03 May jackie + joey: promised. a downtown memphis engagement.
For years, Jackie knew she would marry Joey. Maybe not when she first saw him at work. Maybe not even later, at the Shinedown concert that was their first official date. But as they grew to know each other more, Jackie fell in love, and she knew. She just didn’t know when.
He had the ring for six weeks before he found the perfect moment to use it. Like any good Southern gentleman, he wanted to ask for Jackie’s hand directly from her father first. Once he had his blessing, Joey planned the proposal carefully. Valentine’s dinner at their favorite restaurant. Wedding cake flavored cupcakes for dessert, a hint that Jackie didn’t pick up on. And the waitstaff waiting patiently with a camera for the moment that he got on his knee.
The girl who thought she would see it coming didn’t expect it at all. Through tears of joy and surprise, surrounded by smiling onlookers, she nodded her yes. And right then, she saw a lifetime of happiness ahead of her. She just knew it.
Ed and I met Jackie and Joey downtown for their engagement session. Since they will be getting married on the beach in a destination wedding, they wanted a little Memphis in their engagement photos.
Jackie, you are so gorgeous!
We had to have a few shots in front of the restaurant where Joey proposed.
One of my very favorites!
We ended at the river just in time to catch sunset.
Jackie and Joey, thank you so much for spending an evening with us! We had a blast getting to know you. I know your wedding day will be filled with much more love and laughter!
Here’s to knowing. But not knowing when. And a good Southern gentleman. Cheers!