Engagement Pictures

We got our proofs for our engagement pictures back today. They look awesome!
Evan Baines did a great job and we can’t wait for him to shoot the wedding. Looking at those pictures just make me so happy, Jennie is absolutely beautiful and we have such a good time together. She is going to be such a great wife, I’m excited and so very blessed!

Check’em out!

Engagement Pictures

This past Saturday, Chad and I went down to Nashville for our engagement pictures.  We were originally going to have Ashley (Chad’s sister) take them, but we ended up getting them as part of our wedding photography package.  After seeing some examples, I was excited about taking them.  I thought it would be nice to have some pictures up around the house where Chad wasn’t in a tux and I wasn’t in a white dress.

When we got there, Evan had some cute scenes all ready for us.  He told us where to stand, but said that he wouldn’t be directing us very much.  He simply said, “Every time I click, do something different, and if you feel inspired to kiss, go ahead.”  Well, after about 10 shots, everyone realized that we really needed some directing.  Chad was trying, but all I could do was smile and stare at the camera.  We just didn’t know what to do.  It was very awkward trying to look all lovey-dovey in front of a couple photographers.  The most uncomfortable time was when we were asked to dance.  We felt really silly as we barely swayed to some jazz music.

As the day progressed, it got a little easier.  The last pictures we took were at Percy Priest Dam.  We stood together on a little rock peninsula and looked out over the water.  It was a little chilly, so we held each other tight.  The best part was the photographers were at least 10 feet away, and we never knew if they were shooting or not.  It almost felt as if we were alone.  Later that night, Chad’s dad asked, “How did your dam pictures go?”

Evan said he probably shot about 600-700 pictures of us that day.  From what he showed us on his camera, they look like they’re going to be great.  I can’t wait to see them and share them with you all.

The Proposal

It was New Year’s Eve. Chad and I had planned to go to a game night and ring in the New Year with some friends. Because we were going to meet them at 6:00, we went to an early dinner at Outback. Chad mentioned that he forgot to bring the games, so he asked if we could stop by really quick to get them. When we got there, he said he was going to run in and get them, but I told him I had to go to the bathroom. He said ok and when he opened the door, I saw he had his living room set up beautifully with roses, rose petals, and candles. He had soft piano music playing and displayed pictures of us. It hardly looked like his house. His sister, Ashley, was a big help in this. On the table, he had a bible imprinted with the name “Jennie Webb” and the ring. I instantly knew what was going on. We hugged for a moment, and then he led me over to the table, picked up the ring, got on one knee, and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! The ring is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. He had a camcorder hidden in the corner to record the event, and he was supposed to turn it on before I came in. However, my bladder changed that plan.

We eventually made it to the game night, but didn’t stay too long. We went to my place, where we had some sparkling grape juice, and we celebrated the New Year and our engagement together. It was certainly the most amazing New Year’s Eve of my life!