During their Chattanooga engagement photo session, I heard about how Tyler proposed. Tyler and Alex met at the New Years Eve party at the Hunter Museum. Two years later Tyler popped the question on Catalina Island in California. Planning a proposal that took place on the other side of the country proved no easy task, especially in the time of COVID. The airline cancelled their flight. Their hotel was cancelled twice. Yet Tyler persevered.
Catalina Island is a dear place to Alex. She told me that she spent summers and even some of her post college years working at a camp there, living without a television or even a phone. (I have a feeling that Alex has some of the best stories and I really want to have coffee with her at some point to hear about her adventures.) Alex explained that she found it so special to get to share this part of her life with Tyler on this “engagement trip”. Needless to say, Tyler knocked it out of the park with his proposal.
Having been married for a while myself, I’ve found that while the grand gestures like that are very special, it’s the small everyday moments of service and sacrifice that are equally, if not more important. I happily witnessed these types of moments during our brief session together. Tyler honestly told me at the start of the session that taking pictures doesn’t rank as one of his favorite things to do, but he was such a good sport. Alex sweetly encouraged him and so appreciated his efforts. The day of our session was quite chilly and Tyler quickly wrapped his coat around Alex between shots.
Ya’ll this is such a sweet couple and I can’t wait to see them get married in June! Here are some of my favorites from their Chattanooga engagement photo session.