SURPRISE PROPOSAL! Brandon + Mariel // Cheekwood // Nashville Wedding Photographer

Seriously people, surprise proposals are so special to me and I love capturing them.

Brandon & I connected just a couple days before he was planning on popping the question. We had never met and only talked on the phone, but I could tell from talking to Brandon that he was so excited about asking his girl to be his FOREVER!

He decided on Cheekwood in Nashville which is GORGEOUS, especially this time of year!  So I told him to send me some photos of the two of them. He also sent me photos of the exact location where he wanted to propose.

Since it was such a PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL day I convinced my husband to come with me so I would also look less suspicious as someone with a big ‘ol camera, oh and I also made my husband carry my other big ‘ol camera.

We arrived a bit before Brandon + Mariel and it was PACKED at the area he wanted to propose!  I got a little stressed, but then I remembered that Brandon already thought through that and told me of an area off the beaten path nearby in case it was busy.

When I saw them coming in the distance I went into stalker mode. So as I not-so-noticeably stalked them, Brandon led Mariel to the area he had chosen as the backup plan. I made my way through the bushes and popped out on the other side and….

THE PROPOSAL!!!!!Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said YesSHE SAID YES!!!! Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - KissSurprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Pure Happiness - Engagement It was a SERIOUS success! No one was around, she was completely in shock! She squealed with excitement at the ring.Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Her reaction is pricelessNot only did she have tears in her eyes, but I did too… Then I looked over and saw my husband teary-eyed. Love is always a beautiful thing to see! Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - A job well doneAnd just like that… we were off for a quick mini-session to capture a chapter of their love story. Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - she loves the ring! Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Under the arch Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Engagement Session Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - in the cage Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - tree bokehThese two were seriously the nicest and cutest couple!  Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Nikon 105mm Their love was so easy to capture. Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Pure Happiness - Engagement Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Pure Happiness - Engagement - Leading Lines Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Pure Happiness - Engagement - Bokeh Flowers - Nikon d750Here’s a close-up of that incredibly gorgeous custom made ring. Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Pure Happiness - Engagement- Macro of lens - nikon d750 - 105mmWishing you two the best life has to offer!  Surprise Proposal at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - She Said Yes - Pure Happiness - Engagement - that's a wrap!

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