Austin and Lynley

I have a little experience with marriage proposals at this point. Not because I've proposed to a bunch of people (ha!) but because I have photographed so many of them. Most of the guys have been planning it for a few months and call me about two weeks out to set something up. Austin was a little different. 

I would argue that he has been planning his proposal for several years. I know I've been planning it for him in my head for at least that long. Though he didn't have all the intricate details figured out in advance (or the day of, for that matter), he knew a long time ago that he had found the love of his life. After six years of dating, all of their friends knew it was going to happen. And now after so much waiting and anticipation, they are finally engaged!

Austin and Lynley have been two of my very best friends since high school and I couldn't be more excited to have had the opportunity to be a part of their day and their lives. They have been a constant support to me and my dreams and I couldn't be happier to capture their love for each other. But the greatest thing about Austin and Lynley is that their love doesn't stop at one another, it overflows into every single person they meet and it is evident by the way they live.

Below are just a few of my favorites from their special day. 

Ciao for now,


Austin and Lynley's favorite restaurant is South on Main in Little Rock. He gathered all of their family and close friends in the back room to wait for the big moment.

Austin wrote a song about their relationship and performed it for Lynley as a surprise. 

At the end, he got down on one knee and asked her the question it took six years to ask.