This isn’t just any proposal. This sweet couple below is incredibly special to me because McKenna is my current roommate. I’ve lived with her for almost three years and she has become one of my best friends. As you can imagine, in a house of three girls, we talk about relationships/singleness/dating a lot. But there is one moment in particular that I vividly remember. I remember McKenna and I sitting in our ENOs at the park last spring talking about having peace in the season of singleness we were both in at the time. I think we all had the desire to be dating but we knew God had a purpose for that season of being single and we didn’t want to waste that. I remember McKenna telling me she truly felt like God had given her contentment in singleness.
It’s so interesting that that conversation took place and that’s how McKenna felt because McKenna and Bobby met only a couple months later. I think it happens differently for everyone but I love that God gave Bobby to McKenna at a time when she truly felt peace with where she was in life and trusted God’s plan, whatever that was.
I didn’t know Bobby when McKenna first shared about him and while she had nothing but good things to say about him, it wasn’t until I met him that I was able to see how perfect they were together. It was clear immediately that with their faith at the center of their relationship and their desire to be married, things were off to a good start and were progressing.
Over the next few months, the talk of marriage came up and with no hesitations, Bobby began to ring shop and scheme of a proposal plan. Bobby asked me to be there to capture it and that’s exactly what I did. On a frigid day in late January, I went out to Bobby’s family’s wedding venue, Barn At Edgewood, and I hid behind a container and some wood and watched it all unfold. I’ve photographed a couple friends’ proposals before but McKenna’s reaction was so touching and I remember just saying “Awwww” out loud as I was photographing her squealing and jumping up and down.
It really was so special to be a part of this from beginning to end and I couldn’t be more excited to stand beside them in July as they tie the knot!! Here are a few shots from their proposal!
Bobby surprised McKenna by bringing her mom and sister from Ohio and North Carolina to celebrate with her and McKenna’s emotional reaction was the sweetest!