Yup, that’s right! I shot engagement photos of a fellow Nashville wedding photographer and his fiance! It was different for him being on the business end of the camera, and it’s not like he could shoot his own engagement or wedding photos, so I was honored to accept the task. The photographer who is the lucky groom is Marty Wayne who has been a friend of mine for several years, and has a good following here. His website is www.copleyphotography.com . I was really excited for him when he met Destuny, and later got engaged. Once in a while we meet at Hickory Falls restaurant in Smyrna and drool over the carrot cake….the last couple times we met, Destuny joined us, and I could tell how happy they are together….I was so glad to see that he found someone who took time to get to know him and appreciated him, which trust me, is not an easy thing to do these days when dating. He met Destuny who spoke with him about doing a photoshoot and they just clicked. Marty and I get along so well since we both are very charismatic and outgoing, and love what we do. Destuny is very nice, and I can tell that they really feed off each other, enjoy each others’ humor and just seem so comfortable and energetic together!
So, we went on location to some places that mean a lot to them….the zoo, and a local marina and picnic area where they have spent time before. We wanted to capture them having fun and capture a candid, storytelling, journalistic mood in the photos. And that was done very naturally. It’s encouraging for photos to capture such emotion and love without having to prod them into looking like they like each other, LOL! They are working on a wedding date now, to take place at Belmont Mansion, which I look forward to as well! Congratulations Marty and Destuny!