Yuko-en on the Elkhorn
Japanese Friendship Gardens
Last Tuesday night I had the absolute honor of photographing my sister-in-law’s surprise proposal. Her boyfriend, David, contacted me a couple days prior and was insistent on getting it on camera. Me being a photographer obviously (and excitingly) obliged.
That was the easy part! I was SOOOOOO nervous in the couple days leading up to the proposal I thought I would be sick! I don’t really know why I was so nervous, I wasn’t the one proposing.
The afternoon of the proposal the weather was terrible. It was so bad I expected to see Dorthy and her little dog flying past my window at any moment! Bryan and I were scrambling trying to find an indoor alternative in case it didn’t stop raining. As I was getting in my car to head towards Georgetown, the sky cleared and the sun came out. My prayers had been answered and I swear I could hear angels singing ;).
I have never been to Yuko-en on the Elkhorn before. It is this beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden in Georgetown, KY that is directly next to Cardome, a popular wedding venue. There is a beautiful pathway with trees, a small pond, bridge, and flowers. I walked around before they arrived to find the perfect spot for the proposal to happen.
Kristin initially thought that we were taking pictures for a class I was taking. I told her I needed some engagement-style images for a final portfolio. It was all a lie though :). I just needed an excuse to get her looking all pretty (which isn’t hard to do).
When they arrived I immediately started taking pictures and about 20 minutes into the session David got down on one knee and proposed. Kristin was so surprised of course said yes. David thought she knew what was going on but she had no clue and was completely surprised.
I am so excited for them and cannot wait until their wedding day (hopefully) next year.