I have such respect and gratitude for people who work in the medical field. To manage all that training, the hard work, the intense schedule, the relationships with patients… It truly is a gift, and an incredible service to the rest of us. When two people who do this kind of work somehow find each other and fall in love, it seems like it’s doubly deserved! Spending a morning with Theresa and Winn to celebrate their love felt really, really good!
Their recent engagement session took place in the early morning, and was very laid back and fun. We’d communicated beforehand about the possibility of rain, and Theresa was so easy-going. She even suggested we just use umbrellas if there were showers! My kind of bride! A few years ago she was a guest at a wedding I photographed. When Theresa saw the photos I took that day, she told me she could ‘hear’ the bride’s laughter in the photographs. Such a tremendous compliment!
The story of how Winn proposed was very sweet. Theresa and Winn were both on rotation over the holidays (they’re doing their medical residencies at Duke) and hadn’t seen much of each other in four weeks. At midnight on Christmas, Winn paged Theresa to the lobby, supposedly for a consultation. When Theresa walked in, she saw that Winn had set the scene with twinkle lights, small Christmas trees and bouquets. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him with the most amazing family ring! She said yes…and the room erupted into applause! When Theresa turned around, she saw that the patients and their families there were cheering them on! What a proposal! Below is a sneak peek of their lovely session.