May 25, 2021
As a Nashville Engagement Photographer who is single, I’ve often wondered if marriage is in my future. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one with this thought. MJ (short for Michaelynn) did too. She never had interest in finding ‘the one’, getting married or having kids. She just wanted to be the cool, fun aunt. Have you ever heard of ‘six degrees of separation’? It’s the idea that all people on average are six or fewer social connections away from each other. Whether you believe it or not, it’s definitely true for MJ + Tyler. One night, MJ and her best friend Ashley were on FaceTime chatting. This is where it gets more interesting. Tyler grew up with Ashley and didn’t know who MJ was. While MJ and Ashley are chatting, Tyler contacts Ashley. Before long all three are on FaceTime together. At 11pm, Ashley decides to sign off for the night, but MJ and Tyler stayed on FaceTime together for five more hours. Yes, you read that right… FIVE MORE HOURS. It was 4am when they hung up. MJ said she knew right then that Tyler was the one for her.
Guess who made the first move? It was MJ. She sent a text message to Tyler the next day asking if he watched the movie they chatted about. Since he hadn’t, MJ suggested they watch it together. The name of the movie is Dazed and Confused, which is now their favorite movie. All of a sudden, MJ’s desires for her future changed. Tyler is the one she wants to marry, the one she wants to have a family with and the one she wants to grow old with.
It began to rain as we wrapped up the engagement session in Spring Hill. Tyler, MJ and myself really wanted to incorporate some night silhouette shots. Since I love the rain and the weather rarely deters me, we pressed on and headed to Columbia. I’m so glad we did because the night silhouettes were so much fun. We literally danced in the rain.