Andy Proposes - Karen Says "Yes" | Atlanta Engagement Photographer

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My friend and classmate Andy Jones sent me an e-mail on Facebook a few weeks back asking if I would like to take photos of him as he proposed to his girlfriend Karen. I told him I would be delighted. We set about to arrange the surprise. Andy decided he would propose after a romantic picnic in Lullwater Park near Emory. I was given heads up on when and where the picnic would take place. I even had the chance to give Andy a bit of advice when he told me he was nervous about proposing.

After determining that Andy's nerves were getting the best of him, not because he was afraid Karen would say "No," but because he was afraid he "wouldn't do it right," I told him as long as he did it like Andy, she would be delighted.

He did it just like Andy, and Karen was delighted. As you can see in the following photos.

Karen has no idea what is about to happen.
Karen has no idea what is about to happen.

Karen has no idea what is about to happen.

Andy gets down on one knee to pop the question.
Andy gets down on one knee to pop the question.

Andy gets down on one knee to pop the question.

Karen says \
Karen says \

Karen says Yes!

Andy and Karen enjoy the moment.
Andy and Karen enjoy the moment.

Check out the slideshow from the shoot here:

Andy Proposes to Karen

Atlanta Engagement Photographer

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.