Kacie + Jonathan | Proposal

Jonathan texted me about a week ago asking me for some cool proposal spots in Memphis. I immediately texted him back with “I need deets.”
You see, Andrew and I have known Jonathan for a few years through Street Reach Memphis, and for years Andrew and I have always thought Jonathan needed to date this certain girl. In my mind I had agreed to give him ideas if and only these proposal plans were for her. Thank goodness he answered with Kacie’s name in that text! ;)

 

Memphis was where Kacie and Jonathan met and have served with Brinkley Heights Ministries and Street Reach for several years alongside other wonderful staff and volunteers. Their love and passion for the city of Memphis and the children and families of the Binghampton area overflows and is evident by their commitment to serve. Jonathan chose to propose at the Beale Street Landing, a place where he and Kacie had visited before. Kacie’s co-workers made her think they were all going to dinner downtown, only to make a detour and drop Kacie off in a park where two signs led her to a staircase where Jonathan was waiting for her. They walked over to Beale Street Landing where Jonathan popped the question and then Andrew and I surprised her.

 

Kacie and Jonathan, words really cannot express how truly excited we are for you two! We can’t wait to see how the rest of your story unfolds!


Kacie & Jonathan – 28 February 2015

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  • Jill Truesdale - March 1, 2015 - 6:31 AM

    The pictures are gorgeous and the story is the best. The shots are perfectly capturing their love for each other.

    God has and continues to write a beautiful love story.

  • Sandi Sutton - March 1, 2015 - 3:34 PM

    I have known Jonathan and his family for many years—in fact I was an Intern Teacher in his Second Grade Class at Alcoa Elementary.

    What a lovely couple. And WOW—I never knew how beautiful Memphis was. Your photographs are breathtaking.

    Thank you ALL for sharing this wonderful news.

  • Mary @ Mid-South Bride - March 2, 2015 - 1:48 PM

    Love this story!!! Great job capturing the experience and how much these two love each other! :)

  • Errin - March 2, 2015 - 9:51 PM

    These are gorgeous, Amy Dale!!!!!

Best of Weddings | 2014

I can’t believe another year has gone by. These incredible couples along with their families and friends have made my year so fantastic! Words cannot express the love, joy, and even friendship that has been gained over the last year due to these people. It’s hard to pick out a few favorites from the weddings this year, so I may have picked out… umm… more than 10. :D


Anyway, I absolutely loved being able to capture these moments and creating beautiful portraits for my couples. I couldn’t be more proud of this year and the images that my sweet couples have to cherish their wedding day memories with. Congratulations to all my couples and a huge thank you to each of you. So many of you have truly made my year amazing! xoxo


Best of Weddings – 2014

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Behind the Scenes | 2014

Every time I come across a photo of a second shooter, assistant, or me shooting, I just laugh. Shooting weddings and other sessions is exhausting! You start out looking all cute and great for the first part of the day and then by the end of the night you are just a wreck! You’re on your feet for 10-12 hours with little food and break and you’re brain is in constant thinking mode, anticipating the next move, shot, and reorganizing all of your thoughts as you are flexible in the moment as things are always changing. This year I’ve danced my legs off, rocked my ears deaf, broken a lens in half, nearly killed two camera bodies, fallen too many times to count, climbed walls and trees, Macgyvered a flowergirl’s dress back together, rebuilt several hairdos, and so much more. It’s been an eventful and great year! :D


I’ve had the amazing honor to have some talented shooters come with me this year. This year was especially fun because I went from being 1-8 months pregnant through the shooting season! Here I am typing this post and could go into labor any hour now. I am so grateful for these talented people! Most of the photos below you will see are from them and at the end of the post you will see some of the faces that made this year so great. Great big THANKS go out to Peter Conrey from Memphis, Nina Price from Philadelphia, Rebecca Dodson from Memphis, Mark Arnold from Dallas, and Jim Heine from Philadelphia for coming in this year to shoot with me!!!!


I also want to say a crazy, ENORMOUS, thank you to my husband, Andrew. He works his own full-time job only to come home many times and have me drag him to weddings on the weekend and shoots on weeknights. He is my light tester, my bag carrier, my drink and food getter, my use the bathroom reminder, my setter-upper and tearer-downer, my driver, my sounding board, and my biggest supporter. Without him this season or any season, I couldn’t have done it all. Andrew, there is no other person I would rather come alongside me for these high-paced, whirlwind times! I love you!


Behind the Scenes – 2014

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Thanks, Mark, Jim & Nina!!
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Thanks, honey!

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