One cold Winter morning, I was at my desk working on photos or blogging, and I received an email from a young man asking about proposal photos. I’ve always enjoyed doing those, as it’s fun to be a part of their huge moment. I also enjoy the challenge of being the proper photojournalist and keeping my cover. Jackson and Emily are adventurers and love the outdoors, so not just any setting for him to propose would suffice. The plan was for them to do some hiking and for him to carry out the proposal at Greeter Falls, in Southeast Tennessee. This plan would be magical, as you are about to see!! I will start by documenting my own journey down to the falls.

Greeter Falls

Greeter falls hiking

Tennessee hiking

Greeter Falls

Greeter Falls Tennessee

Greeter Falls

Greeter Falls

The temperature was nice, maybe high 50’s, but it was misty from earlier rain. Which makes for slippery conditions on the hiking trail. Maybe that’s why we didn’t see anyone else until we all hiked back up together. I just had to make sure I beat them there obviously, LOL! I had to be careful where I stepped and my best option was hiding behind this rock as Jackson and Emily made their way down the steep hill.

Greeter Falls proposal

Proposal at Greeter Falls

Outdoors proposal

If you think this was an adrenaline rush at this moment, you would be right!

Outdoors proposal

Outdoors proposal

Greeter Falls proposal

Greeter Falls proposal

Greeter Falls proposal

I knew it had to be a yes by these reactions! I could hear nothing except the waterfall and water flowing past me. Yes, there was still ice lingering from a cold snap earlier that week!

Greeter Falls proposal

Emily works at the church Jackson grew up going to in their hometown in Minnesota. The maintenance man at the church set them two of them up on a blind date, and they’ve been together a year now! I love the art of being a wing person. No friend should ever stop doing that!

Greeter Falls proposal

The deed was done, so I made my way over to greet them. Thankfully until then, I maintained my cover with Emily not noticing me! After that, I would document some moments between them after this monumental event, and the journey back up the hiking trail. I was impressed with Jackson’s creativity planning this out on their trip to Nashville. Emily thought the proposal was coming at a later date, so this was a pleasant surprise for her!

Engagement photos Nashville

Engagement photos

Greeter Falls engagement

hiking engagement photos

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos and story of this magicalĀ  proposal at Greeter Falls! Congratulations Jackson and Emily!

Greeter Falls engagement

Tennessee engagement

outdoors engagement photos