Laura and I met in home group though our church, The Village Chapel. She is a bright, beautiful girl who moved here after college to be a school teacher. Our home group feels like a family, so I was thrilled for Laura when she got engaged and wanted me to take their engagement photos. I got to meet Jonathan, her other half, and loved witnessing their sweet relationship. Laura wanted the engagement session to be in Franklin, where she has family history. Her Mom was born and raised in Franklin, her grandfather and great-grandfather were both County judges, and there's a family farm in town still running as well. We started at the lovely Carnton Plantation, then ventured into Downtown Franklin. Laura will be getting married this summer back in TX and moving there to be with Jonathan afterwards. We will miss her dearly!
Jonathan and Laura met their Junior year of high school in TX, Laura got to be really close friends with Jonathan's sister, and got to know his family that way. Some sparks flew on their Senior trip to LA, but they then went their separate ways to college. They got back in touch, tried dating long distance, and got back together again when Jonathan's brother in-law was set on in. "Dating Jonathan has been the most fun and natural thing. The Lord has been so faithful in both of our lives and it was been amazing to see the work He did in both of us to bring us to this place today."
"We got engaged on October 11, 2013 at Arrington Vineyards. After months of lies and secrets, Jonathan had my family and his flown in to be a part of the big day. -- When we arrived, my dad was waiting for me and walked me up to where Jonathan was waiting. I knew what was going on once I saw my dad, but could not wrap my head around all of it. Jonathan had typed a letter that he read to me. I was humbled by the words that he used to describe me and how he promised to love and care for me like Christ loves us. He had a blanket with our names on it and the ring waiting. He got down on one knee and proposed. Our family and close friends were waiting near by and some were hidden in the vines getting pictures of the whole thing."