i once was lost but now am found | proposal

Words are going to fail me here. I simply can not express how much I love this man. I have no way of saying how incredible our friendship and relationship is. There is absolutely no way I can put into words how much this proposal meant to me. The people, time, and thought that it took to pull this off makes my heart smile as I have never felt so damn loved in my life.
I won’t get too mushy here. I will just say that this man is my saving grace. Beyonce’s “Halo” always has been and always will be my song to my David.
SO!!!! A sweet friend of mine text me last week to set up a trash the dress shoot! I talked her into the most amazing idea and was SO excited for our evening sesh in the adorable field I use a lot lately. We had everything planned and although it was 107 degrees I was stoked! About an hour before I left David gave me a kiss and said he was off to wash his car. Thinking that my session was going to be extremely messy I wore baggy pants, TOMS, an old tattered shirt covered in paint, and threw my hair in pig tails. I seriously looked like the world’s biggest toddler πŸ˜‰
I got to the field about 15 minutes early and waited in my car soaking up the A/C while I could! Right at 730 I get a text from David that said β€œAmy come to the field”. For a second I thought he meant that he had driven by after getting his car washed and people were already out there!

I walked around to the field and this is what I saw!!!
I had my camera on me since I thought I was going to a shoot so I immediately took a picture when I realized what this was.
I will let the images below speak for themselves.

I am SO over the moon excited! Then the happy newly engaged photographer in me remembered that I had my camera on me and had to take my own pictures of his adorable set up!
At this point I was still unaware that someone was hiding out and taking pictures of us! After we had a few sips of champagne David looks towards the bushes/overgrowth and waves his hand. Out pops my best friend {who lives 5 hours away and I never see nearly enough} with camera in hand! {Nikon, naturally!} We ran towards each other in slow motion Baywatch style and cry like babies! My other close friend that helped devise this plan was out of town that weekend….otherwise she would have been hiding in the bushes, too πŸ˜‰He did such an amazing job making this “us”! From the vintage table+chairs, to the mason jars, the only champagne I will drink, the chalkboard with our initials and of course that Ring Pop {I’m obsessed with them}all in the beautiful field that I do so many of my sessions in.{Better ring shots to come! I was in a hurry and this image really doesn’t do it any justice!}

I am fully aware we all look like hobos on this day! HA! David said he didn’t want to risk dressing up before “leaving for the car wash” and with the heat+humidity being so absurd I am SO glad we both looked like bums and not just me. It was far too hot to be dolled up.

I have been through a lot of heartache in my life. I have made more mistakes than I care to admit. I also know without said heartache and mistakes that I would never truly appreciate this incredible man that wants nothing more than to make me happy.
I am so excited to marry my best friend and spend my life trying to show him how much I love him.

.never ever ever give up on love.

Ronda Wollard Originals - August 7, 2012 - 4:28 AM

I’m so happy for you! You got the guy AND the pig!!! Happy Fairytale to you, can’t wait for the wedding <3 I absolutely love that you stopped and took pics during this huge moment too!

Jennifer Baker - August 7, 2012 - 5:50 AM

Awww!!! That is so sweet. What a wonderful man!!! I also had my BFF there when I got engaged so I know how very special that makes it πŸ™‚ I’m so very excited for you!!!

Jessie Hartford - August 7, 2012 - 7:14 AM

Amy, I had tears in my eyes! I am so happy for you! I love that you took pictures, and love that he had someone there to take pictures as well. Congratulations! Your wedding is going to be wonderful!

Jena - August 7, 2012 - 8:35 AM

Wahhhh!!!!!!!!! Amy!!! Now I’m crying!!! lol. I am SO excited and happy for you!!!!

Kym - August 7, 2012 - 11:00 AM

EEEEP!!! You are shining!! Congrats and I cannot wait to see all of your wedding plans unfold!!!!

Abby - August 7, 2012 - 11:08 AM

That is soooo sweet! Congratulations to you guys!!

Debbie Cok - August 7, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Awwww that’s so sweet.Congratulations πŸ™‚

Debbie Cook - August 7, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Awwww that’s so sweet! Congratulations πŸ™‚

Karina Golembiewski - August 7, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Amy, I don’t know you, but I follow your work as a photographer. I just had to tell you that this whole scenerio was beautiful. And the fact that it was all documented, just gives me chills. Isn’t it amazing what power a photograph has? You will always remember this moment in your heart, but now, you will always have something to show your friends, family and children one day. Being a photographer is many things, but mostly a memory maker – I am blessed to be one, and LOVE that your BF was there to capture this. Your fiance is a doll! Congrats to you and hope to meet you one day, until then I will continue to follow your beautiful photography!

Kimmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy - August 7, 2012 - 11:18 AM

I’m SO thrilled for you guys πŸ™‚ Love you amy-Loo!

Melanie Wilson - August 7, 2012 - 11:35 AM

Beautifully written, Amy…and such a sweet, thoughtful proposal! You two have such an amazing love for each other and your future as husband and wife is going to be so wonderful! Congratulations πŸ™‚

Liz (LizzieB) - August 7, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Amy, I’m over the moon in excitement for you & David!!
As Ronda mentioned above.. you are loving the fairy tale.. you got the Guy and the PIG!! What more can a chick ask for?? ;}

Can’t wait for the wedding!! Can you say PARRRRRR-TAY!

Cris Passos - August 7, 2012 - 1:40 PM

I am really haaaaaapy for you, congratulations!!!
I have tear on my eyes!!!
xoxo, Cris

Janean Gray - August 7, 2012 - 1:49 PM

This totally made me cry!! I am so so so happy for you!! <3

Norita - August 7, 2012 - 2:08 PM

I am so happy for you two!

Monica - August 7, 2012 - 2:25 PM

OH MY GOSH! Congrats girly! I am so excited for you! Congrats on your fairytale!

Tonya - August 7, 2012 - 6:14 PM

I must say that I got a little choked up on this one. I didn’t even read anything at first. I just imagined the story in my mind as I looked over the photos. So sweet.

Its even more special that your friend was there to capture it every step of the way!


Christina - August 8, 2012 - 2:53 PM

I am soooo happy and honored that I was able to be there for such an amazing moment in your life. It made lying deep in the bushes well worth it to see you so happy. Dave is such a lucky man…and a good man. I am so beyond thrilled that you have found someone who appreciates you for everything that you are….(besides me) πŸ˜‰
I love you and I can’t wait to put together “our” big day!! πŸ˜‰

Grandma - August 8, 2012 - 7:18 PM

What a sweetheart he is !!!! We are very, very happy for you both and love you very much. Exciting news !!!! LOVE YOU !!!!

Grandma and Pa

Kimberly Cheatham - August 9, 2012 - 1:19 PM

I wondered where the pictures were coming from since you and Dave were both in them! What a great story with such a happy ending. Congratulations to you both!!


Mom - August 9, 2012 - 8:27 PM

Daddy and I are just over the moon thrilled for you! Love you BOTH! xoxo

Wendy Wooten - October 19, 2012 - 9:00 AM

So sweet! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures.

Mandi Beam - October 19, 2012 - 10:43 AM

So happy for you Amy and I can’t wait to see the wedding photos too!! : )

Deb - October 19, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Wow! What an amazing story! You are blessed to have your special moment captured so that you can forever remember it! πŸ™‚ Your ring is absolutely gorgeous too! Your man did an awesome job all around! πŸ™‚

Heather Stockett - October 19, 2012 - 3:27 PM

Congrats!! I love this post!! I’ve actually read it twice today πŸ™‚ Prayers for many, MANY blessings in your marriage.

Katie Brockpahler - October 19, 2012 - 4:48 PM

So sweet! And it was so exciting that you have the images to cherish forever!

Kelly G. - October 19, 2012 - 10:03 PM

What an amazing proposal. You have a GORGEOUS ring!!! Congratulations. I love that your fiance had your friend hiding and taking pictures. So sweet.

Kelli - October 23, 2012 - 9:15 AM

My god Amy, I am so happy for y’all. I can’t wait for this wedding. I am sure it is going to be absolutely amazing. I would also like to share the fact that my soon to be sis-n-law is the best woman my brother has ever dated. Not that there was many. I am so glad to call you my sister. I can’t wait for the big day. Oh and you made me tear up, a lot actually.

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