She Said YES! McKay Family Session : NC State Fair, Raleigh North Carolina Wedding Proposal Photographer


"JONATHAN'S PROPOSAL IS ON! he talked to her parents tonight and all is good to go. we're all so excited!"

I was already beyond excited to photograph the McKay family at the North Carolina State Fair but I had no idea how lucky I was to not only be a witness to the proposal and photograph it but to now know that I will also be photographing their wedding in 2014!

We showed up to the fair and had a great time walking around taking casual family shots.  See Cassia is already a part of the family, she and Caroline call each other sister :)  I met Cassia through Erik and Caroline - you might remember they're beautiful engagement session last year this time on the campus of UNC.  They were married in September at her parent's amazing home in Apex, NC.  I will be blogging that one soon!!!

Jonathan had picked out his spot right in front of this amazing light up ferris wheel!  Cassia's parents got caught in a delay so we waited until everyone was present.  Jonathan was calm but anxious...I can only imagine what it must feel like leading up to that moment when you profess your love and ask for forever.  I have to admit there were tears by many, including me.  You can't help it when you witness all the love and planning that went into that one moment.

Everyone held the secret and it's so funny looking back at all the photos leading up to that moment in front of the ferris wheel, Cassia has no idea... none, zilch, nada.  It was  a beautiful night and I am so honored to be able to give them these moments forever.  To reflect back on at their 50th wedding anniversary and to share with their children.

Congratulations you two!  And McKay family, it's been my pleasure working with you all in 2012 and looking forward to the next two years! :)

Cassia and Jonathan are a perfect match.  We are currently planning their engagement session which is going to be spectacular!