Foothills Parkway Leap Day Surprise Proposal
Manuel contacted me weeks ago about planning a surprise proposal for his now fiance, Myra. He planned to surprise her on their road trip from Florida up to the Smoky Mountains. He knew he wanted a mountain view and we worked together and decided the Foothills Parkway would be the perfect location for him to pop the question!
Annnndddd he knew if at all possible, that he wanted to proposal on Leap Day, that was they would have a special once every 4 year anniversary to celebrate the day. I know y’all, Manuel is seriously the most thoughtful and planned to much for this moment to make it absolutely perfect for his fiance.
Everything was set for a perfect proposal…
had the location picked out, had the ring, we had coordinated a time and everything. Well, of course plans don’t always go perfectly. The night before this big proposal a huge snow storm moved into the NC area and these two and Myra’s kiddos were totally snowed in at their Airbnb. We remained calm; decided to just wait it out until the next day and keep our fingers crossed that the sun would come out.
Finally, at about noon the two were finally able to make it out of their Airbnb and were headed to Foothills Parkway! Myra having no idea what a huge surprise Manuel had planned. When the two arrived to the Foothills Parkway I stayed back and just acted like another tourist taking in the gorgeous view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Manuel and I gave each other a little head nod when he arrived. And I waited for him to pop the question. When he did of course Myra shed of few tears and said “YES!” Still having no idea they were being photographed; I just stayed back and documented this special moment for this amazing couple!
After we all pretty much got done crying. It was EMOTIONAL y’all, I may have been tearing up behind my camera. We snapped some picture of the two of them, then included Myra’s children who were super excited about the engagement! I hope so happy for this little family and cannot thank Manuel enough! It was seriously so special to able to document this moment for these two!
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I am a Gatlinburg Wedding Photographer and Licensed Smoky Mountain Photographer based in East Tennessee. My specialties are weddings, adventurous elopements and family sessions. I have a passion for capturing the real moments of love and adventure for the couples and families I work with. To find out more about who I am head right here.
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