only gets better from here!