A surprise proposal caught on camera!
Tyler contacted me a few months prior to a trip he was planning with his longtime girlfriend Lacy. He wanted to propose to her when they got to NC and wanted it captured so they could share the experience with friends and family back home. So we went to planning. He even had his hat shipped to me a few days prior so he could have it for the photos session we were going to have after she said yes. When I showed up to the Esmerelda Inn in Chimney Rock, I played it cool and acted as if I were photographing the Inn for a new brochure they were putting together, to advertise their wedding facilities. I asked the cute couple walking by if they wanted to be in the brochure and if they would mind posing by the waterfall for a few shots. Of course they were up for it...wink wink. Out back by the waterfall, the magic happened! He got down on one knee, her mouth dropped open, her hands curled up with excitement, he put the ring on...
and she said YES!!!!
Somebody was quite happy!
After a few minutes of letting it settle in, we answered all of Lacy's questions and explained how he had been planning this all along. She was so happy! They rode all the way on his Harley. We had to incorporate their love of riding with some of these. We had a few hours before sunset and had a great time playing around Lake Lure and Chimney Rock.
A favorite of Tylers...
Definitely a very cool couple! Cannot wait to hear all about the wedding plans!