Marriage Proposal in Downtown Birmingham
Last week, Cody emailed me asking if I was available on to photograph his marriage proposal in downtown Birmingham. A free Saturday in October is a rarity, but it just so happened that I had the morning free before heading out to photograph a wedding reception at the Whiskey Factory. I met up with Cody later that day to walk the downtown, hear about his ideas for the proposal and scout potential locations. When Cody and I walked up to the Community House and saw that we could create a private and intimate moment for him and Janessa, we knew our work was done. Next step was the marriage proposal itself.
Cody convinced Janessa that they were meeting up with his parents to take family photos in Shain Park in downtown Birmingham. It was his birthday the following day so the story made sense. As Cody stopped and started to talk with Janessa, I raised my camera and started to shoot as his marriage proposal in downtown Birmingham began to unfold. Janessa’s reaction was genuine and priceless. She answered with a resounding “yes” before shock, disbelief, and elation set in. It was a beautiful moment to witness.