"It has made me better, loving you...It has made me wiser, & easier, & brighter"

(Henry James)

The story of Austin & Rachel's proposal is one I have been dying to share with you! A few weeks ago, I got a call from Austin asking if I had any photo shoots on Friday, July 3. Once I told him I was free, he let me in on the secret that he was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Rachel. Now, if you know these two, you know they are made for one another. I haven't been able to spend very much time with them, but as soon as I saw the way they interact with & love one another, it was clear to me that they are two of the lucky ones who found their forever in each other. So many of their friends describe them as world changers & a power couple whose whole heart is Kingdom-focused. The weather forecast was spotty, as it always is on a Georgia summer evening, but the Lord blessed their proposal by bringing out the most perfect sunshine. As Rachel & Austin walked up the stairs leading into the secret spot he had planned in Piedmont Park, I hid in the bushes (not well, might I add, since I looked like a total creep) to capture every moment. Austin said,  "I simply lost all of my words. I couldn't think of anything but the fact that I love her & want her to be my wife". Thankfully, he didn't need any other words to say to convince her to agree wholeheartedly. Que the tears!! One of the very first things they did as an engaged couple was to pray with some of their close friends who were not able to be at the proposal. PS-Not only did Austin pick out the perfect ring & plan a killer proposal, he had the forethought to include all of their friends & family. Gentlemen, take notes! I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from their big night. Don't forget...celebrate LOVE!