Laura & JC: Lexington, KY Engagement Photography


I met Laura and JC at Gratz Park on a perfectly warm April evening. It was the kind of night you want to light the tiki torches, sit in an Adirondack chair with your feet propped on the porch rail as you watch the sun go down. They were such good sports as we found places around the park for photos. We ended up on a walking excursion finding way too many places for fun images. So many colors-so little time. We even passed another couple getting their photos taken! Throughout our session we discovered we all had been in marching band as college students-music is how they met. I knew we were family:) As the light faded, we headed over toward the opera house. Unfortunately the lights weren’t on, making any moody night shots there not too possible. It’s a good thing cities are filled with night lights because we found a few more unique spots for stellar photos!

I asked Laura to give me a few words on how proposed:

Both JC and I play in the Central KY Concert Band, and for our season opening concert, the final song of the concert was to be a Christmas piece. I knew we were going to have Santa come on stage to join us and ring in the season. When my first-chair clarinetist to my right got up to move her stand to the other side of the stage, I thought nothing of it, just that she was making room for Santa. Next thing I see is JC kneeling down next to me with an open ring box! The audience gasped! My hand immediately covered my mouth in shock. He was so nervous, all he could do was whisper, “I love you… Will you marry me?” At this point I’m just sobbing, and could only nod my head in agreement. I remember people clapping and cheering, but needless to say it was difficult to play our last song. It was so sweet and fitting for two musicians!


Such sweet flowering trees

Looking forward to October. It’ll be here before we know it! Congratulations Laura and JC.