Right around Thanksgiving time, I got a call from a long time client with some great news. She was super excited to tell me that her daughter was getting engaged. If you know this mom, you know she struggled to tell me this without crying!! Everything she does is BIG and PASSIONATE! After all, why do something if it isn’t going to be the best it can be? Besides, this is her only daughter. And this guy… well he is definitely “the one”.
So, with his permission, she scheduled me to be hiding out at the location where he was going to propose to her. We had everything orchestrated so I knew exactly when they would arrive and where they would be when he dropped down on his knee.
When I arrived, I saw the mom, Debra and the groom’s mom in the Gazebo decorating with some beautiful rose petals and roses. The Gazebo was already decorated for Christmas, so it was absolutely breath taking. As they arrived and were walking toward the gazebo, I was hiding behind a big white Van in the parking lot. (along with the rest of the family)Alyssa and Joseph are high school sweet hearts. He absolutely adores her! She was completely caught off guard. She had no idea that tonight was “the night”.And SHE absolutely adores him! The ring was beautiful!They make each other laugh. (especially when the whole family is watching you get engaged to the love of your life)This is the start of an amazing love story!What a lucky girl! And now… all I have to say… is look out Carrollton!!! Debra is planning a wedding!Alyssa and Joseph, thank you for inviting me to your proposal! I can’t wait for the wedding!!!!
Just like any other business, Photography has “seasons”. The year is half over and we have already gone through dance season, and the first half of children, sports, school and senior season. But there are two seasons that are year round; Newborn babies and weddings. This week has definitely been a week of “working” the wedding season. Also, just like in every other business, the best clients come from referrals. And one of the perks of being in the wedding business is getting to go to some fabulous parties while meeting people that you can refer and can refer you.
And I’m the girl who doesn’t EVER get out of the house (unless I’m working). So when my florist friend Kevin May, of May Flowers and gifts, (shameless plug) asked me to go with her to the AWP and ISES Happy Hour on Monday, I was excited! It was a date. We really had a blast! I saw some old friends like photographer Allen Fagan and Mary Beth from Bride and Groom magazine. And I had the pleasure of meeting some new friends like Gail Rocquemore from A.D Parties & Events, Colin Alphonso from the new Windsor at Hebron Park, Jeff Christenson from Jay Fox Productions and Krystal Powell from Weddings by The Kreative Consultant. There were SO many more. I even had a glass of wine. (Kevin was driving).
And then… Kevin invited me to Culinary Art Catering’s grand opening of their Nuvo Room last night. The place was amazing. It is a very unique, modern, contemporary room in North Dallas. It was very different from any place I have seen before. And the food was SO beautiful. YES… it was BEAUTIFUL! The chef is an artist. And again, I met some wonderful people. And I also saw some of the same people that I met on Monday. What a fun week! Now, I’m back at the studio trying to get caught up on some actual work for a few short minutes. It’s time for “meet the teacher” at Homestead Elementary and my daughter is ready to go. But, my wedding “perks” aren’t over. Wait until you hear what I have planned for next week.