Sunday, I proposed to Beth in front of Tillman at Clemson University.
She said yes!
Many thanks to Bart Boatwright of The Greenville News (pic below) for these amazing images. Bart is a good friend and covers Clemson sports for the paper. He's one of the best photographers I've ever known.
Also, I have to thank Bart's friend Matt, who played a role in surprising Beth. I told Beth I was going to be meeting a rep from a publication company that is creating a calendar and wants a shot of Tillman for the publication. Matt (who pretended to be the rep) and I stood in front of Tillman and acted like we were talking about the photography while Beth was in the car.
After he left, I asked Beth if she would help me with some of the photography. I asked her if she would hold up a compass and told her we needed to photograph the compass in order to take readings to produce a panoramic image of Tillman.
After a minute or so of walking around and capturing the readings, Beth stopped for a moment to read the description on the Thomas Green Clemson statue.
I knelt down on one knee and asked her to marry me.
Below is a composite that shows everything.
It was a day we'll both never forget. Thanks to everyone who made it happen. All images ©2013 Bart Boatwright.