July 29, 2023
This session started out innocent enough. Mabrey and Ethan were actually doing me a favor by being a model couple for me so I could get fresh content for a venue I’ve started working closely with, Mountain View Farms in Ashville, Al.
I had a sneaky feeling that upon their agreeing to help me in this way, Ethan would decide to go ahead and pop the question! That’s exactly what happened! It was so exciting!
Together with Mabrey’s mom and sister and help from the venue owners, we were able to pull off Ethan’s surprise proposal. The threat of major thunder storms had us scrambling to get the session done before the rain hit, but it caught up with us anyway. Thankfully we had to sit in our cars for only about 10 minutes until the storm moved out.
I methodically moved them from place to place around the property with the ultimate engagement location being the venue’s “Wedding Tree,” a huge old oak tree as the place where Ethan would propose!
Near the end of our “fake engagement session” and placed perfectly under the swagging romantic tree branches, Ethan dropped to one knee and presented Mabrey with a stunning diamond ring. She was speechless. Overwhelmed with emotion, she accepted the ring and threw her arms around his neck with glee! It was a beautiful moment!
The venue owner, Jeff, was able to be present and broadcasted the event on Facebook Live so that all of their friends and family could be present virtually! It was awesome.
A sweet, well styled engagement party awaited them when they arrived back at Mabrey’s family’s home. Such a fun evening.
Below are some of the images from this exciting surprise engagement. I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you for sharing in these beautiful moments with me!