Every once in a while, my friend Tracy will ask me about doing a session with her. She was Miss Clemson University, then she graduated from Clemson twice, and we’ve done a few just for fun. This time, it was Lawrence reaching out, telling me he was planning to propose to Tracy and he wanted me to be there.
Tracy and Lawrence had come back to South Carolina for a wedding. Lawrence caught the garter. They headed to Clemson for Sunday brunch and took a walk around campus. They walked through President’s Park, where the superstition says you’ll be together forever if you walk through there holding hands. The two of them walked hand-in-hand down the path until Lawrence stopped and got down on one knee. I wasn’t actually close enough to hear him pop the question, but I saw a long hug and a kiss. After Lawrence told Tracy to turn around to see me in the bushes (not being sketchy at all), I pointed out the tape I had put on the ground for Lawrence to stop. We went inside so they could be in the air conditioning and share the news with their parents.
Lawrence had perfectly coordinated his outfit to complement the dress Tracy had packed, knowing there would be an engagement session that day. Since it’s summer, we had the campus almost to ourselves. We went back to President’s Park so I could take pictures of them actually walking through it, since I was behind a bush until the end of the first walk. We came back through all the places where I’d done Tracy’s pictures for Miss Clemson University and her graduation years before. The fountains were on at the reflection pond, which always makes the pictures there look cooler.
These two made a 95-degree session at 11 AM so worth it! Check out some of my favorites!