Photographer: Rodrigo Pineda
Location: Charleston, WV
Elizabeth + Eric
Their Storybook Begins...
"We had finally made the trip to Washington State to meet her family for the first time. Her dad accepted me into his home as if I was a long lost son. Thanksgiving Day he gave me turkey status, which is a high honor. We were in the garage getting the cooker down when I told him my intentions to propose and asked for his blessing. Which he gave with tears in his eyes, and a big bear hug. Right before dinner, with sweat on my palms and tigers in my stomach, I professed my love for Liz. Then I turned down on one knee, and asked the love of my life to share the rest of hers with me."
"We flew out to Washington state to visit my family for Thanksgiving... my dad's favorite holiday. Dad and Eric hit it off right away, and Eric earned the privalige of helping with the turkey. As food was being brought out, Eric said he had an announcement. All 25 sets of eyes turned to him as dropped to one knee. With shaking hands and weak knees, I accepted the love of my life... a new addition to our family."