The Most Elaborate Engagement I Have Ever Witnessed!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

At the end of April I had the privilege to shoot the engagement of Robert Gray, Jr. and Keisha Williams. Robert and Keisha met four years ago at a surprise birthday party for a mutual friend. Two months later Keisha received anonymous flowers with a subtle message attached. It was an additional month before Robert revealed himself as her secret admirer. Robert is a native of Atlanta and Keisha hails from LaGrange, GA.

This past February Robert contacted me to talk about his engagement plans. We met at a Starbucks in Southwest Atlanta. The meeting lasted nearly an hour because Robert was so excited to tell me all about what he had been planning for a year. The surprise engagement was to take place at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, Georgia. He even had a name for the the proposal "Remember the Ritz" and an email address!!

Robert had arranged for 10 rooms (on different floors) at the hotel to be reserved. The rooms were to be filled with family and friends reading scriptures, roses that had been laced with gold, and unlimited candles!

On the day of the engagement, I started shooting at 4 PM and ended at 12 AM (8 hours!). There is so much more to explain but I wouldn't do much justice. My suggestion - pop a bag of popcorn, pull out a box of tissues, and find a comfortable seat. This will be the most elaborate proposal you have ever seen.

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151 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go, KIKI!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine emailed "Remember the Ritz" to me. It was like nothing that I had ever seen before. After I watched it, I told God to send me someone who treats me like that. I know that Roberts idea for the proposal was straight from the throne room! "Robert, you set the bench mark and I pray that other men catch on!" I speak blessings on the marriage!

T.J. Reeves said...

Stunning. That's all I can say. Stunning. What an amazing occasion to be a part of.

Suga&Spice said...

I got the information on this proposal in e-mail. It looks like it was an awesome experience. Your work is great! The entire time was watching the show, all the Marketer in me kept thinking is what amazing exposure this is for the photographer.

Great Job! When I get married(or even engaged for that matter) I will be hunting you down. Hopefully your dance card wont be to full by that point!

NV said...

That was amazing the photography was of the most high, tell Robert his idea was amazing and I wish them the best they look so cute together.

cant wait to see the weedding shoot

CreoleInDC said...

THAT...was stellar!

STELLAR!

Terri said...

The Gray/Williams engagment pictures were beautiful. I like your black and whites. Your pictures invoke James Van Der Zee to me but you have your own style. In the future my children will be looking in a photography book admiring and studying your work.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Terri

Ayanna said...

This was soooo beautiful! I have e-mailed this to everyone I know. What a blessed couple! I hope that you all get to go on Oprah for more exposure b/c your photography style is THE BOMB!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Ayanna said...

I think I crashed the site with the pictures!!! Seriously I only sent it to like 100 people lol and posted it on the knot. I'm sorry.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing it is to see that there is true Godly love in these two peoples. May God blessed the love that they have for each others. To the photograher and event planner you are also a blessing from God for having the gift to capture true love. I never seen engagement/proposal to this magnitude. If you can share this engagement/and your creative style with the world! Please do.

P.S. I can't wait for the wedding.

C

Anonymous said...

Words can't describe how your talent and this amazing couple's love blessed me today. This was simply amazing. The world should see this!

Anonymous said...

The photography/montage was excellent. I will keep you in mind for future events--your work certainly speaks for itself. And what a gentleman! Robert executed the proposal with such grace/thoughtfulness. He definitely thinks the world of her. Just when I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world. . . Keisha just might have me beat! (wink wink) Best wishes to them both. Their union is most certainly blessed.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely splendiliquent!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL! I had tears in my eyes watching the slideshow. They are blessed to have each other. May God stregthen you on this wonderful journey!

truly blessed~ said...

God is definitely the head of this couples life. May He continue to bless them. I can't wait to see the wedding pics!!! then if and when they have a child, i can almost bet that Robert will have that done just as beautifully too. LOL~
One can only hope that they can be blessed with someone so loving and thoughtful...WOW~

Keisha hold on to your man~

Kudos to you Robert!!!
hopefully it rubbed off on some of your frat brothers...hehehehe~

God Bless~~~

Lacy Hurston said...

Thank you for making a dream come true for my childhood friend (Robert). You made this into a perfect fairytail come true! I felt like I was watching the actual video. You have longevity ahead of you and I promise you will be hearing from me in the near future. Thank you again for making this happen for Robert and Keisha. SEE YOU AT THE WEDDING!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Truly AMAZING! I was sent the link by a friend and must say that I was totally speechless after viewing the show. I have sent it to many of my friends and family.
All in all, it is wonderful to see love like this when often times we are on the news for negative things.
KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK!
God Bless Robert and Keisha and the journey they are about to take together!

Kittylou said...

When I received this I had no idea what was about to take place. It was absolutely amazing. Your eye for capturing even her tears... What a blessing! I pray that this couple continues to be a blessing to one another and that all the participants find an example in the love displayed. And to the photograhper I too will look you up when the Lord blesses me with my Boaz!!

Anonymous said...

nice work

Anonymous said...

That was great. May GOD continue to use you. You guy's are vessel's of love. Your slideshow has been seen by more people you could have imagined and that is for a purpose. May peace and God's mercy follow u both all the days of ur life.

Anonymous said...

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!

See U on Oprah!!!

Anonymous said...

One of my sorors sent this to me and it was such a blessing to see. I am so glad that God was and is in the midst of this relationship and I am certain he will continue to do so. Wonderful, wonderful pics!!

TBW-Detroit said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful sight...I'm trying to hold back the tears of joy for this wonderful couple God has placed together...I felt like I was right there...God bless both of you and may all of your days be joyous and happy together...Can't wait for the wedding!

The photography and creativity was awesome!

Kittylou said...

Does anyone know who the song is by and what the title is?

Anonymous said...

Wow! This was truly amazing! Congratulations to the couple. I know that God will show favor on your marriage. It is so awesome to see love like this. Both of you have God as the head of your lives. To the photographer - you work is SPECTACULAR! I will be contacting you soon for my brother's wedding which is in June of 2008 in Chicago!

Stay Blessed!

Inez

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who the song is by, it is so fitting?

Ross Knight said...

"How Deeply I Need You" - Shekinah Glory

Anonymous said...

I'm totally speechless. I'm just amazed at your work. You truly put the ART in Photography. Your pictures say so much. You are blessed my brotha! Keep doing what you are doing. I know for a fact God has major plans for your craft and your life! I received this from an email forward as well. You never know who an email will get to. You may end up capturing Beyonce and Sean Carter's wedding photos! You never know! Many blessings. Just awesome. You make us Atlantans proud!

Anonymous said...

“Ross, Ross, Ross’...This is a fine work of Art. "Golden, so to speak." What a shadow of things to come from the All Mighty God and a glimpse of his glory to a magnitude that we humans can comprehend. Through your pictures an amazing attempt has been shared with us to try to, I repeat, try to comprehend what God had started in the Garden of Eden. It was the first Man that made a profound statement about Woman. In Gen 2:23 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. It is through your beautiful eyes Ross, that we may reflect and receive hope and KNOW that ALL, not some but ALL things are possible through God, and ONLY, ONLY if we believe….DOUGHT is a NO, NO! Please dwell on that! “Praise is to God Our Omnipotent Father and Christ Jesus for blessing you with the wonderful gift of being a Photo Genius.” Selah

Cloteal said...

You are an incredible photographer! I cannot wait unil my time so that you can come and photograph my wedding. God has truly blessed you with a great gift.

I don't personally know Robert and Keisha but I wish them a life filled with endless love and happiness!

Tamiko Brewton said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL picture perfect engagment!!! Blessings to the couple.. Ross, your vision and talent is truly AMAZING!!!

Sonia said...

All the way from Reykjavik, Iceland, Deep blessings to Robert and Keisha on their wonderful engagement. And kudos to you Ross for such an exceptional potrayal of what LOVE truly is. I feel so lucky to have found this and I am in Love with love for the first time in my life. I wish these two individuals God's Love and Happiness and I wish you success in your future projects. You have an exceptional talent. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Memphis, Tennessee!!! I received this link from a friend. This slide show was so powerful and a clear example of God's love!!! I cried tears of joy for this couple and have shared this link with ONLY about 50 people. God bless you, Robert and Keisha. Awesome job, Mr. Knight!

Anonymous said...

Oh My God!!! I received this in email from a sister. This was such an awesome, and Holy union to see. This Godly man really loves this women, he is truly her Boaz. I pray blessings upon blessings on this union, for it is truly from our Father. Let this be an exmple of what we deserve as women. All we have to do is wait for our Savior to send us the Holy and Righteous man that we all deserve.

rokvary said...

I think I need to buy some stock in Kleenex. Your photos are simply beautiful and I did shed quite a few tears. Your attention to detail mirrors the work of Gordon Parks. You are truly talented and I pray God's blessings on your future. You have shown me that there is hope of finding love and romance like that displayed in these pictures. I knew you had good taste when I read you have a "24" dvd collection and you would not give it up! My kinda man!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh!!! i had goose bomps while watching the slide show, Kesha & Robert congratulations.... Roberts you give hope to most of us approaching the mariagble age.A job well done Ross, can't wait to see the wedding slideshow.

Misty Gilmore said...

I was forwarded your blog and link to the engagement of Robert and Keisha! If your pictures are a testament, I can only imagine the Presence during this time. I do not know Robert or Keisha, however, it would be a slight against GOD, if I do not offer my blessings for their union! My each of you continue to walk in His Light!

Anonymous said...

GREETINGS FROM SHREVEPORT,LOUISIANA, I WAS MEMORIZIED BY THIS VIDEO. AT THE END I DID NOT KNOW WHETHER TO CRY OR SHOUT!!! I AM SENDING BLESSINGS TO KESHA & ROBERT. MR. GRAY JOB WELL DONE ON YOUR CREATIVITY. MR. KNIGHT YOUR WORK IS IMPECCABLE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

TAMARA FULLER

Anonymous said...

That was absolutely, positively, outstanding. Ross, you were everywhere in the room and everyone carried on like you weren't in the room. Fantastic.

The passion for photography and your clients oozes right through each frame to the heart and soul of the viewer.

Michelle King
Divine Event Management and Consultants, LLC
Professional Event Planner in Arizona

Anonymous said...

A colleague and I watched this at work and we cried. It was sooooo beautiful! It is such a blessing to see that there are young men (today) who can hear from God and obey. I shared it with a single friend and she too cried but also stated that it gave her the inspiration and hope to wait on God for "the one". The photography was splendid!!! The question now is "Will we have the opportunity to view it again?" We have tried to view it several times after our first viewing to no avail. This slide show should be kept on site to view for a while. It is a blessing to view. God bless Robert for his obedience and I pray God's blessings over Robert and Keisha's marriage - what a wonderful start! Ross - you did a magnificent job - and God bless your business as well!

Auspicious Glamazon said...

God is soooo awesome.

This was absolutely beautimous :)

Nneka said...

What a beautiful way to show someone how much you care. This couple's story will definitely touch a lot of people. Kudos to Knight for capturing all the heart warming emotions so elegantly. I was in tears by the end of the slideshow. Amazing...

Seanne G. Wilson said...

Proverbs 18:22 states:

"Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord."

Robert has "found" his wife, who certainly appears to be a "good thing", and he definitely looks to have "obtained favor" of God.

Several hundred of us in Nashville, TN as well as many in Cincinnati, OH and Indianapolis, IN have the pleasure of watching the video for "The Most Elaborate Engagement I Have Ever Witnessed!"
(We concur with the photographer!)

I speak life, love, health, and prosperity into the marriage of Robert Gray Jr. and Keisha Williams in JESUS NAME!!

I speak life, love, health, and prosperity to Ross Oscar Knight and his Photography.

Blessings!
Seanne G. Wilson
Hermitage, Tennessee

Mazie said...

I received a link for the photos while at work and I must say, I was so touched and moved by the beauty of the pictures and the love between the couple. All I could think was, "Wow, this is only the proposal!" I, too, immediately asked God to send me a man that loves me as much as this man loved his fiancee, but loved God even more. This is truly beautiful. I wish the couple a wonderful life together. And to the photographer, you are a truly talented man. I felt like I was walking right along with Robert and Keisha as they entered each of the rooms. The way that you were able to capture the emotion is amazing. You are a blessed individual. Much continued success to you.

Universal Love, Energy and Flow said...

I am soo glad I am not alone...I have always believed that true, deep into-your-cells love exists. Wowwaaa..I am super happy for the couple. With this kind of beginning...their marriage will be a golden pathway to heaven. I have a feeling their relationship will keep growing at exponential levels. I am going to watch it again. You can never have too much of a good cry. Also, what great support from the family and friends...everyone was happy for them and grateful to be a part of this moment. Honestly, they can just head to their honey moon. ps I would not want to be their wedding planner

Cha cha said...

I found the song on itunes by Darrell Evans "How Deeply I need You".

Niyahligwen said...

ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMING FOR MY SOUL..WE NEED THAT EVERY NOW AND AGAIN..."FANTABULOUS" WORK

Deborah B Wright said...

FYI..The song (How Deeply I Need You) is actually sung by Shekinah Glory on the Shekinah Glory Ministry Live CD...

To Mr. Ross Oscar Knight... you are truly annointed with a talent to capture the inner beauty of a subject! Watching this slide show made me feel as if I were a part of the celebration (and I don't even KNOW Robert & Keisha! LOL)
Thank you for using your "spiritual" eye as well as your physical eye when you photograph.

To Robert & Keisha... What GOD has put together, let no man tear apart! May He continue to bless and keep you and your families... May He enlarge your territories because you have shown yourself approved! May He continue to bless and keep this union!

Neosho said...

Mr. Knight,

I am so moved by your artistic expression, I had to watch it twice before I could comment. Even with the second time I could not hold back the tears. Please send Ms. Williams and Mr. Gray my congrats and prayers. As sacred of an event a wedding should be, I hope that we will be invited back into their Godly world and witness the continuation of true, God-fearing love. I doubt that this entire comment will be read, but I am a woman who believes in God's plan to send a man that he has create just for me. Thank you, Mr. Knight and Mr. Gray for sharing such an intimate occassion. I only pray that you will be available when my time comes. I will definitely fly you to Kansas City, MO to shoot my wedding! And if this is not on Oprah, she will read/hear my complaints.

Stay Blessed,
Neosho
Washington, DC

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. You do amazing work. Congratulations to Robert and Keisha and thanks Robert for proving that romance isn't dead. May God abundantly blessed your marriage and may your love for each other last from now until eternity.

Anonymous said...

I do not know this couple, but i know that they are blessed to have found true love and i pray that God bless their union and that they cherish each other for the rest of their lives....she is very blessed to have found a man to love and cherish her the way that this man does...it is so hard to find a single black man who is ready to committ to one and make her feel as special as a woman should feel. I pray they are very happy and remain that way forever.

Phelida M. Hughes said...

Marvelous, Awesome, Spectacular, and "HOW GREAT THOU ART"! "WOW is all I can say. Not only did God join this loving blessed couple together, but to put these two Mighty Men of God on a such a profound misssion such as this heaven sent assignment of a magnificient expression of love is just phenomenal. God only knew (Robert) could carry out such a task, He only knew (Ross) could capture at that magnitude , such detailed footage, and He only knew (Keisha) was chosen and worthy of such honor. May great and mighty things come to all of you. Keep listening, hearing and doing God will.

Looking forward to the Wedding,
Phelida,in Chicago

Omeshia ~ Miami,Florida said...

Absolutely Wonderful! I don't have the privilege of knowing this beautiful couple but I received the link by way of an email. God's vision is so beyond everything that we could ever imagine. Knight Photography did an amazing job of capturing the true essence of this occasion. Each photo allowed me to feel as if I was right there in every room. To this lovely couple, "God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ask or think." May God bless and prosper you.

Anonymous said...

That was the most breathtaking slide show I have ever watched. To see all the family and friends faces filled with so much emotion and excitement. Only you Ross Oscar Knight could have captured the true essence of the event that took place on April 28, 2007. She is a blessed woman and he is a very blessed man of God. I wish them both well. As for you, I speak complete wealth, prosperity, success and joy to you and your business and all that you set your hand to. For if you had not taken those pictures the true spirit of that day would not have shown through so beautifully.

God Bless you my brother.

Anonymous said...

That was the most breathtaking slide show I have ever watched. To see all the family and friends faces filled with so much emotion and excitement. Only you Ross Oscar Knight could have captured the true essence of the event that took place on April 28, 2007. She is a blessed woman and he is a very blessed man of God. I wish them both well. As for you, I speak complete wealth, prosperity, success and joy to you and your business and all that you set your hand to. For if you had not taken those pictures the true spirit of that day would not have shown through so beautifully.

God Bless you my brother.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for allowing us to see pure love and devotion. You captured all the emotion in each room. Bless Robert and fiance. I thank you both for sharing your very intimate moment with us. Best wishes for your future nuptuials.

ebony said...

i received the link to the slideshow in an email and, i must say, i was just as intrigued by the photography as i was by that proposal [perhaps elaborate is still an understatment]. awesome display of talent mr knight .. cool beans!
fyi .. if i ever feel like my easyshare just won't get it done, you're booked!
:o)

Krystal Occasions said...

Ross, EXCELLENT job with the photos! I know how complicated it can be, shooting candles in the dark. You are truly gifted! I pray that the Lord enlarges your territory and continues to grow you. This couple is truly covered by Him. You have certainly captured the magnitude of Robert's love for her. Congratulations!!! I look forward to doing business with you in the near future. I need to enhance my site anyway!! (hint! hint!)

Krystal Collins
Krystal Occasions, Wedding/Events
(Serving the Atlanta, Athens, & Rome areas)

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was absolutely beautiful. I'm actually in tears.... The pictures were amazing. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

After reading most of the comments, I think everyone said everything I wanted to say, but I feel compelled to re-inforce this. God is the ruler of your relationship and for this you will be very blessed in every aspect of your life. Do not ever get too comfortable, but keep Jesus in the middle. May you continue being blessed.

NicoleHE
Sanford, FL

Arshylle Kenny said...

Hi Robert,

A friend e-mailed this to me and I was surprised to see that I actually knew the mysterious man that set the bar for all others. You may not remember but I interned with EY a while back and worked on a client with you. Congratulations and may your union be a shining light for others.

Anonymous said...

Classyasi12b
Detroit, MI

This was the most amazing and loving proposal I have ever seen. It was truly from the heart. I have never seen a more sincere show of love and affection. Keep God first in your life and he will direct your path. Your journey together will be blessed.

The photographer is awesome and captured the true essence of the moment. It will forever be something to REMEMBER.

Juanita- Houston, TX said...

The "Remember the Ritz" proposal was one of the most romantic and wonderful actions that I have ever heard of!!

His actions were so thought out that it could not be from anyone other than God. I pray that their union is blessed and I'm sure that they will have plenty days of happiness ahead of them.

Anonymous said...

I saw this a couple of weeks back and did not have the opportunity to leave a blog message, but I was so speechless when I saw this. I mean, God truly had his hands in this whole proposal. I would like to wish so many blessings and love for the couple and pray pray pray that they will always keep God first. I pray that those that prayed with them in each room , will continue to pray. With me being recently divorced, this has given me great hope for the future. Love you guys from Lawrenceville, Ga

The NON-Superwoman said...

I just got his via email. Now if that isn't great publicity I don't know what is :-) LOVED this! Loved it so much I'm going to post about it on my blog. Your work is fabulous. You captured this special moment beautifully. Wish I could have been there to witness it.

Ki said...

This was beautiful!!! I'm such a romantic so it made me melt! I wish them only the best from above. I know I'll find me a man like that one day :)

Anonymous said...

This was beautiful!! I'm a romantic so I melted when I saw it. I wish them only the best from above. I know one day my prince will find me...the bar has been set!!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful and I can not even imagine what the wedding will be like.

I have one question though, was it Keisha's birthday because I dunno how he pulled all that walking around off?

I wish them God's abundant blessings forever

Anonymous said...

Breath Taking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Simply Beautiful.............
To Robert & Keisha I don't know you but it was something straight from God's Heart...
I got this as email and in the middle of it I couldn't stop the tears from comming down my face. It made my heart shine and smile. I belive in that kind of Love and so many people say that men don't love as hard as women. But Robert you have proved them wrong. Thank you... Mr. Knight you have beautiful picture I will be contacting you in the future. I have given your name out to my friends all over NY area... U know how to capture the beauty. God Bless you.
NY/Long Island.

Deirdre said...

ohh but when i tell you there is still real love...this was soo beautiful, i had my momma watching with me crying almost imagining my day. I will say this though Ross, you will be doign my special day..this was truly beautiful..

Anonymous said...

wow! i was sent this by e mail an just got engaged myself on a helicopter over Niagra falls....This is just as elaborate and beautiful and you captured it with artistic excellence!\bless you and your work!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Knight, I cannot explain the emothions I have experienced with the capture of Robert/Keisha Engagement. This was so amazing. I had to wait till I got home to see the whole thing. Myself and the rest of my co-workers have talked about this and we were just in AWWWW over this. A great thing has come out of me passing it along after someone else passed it to me, and that is someone has said they (without a doubt) will be rendering your services for their 25th engagement. So a new client is aboard. I want to say you are so blessed to be able to do what you do and keep on capturing the beauty of love and show everyone that dreams are able to come true in someone being able to profess their love. GOD BLESS YOU, and last but not least, I cannot see how Robert will be able to top this for the wedding. This was much. Will see what the future holds. Seeing this, I just can imagine what the wedding can be like.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Knight, your work is AWESOME!! I cried while watching this engagement! I hope when I get married, I can get you. I will start TODAY saving for my photographer!! May God continue to bless you with your talent!I been on your site all day looking at your work. Be blessed!!! Love from Houston, Texas

Sakinah said...

Mr. Knight, there is really no words to describe how talented you are. While viewing the engagement of George and Keisha tears were just flowing from my eyes. May god continue to bless you...

Hopefully there is a guy like George out there for me!!!

Sakinah from N.J.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I am so impressed with this proposal the photography. Just absolutely beautiful! Like you, I am sure I'll never forget this story.

Denika said...

First, what an awesome job you did on the pictures. There were no words other than the perfect music that was playing behind the slide show of the pictures and yet it seemed as if a thousand words were said. It was like watching a movie.

Second, in case the engaged couple reads this I want to say congratulations. It appears that you two are very favored in the Lord. I am sure Keisha felt like a princess on that day and can't wait to become Robert's queen. It is trult wonderful to see a man go through such measures to show a woman his love. Keisha you must be doing something right too. You go virtuous woman! I pray that God keeps his hand on your marriage. Enjoy your wedding.

Finally, to the single ladies out there. This was truly awesome.
Don't miss your blessing by looking for a copycat. I been hearing and reading so many comments that are looking for identical. What God has for you is for you and it may not come in the same package. Be blessed!

Anonymous said...

You did a phenomenol job capturing this moment. You definitely have an eye for photography (and that's an understatement). I don't know how many times I've looked at the video.Glad you posted some photos in your blog because I was looking for some.Truthfully the photos are just teasers lol. Can you post some more? Continue capturing more beautiful moments.

Anonymous said...

Also, this proposal is truly inspiring. It goes to show what God can and will do when we just obey.

StephieB said...

Because of technology, people all over the world have been exposed to your work and the beauty of God's love through Robert& Keisha. I too, will be praying for this couple as they begin their journey together. I can't wait for the wedding photos and to hear what God has done for them! They are truly going to be an inspiration to all. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Thank was beautiful. All the single men need to take a look and recongize what a gentleman he is.

Anonymous said...

The video was absolutely breathtaking! Keisha and Robert need their own website. I'm quite sure a lot of people would love to see how their plans unfold (I'm one of those people). You captured a beautiful moment. I just KNOW they're going to use you for their wedding photography. Keep up the fantastic work!

Naima said...

Ross, you did such a wonderful job capturing the essence of Robert's soul that Webster doesn't have a word to describe it! LOL! I will definitely be hiring you when Allah blesses me with my king. To be able to capture the tears on Keisha's face is only a talent given from God. I see great things in your future. For Robert and Keisha, Congratulations and much sucess in life, you have shown the world that fairytale love and happy endings do exist in the Black community. I am glad to see I am not the only one who still believes in it. It was a tearjerking, wonderful, and joyous experience to watch the one of the most important day of any woman's life.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Gray and Ms. Williams for your faithfulness and obedience that will show a world the depth of love God has for us because you have reflected it in your relationship. Mr. Knight, may God continue to bless and anoint you to bring to all, love like this. I have been truly encouraged as have all my co-workers who watched with tears that when God does it, it will be worth the wait. It will be my prayer and truly my honor, Mr. Knight, to fly you to Chicago when my day comes. Blessings

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Ross,

Keisha's younger brother is a friend of mine and had told me of this day. I could not have imagined what occured until my mom received this email in Baltimore of all places while I live here in Atlanta. Such a small world. You have done in a moment in time what so many cannot do in a lifetime. As so many others did, I cried. I have met Keisha and she is a beautiful woman. I wish her and Robert all that God has in store for them in abundance! Keep making memories for the world.

dala_hut said...

That was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. May god bless you both. I wish you all the love that your hearts can hold.

Mary-Heather said...

This montage blessed my day. Best wishes to the Robert and Keisha - I could feel their love for each other, for their families and friends, and most importantly, for the Lord, in their pictures. Robert truly took the teffort to make his woman feel like a queen; not in the money that he spent (though this proposal was obviously pricey) but in the THOUGHTS behind every room. My favorite pictures were the ones captured in each room, of the circles in prayer around the couple. Wonderful!

Puertorock said...

Wow, if this is your work, then wow. You are one talented cat. thanks and I'm placing your blog on my list because wow, the photos I've seen on your site are amazing.

lady_em42 said...

Mr. Knight you did an excellent job on this engagement proposal I truly enjoyed what I witnessed.
My sister sent me this email and it was extremely breath taking. I just loved the way it was executed, it was just beautiful, the rooms,candles,the lighting,the proposal, everything.I was in tears,because every lady would like to be swepted off her feet like that,I've been looking for a man with those traits,May God continue to bless Robert&Keisha and kudos to you and may God continue to shine on your excellent work.

Anonymous said...

This was simply beautiful me and my fiance was speechless....my eyes began to fill, we can't wait til the wedding. Good Luck to the both of May GOD himself be in every part of your Marriage

God Bless!!!!

Anonymous said...

This was wonderful. I received the email from a friend and after crying I immediately sent this out to all of my friends and family. I think the photos were spectacular. Although I don't plan on getting married for a couple of years, I already told my boyfriend that if we are meant to be that he better hunt you down...excellent job!!!

Candice said...

Can I first just say one word: ANOINTED! I sat and watched this at work and just really wanted to get up and shout Him praises for so such a wonderful man, woman, and photographer. To be a part of such an event like this is so wonderful. I felt like I held my breath throughout the entire presentation and was trying to guess what each room held. I wish Robert and Keisha the best in life and may God continue to be a force in their lives. I pray that God may send that perfect man for me that I am meant for.

Trulyspecial said...

There are no words to express how I felt while viewing this proposal!! The proposal and photography were truly amazing. I wish Robert and Keisha all the happiness in the world. May God forever Bless them both!!

Anonymous said...

This is very beautiful....who sings the song playing in the slideshow??

Anonymous said...

Good job.

nikkay said...

To Robert And Keisha, the love that was displayed in this proposal is truly an image of the agape love that God has for us shining through the two of you. May God continue to bless the two of you more than you could ever imagine. This is proof to me that real men and real love truly do exsist. Keisha you have found your soulmate, I only wait for mine to arrive and I pray that he is a least half the blessing of a man you have because he has set a standard that is just.... I can't even explain. Robert keep being the blessing God has made you. To the producer of this elaborate engagment, this is beauty, love, and talent captured at its best. I have never witnessed such a spectacular sight in my life. You made us all feel as if we were sharing the moments with them. Continue to work the gift that God has given you. Kudos to you all!! Be blessed!!

Angie in Charlotte, NC said...

My roommate sent me this link today (09/07/07)...

I cried cause it was soo beautiful...

I hope to, one day, find a man who loves me this much...

I shared this with all my co-workers and they cried too...

I wish the both of them much happiness...

And to the photographer, you did a wonderful job...

ldwqb said...

Mr. Knight,
Please know when I received this (month ago) and still watching..LOL, that I was truly blessed by this slideshow. I am an up and coming wedding planner that just relocated to Atlanta...all I can say is May God be the have his hand all over you and your business as well as the couples union. I will be booking you for myself when my time comes. I also looked forward to recommending you to my clients. If they they haven't already booked you. I have sent this to EVERYONE I know. Many blessing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Knight,

This was awesome. A friend emailed this to me weeks ago and I now I just sent it to my address book. Love, true love and love inspired by God ----WOW. I am getting ready to look at it again with my daughters.

Thanks for sending this out and thanks for all the people that keep forwarding the emails. Because sometimes we forget with age, time and life situations that true love and GOD centered love still exist. :)

The scripture that came to mind as I viewed this was:

...Eye hath not seen, nor ear heared, neither have entered into the heart of man,the things which GOD hath prepared for them that love him.
I Corinthians 2:9

Evelyn said...

This was so emotional. You captured the atmosphere perfectly in your photos.

I pray that God would send me someone that loved me that much. I pray that God continues to bless them and bless their marriage.

Anonymous said...

Ross,

God has certainly blessed you with very special gift.
And you are using it wisely. everyone i showed this production to said they dropped a tear or two. one lady mentioned that it was the best email she has every recieved in her whole life. You and Robert have certainly raised the bar for us all. with the internet portraying us with bad prom attire and bad grills, this was very powerful and uplifting. thank you for sharing.....

Anonymous said...

brilliant!

Ashley said...

CONGRATS to the couple! The proposal was BREATHTAKING, but you already know that!

To the photographer: you will be photographing my wedding, period, point blank! That is if you're available! =)

To anyone who knows the answer to the following question: What is the name of the song and artist played in Robert and Keisha's slideshow?!!?

Anonymous said...

Shekinah Glory Ministry performed "How Deeply I Need You" from the "Live" album.

Anonymous said...

This is just Gods example of Marriage. Inever seen such a beautiful proposal in my life. It just took me back when I got Married and if you put God in it just believe that it has got to work. God Bless the couple and I pray that God continues to be in the midst of everything.

Roslyn Harris said...

Truly an amazement example of the power of line. Mr. Gray, you are an example for all men and women to follow. The photography is wonderful...but, it is secondary. It is truly about the gift of love that God has bestowed on these two through their remarkable engagement. This slideshow is representative of what we all should strive toward...in our love for our family and friends. Mr. Gray is my hero. Keep treating Keisha like the Queen you showed her to be.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when the wedding date is?

Anonymous said...

This deserves to be featured on OPRAH for the whole world to see!!!

Yolande Vicks said...

Absolutely beautiful and anointed proposal...my fave part is the prayer in each room. your work is gorgeous as well. I wish them the absolute best. May God continue to show them favor with man, and much prosperity in the union. God Bless!

ASHLEY WILLIAMS said...

I AM TRULY OVERWHELMED AND BLESSED BY THIS BEAUTIFUL UNITY
-ASHLEY WILLIAMS

Edna- Miss E (Makeup Artist to the Stars) said...

I am filled with so much emotion at this moment...truely speachless...I could feel the love that he has for her throughout the entire slideshow. I pray that God conitnues to bless them throughout there lifetime together!! God bless you Robert & Keisha. Ross, I must say that you are a true Artist I am without words...beautiful...God has gave you the talent to capture the elegance and life of moments & turn them into memories!! I will be in contact with you if I have such a special day!! God Bless!!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Knight, your God-given talent has truly reigned supreme in this moment and in all that you have done and will do.
To Robert and Keisha, may God's blessings continue be a light unto your pathway as you allow Him to lead and guide you. I know that you have received a lot of comments about how to top this engagement. It is not about topping anything. Robert, God gave you this vision and together with the help of those trained to listen to God's hear as well, your union will be just as beautiful as your engagement. Again God bless you and we all rejoice with you in your celebration of life together!

Sincerely,

Melvinia W. Williams
By Marriage Only, LLC

Anonymous said...

This was simply amazing, i have watched it over and over again. The pictures were wonderful and the music chosen to accompany the slideshow was aboslute genius. I would have never thought a proposal could be so grand and elaborate. I have fallen in love with the song and fall asleep to it every night. Watching the slide show was truely a blessing to me. It just goes to show that if you follow God's plan what kind of blessings you will receive. I pray many blessings for Keisha and Robert as well as Ross. Job well done. Ross, your proposal was great also, i loved the fact that you washed her feet a sign of humility. Can't wait for both of the weddings.

Anonymous said...

I saw the slide show yesterday... everything was just amazing! The way that you capture every moment was just...emotional. It's like the I was there in the mist of things. I love your work and I read in a more recent blog that you were going to do less weddings. I don't know if the public will let you... Pray that you have the variety of assignments that are needed to keep you happy.

tAnYeTTa said...

I just watched the entire slide show of Remember the Ritz. I am sitting here crying!

This is the most amazing engagement story ever. The way you captured EACH and every moment. 8 hours of taking photos?

You are a true story teller through your photos. I am in awe of this young mans love for his family, friends and most of all his beautiful bride.

They make the most admirable couple. When I saw the prayer circle around his bride, I got goosebumps.

Thank you for publishing this engagement story. I will NEVER forget the Ritz either. It's like I was there celebrating with everyone!

Great work!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

D. Debrule

The first time I saw this engagement was a couple of months ago and today I went to the link to watch it again and to no surprise I indeed had the same emotions all over again as if it was the very first time I had seen this. I truly LOVED this blessed event, one that GOD has established for such a time as this. GOD chose ROBERT and KEISHA, A couple HE brought together for the world to see how AWESOME GOD truly is. May God continue to bless you ROSS, you were a vessel as well, GOD chose you because he knew what you had inside of you and only you could have captured this the way GOD needed this to be displayed. GOD wanted this to reach the world and that it has. God is showing us HIS beautiful and passionate and LOVE through the 3 of you.

Thanks so much ROSS for the experience!

Rochester, NY said...

The presentation of your engagement was sent to me by 2 different people. Each time I watched it, I was amazed. You could just feel the love that is shared between Robert & Keisha. I pray that as you move forward that God will bless your union. May the love that is shared between you both continue to grow stronger. I pray for your happiness in the weeks, months and years to come. God bless !

Stephanie said...

Ross
I found this through an email that was sent to me. You are truly blessed! I wish you had been able to capture my truly amazing proposal also. Who knew? I am officially a fan of your photography! God is doing an awesome work through your vision. (the ability to see what is not there) I look forward to seeing more of your vision.

Anonymous said...

This was heavenly. I can't wait for the wedding. Robert's ideas were divine and Ross' eye was of the Holy Spirit. Exceptional!!!!

Anonymous said...

I see lots of people(women) praying/wishing that God will send them someone that loves them just as much. Please, finance, does not equate to love. God may send you someone that even loves you more, but he may not be as rich, and your engagement may not be as posh, will that matter? Don't misplace/misunderstand things for what they are. A bad camera man will have made such a beautiful engagement look ugly, but Ross is a talented photographer and did a great job. I pray that just as the engagement looked beautiful, that the marriage turns out to be just as much, and most importantly lasts!

EastWind

Anonymous said...

This is so amazing i have cried, laughed ,and i feel blessed noing that there are men out there that would actually do something so wondeerful to show there love all i can say that u are really BLESSED to have a man that put God first in not only his life but his marriage as well I WISH THE TWO OF YOU THE VERY BEST IN WHATEVER TAHT U DO STAY BLESED

Loved_by_Him said...

You did a wonderful job with the pictures. The essence of the beautiful event was captured. I never believed that things like that happened. At least not with ordinary people. Good job!

Kay said...

Simple awesome!! I'm just glad Keisha made it thru it, cause I almost died just watching. Congrats!

Thee_PosterGirl said...

Hello Mr. Ross Oscar Knight,

I just wanted to let you know your photos are AMAZING... your def. blessed and highly favored in jesus name.. you did a wonderful job with capturing every moment of this unbeliveable event.. may god continue to use you to tell stories through pictures.. your truly an angel.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Knight, what a beautiful presentation. You caputured their special moment in a way that was simply incredible. I couldn't help but cry.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing... just beautiful

Anonymous said...

I sent this to my boyfriend and he reckons he can top this, lol i know, well i am waiting....

papoohla said...

very beautiful to think that there are people out there that can still appreciate romance. these are morals and values that i truly believe in.
real love between two people is a blessing!
God Bless ya

Anonymous said...

Mr. Knight, you are truly a great talent.

Candice said...

Oh my goodness....anyone who says fairy tales don't exist is a liar! That is awesome....when I read things like this my faith in true love is renewed! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend sent me this slideshow in an email about a year ago. Whenever I'm feeling hopelessly single I watch it. It never fails to move me to tears but it also lifts me up. Your art, Mr. Knight, captured the purest of love, God's love, between those two lovely people and their families. I feel encouraged by those photos and excited by the possibilities...

Charisse said...

I am just able to view this proposal. It was beautiful, words can't explain how much he cherishes this woman and how he went above and beyond to make this day special for the both of them. I emailed the slide show to all my firends and family because, it was the most tearful & beautiful thing i have ever seen. There is no man out there that can top this proposal. I even emailed it to my boyfriend to see.

Tamika said...

Now I know what an Agape love is really is. May God continue to bless your Rob and Keisha always, and Mr. Knight(YOU ARE THE BOMB)!!!! If this is being read i hope someone can tell me the name of the song thats playing, and the artist name. Thank you guys for giving all of us hope with love.

joyce said...

I received this e-mail last year. Oneday this year I thought about it and search the we for it. I found it and bookmarked it. This is such a gift from God. Mr. Knight you are too a gift from God. When I get married I would be so happy if you were my photographer. Until that day may God continue to bless you, along with Keish and Robert.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this yesterday. October 28, 2008. I thought it was a joke. But I check to see if the couple was real. I know that God gave this to you. Keep letting God speak to your heart and mind. I know that the wedding is going to be awesome. I hope that you and soon to be wife will keep God the focus of you lives. May the favor of God continue to be on you lives.

Fay said...

Have they gotten married yet??

Anonymous said...

I know that I am a few years late, but this was sooo awesome. Isn't God more than good. My friend texted me and told me that I needed to see this, then I sent it to everyone in my address book. How AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How was the wedding?

Phoetyk said...

Here I am two years later viewing this for maybe the 50th time and still I cry. Way to go Mr. Knight. You captured emotions that will last a lifetime!

Anonymous said...

I loved how Robert created a sacred event for the engagement. in a world where porn and drugs and loss of common courtesy are the norm it was so cleansing to see someone create something so good in the midst of so much that is vile.

JIJJ said...

Absolutely amazing!

Shannon Matthews Chandler said...

I realize that I am over two years late with this...Everett had to show me what inspired him to seek you out Ross....Ross, as expected, your work is EXCELLENT! However, I am most moved by the energy/spirit of this couple. This couple certainly seems to have the foundation for a BEAUTIFUL union! Robert gave Keisha the most wonderful gift that one person can give to another...he petitioned God on her behalf! Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Did they ever get married?

solemn appeal said...

I would also like to know if they got married. I watch this slide show over and over and over again. I am truly in LOVE with the photography. Without a person telling me a thing I can figure out what is going on.
Can someone tell me if they tied the knot?

Anonymous said...

I have watched this slide show over and over again over the course of 3 years, and it is still one of the most beautiful and most honorable things I have ever seen. I don't know any women who could have dreamed of something as remarkable as that day. I wish the couple many blessings and mega favor. Because God was the center of the two of them, I know they have a marriage that is greater then they could have ever dreamed of having.

Anonymous said...

I first saw this slideshow shortly after the couple got engaged. Now, 3 years later it is STILL the most remarkable and beautiful engagement that I have ever seen. As I sit here and wipe the tears from my eyes and reminisce on my own engagement and wedding events, I pray that this couple continue to demonstrate what was a running theme throughout their engagement event: PRAYER and it's continued importance throughout a marriage.

Mr. Wright, Thanks for being a "fly on the wall" and sharing with the world the love between this man and this woman. Beautiful!

Wedding photography stirling said...

I really like all these photos specially the bunch of roses photo. Thanks for the great posting.

Anonymous said...

This is stupendously awesome....I pray God my own turns out like this or better!

Lisa (Miami, Florida) said...

I love this, i cant stop rewinded it.... One day Lord, One day!!!!

Deidra Collins said...

Truly AMAZING! The love of God is in this unity and in that... Their marriage WILL be blessed! God bless them both!

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Superb images, colours are great.

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