Friday, November 07, 2008

Graydon & Heather: One Year Strong

"Everyone says that the first year of marriage is supposed to be hard, but that's just not true," said Heather as they were getting our 'Year Strong' Photoshoot at the Biltmore for her's and Graydon's ONE YEAR anniversary.

The story begins here....I got an e-mail a few weeks ago from Heather's husband Graydon, that went like this:

Daniel and Candice,
"This is Graydon Tomlinson from ..... I was hoping that I could book a session as a gift to my wife for our 1 year anniversary. My wife found out about your blog and photography and has been following you there. She is a huge fan of yours, and I think she would absolutely love the chance to have you capture the end of our first year as a married couple! Our anniversary is .... and we will be going to the Biltmore Estate Inn to celebrate. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!"

SO SWEET! As we swapped e-mails, we planned to meet at the Biltmore Estate at the South Terrace and surprise Heather there at 4:30 sharp just in time for sunset. I had never met either of them before...so I just sat under the vineyard next to the house chatting with my hubby on the phone (so wishing he could have joined me on the most GORGEOUS fall day). I texted Graydon to let him know I was in 'pocket' waiting to surprise her.

They walk around the corner from the house and he walked right up to me and introduced himself. Heather stood there with such confusion, surprise and just held her mouth open for a good minute.

Now ladies...you know you've got a good man when you say this, "I only mentioned it one time...and you remembered...I can't believe you remembered!" Great job Graydon! I pray that all of your years to come will continue to be as special as this one!




















7 comments:

Kelly said...

No way!!!
I want to high school with Graydon! haha what a small world.

Lori said...

Those are awesome as usual. I love the fall as a backdrop for pictures. Hmm... maybe next year we'll do a 12 years going strong shoot.

Lindsay said...

Love it!!!

Demi Eliese said...

I love YOUR blog-it's amazing!! You guys are so talented it's crazy. If the economy picks up by our 3 year anniversary I would LOVE you guys to take our pics if you're available-we would be too lucky! :)

Cheyenne Schultz said...

Love these, Candice. Looks beautiful with the fall leaves! My fave is the one of them dancing (?) in b&w beneath the stairs.

Daniel and Candice: TBM Photography said...

Thanks Y'all!! They were such a fun couple to shoot! We ended up with so many more shots (that I haven't even posted)..... The Biltmore is such an amazing location.

@Kelly--isn't it? Do we know each other...I have several Kelly's that I'm friends with and wasn't sure if you were one of them...

@ Lori- You know we'd LOVE to do a 12 years strong for you guys. What about in Hawaii (*wink wink*)

@Demi- I was just in Charleston the past weekend. Daniel and are so close to moving there...because it's just so GORGEOUS!!!!

@Cheyenne- Thanks girl!!!!!!!

Lindsay said...

@ Candice you should think about it, I love Charleston! I live in SC and Charleston is beautiful!

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