Rachel & Mike’s engagement story (as told by Mike):
So, the big question, how do you do it and how do you make it special…

That was going through my mind for the days/weeks/months up to the actual proposal and throughout all my thoughts and consultations with other marrieds – I had nothing. Didn’t have a clue how to make this an extra special time for both of us.We eventually had a big dinner with some friends at a nice restaurant downtown, but I wasn’t feeling so hot, the dinner wasn’t that fantastic and the restaurant was too noisy – so I had to leave it in my pocket (thankfully it didn’t wander off) and think again.

The closer to Christmas it got, the more anxiety I felt, so I decided to just go ahead and ask via our Christmas tree. I put it on a ornament hanger and figured the sparkle would eventually catch her eye and that would be that. Nope. As we were getting ready to leave the house to see some friends, I heard her click the tree lights off. Running into the living room, I turned them back on and pointed out our new ornament to her. It was then that the old traditionalist in me dropped to one knee and asked her to marry me. It was just like that.

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Leah and I are really excited to go back up to Tennessee to photograph their wedding in a few months! Have a great day and check back here tomorrow for another engagement session post!
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