Meet Drew and Alyssa. They live in a small Midwestern city, and took their first vacation together as a couple, to Nashville! Alyssa contacted me and told me they’ve never had a proper photoshoot together and wanted a fly on the wall documenting their day out without awkward poses. They came to the right documentary¬† photographer for that. However, I had no idea the day in the life photoshoot would be an unexpected marriage proposal, but I love it! Follow along, you’ll see.

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proposal Nashville

Nashville engagement

Nashville engagement

proposal Nashville

Alyssa and Drew have been together for four years, and this vacation means a lot to them. It wasn’t possible until now because Drew completed a grueling medical residency program and now works as an ER doctor which is remarkable. As I told him, that’s amazing and noble, but I hope to not need your services. Alyssa also had to complete her education and now she educates America’s children by being a teacher! So, life has happened, but now they’re living the dream!

proposal Nashville

proposal Nashville

Drew went to college with Alyssa’s brother, so that mutual connection is what brought them together.

proposal Nashville

proposal Nashville

This is the part that neither Alyssa or I knew was coming! But that’s what made it even better! Both of them are somewhat reserved and modest, but this really showed spontaneity and creativity on Drew’s part! I saw him get down on his knee and I thought, wow, is this happening? Yes! Yes, it is! All I could hear was yes!

proposal Nashville

proposal Nashville

proposal Nashville

proposal Nashville

proposal Nashville

It was fun documenting the natural moments of interaction between them as they collect their thoughts. I am so happy for Alyssa and Drew and was honored to be entrusted to document this unexpected marriage proposal in downtown Nashville! I think the highlight of the experience was not knowing what milestone would happen! Congratulations guys, and I look forward to hearing more of your news!!

proposal Nashville

proposal Nashville