Engaged! David & Elise : Piedmont Park

A few weeks ago, I was surprised to receive an email from a young man I went to college with. I knew that he was dating one of my sorority sisters, and my initial thought was, "Why didn't Elise just email me herself?" Then I read his message, and I got so excited. David was the one to email me because he was planning to propose to Elise, and he wanted me to be there to capture it. My response went something like this: "Yes, of COURSE I'll pretend to do family portraits of you and Elise together while secretly waiting for you to get down on one knee. I'd love to. OMG I'M SO EXCITED." Except I made it sound infinitely more polished and professional. Duh :)

So on a warm afternoon in June I met Elise and David at Piedmont Park with their adorable samoyed puppy to create a collection of family portraits for them to hang in their new home. And, of course, to wait for David to drop down on one knee.

Elise was so surprised to see me, because David had lied and said that he found a great deal on a photographer on Groupon. Ha! He's so crafty.

These two are so cute and comfortable together, and their puppy is ADORABLE. Look at that face!

IT'S SO FLUFFY I WANNA DIE!! (Name that movie reference :))

Here we go.

I love that Elise's response was to cover her face with one hand when David got down on his knee, and then to cover her face with two hands as he proposed. She was so shocked!

SHE SAID YES!!

I am so excited for these two!

David looks SO happy in this one!

Yay for being engaged!

I would like to have a moment of silence for this ring. Seriously, David, you have my respect. This this is GORGEOUS!

The happily engaged couple :)

And last but not least, when I asked Elise if she had any pictures in mind that she really wanted to have, she said she wanted a picture of her puppy with the skyline. How could I say no to this face? :)

Congratulations David and Elise! I am so excited for you, and I can't wait for you to get married!