KNIGHT Assistant Gets Engaged!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

For the last 6 months, many of you that call the office have spent more time on the phone with my assistant Anna Beth (who I affectionately call ABD) than you have with me. She helps to keep me sane and listens to my random rants all day long. Given the patience she has to organize my life and the business I was so excited when her boyfriend called me and told me he was ready to propose to her. I almost felt like a proud father as I told Ashley, yes...way to go...you've got it now...it's about time! No, seriously, I was truly happy for them both.

The way this story goes down is I sent Anna Beth a text yesterday to meet me at a shoot location in Midtown Atlanta instead of the office. She's pretty used to us working just about anywhere there is an internet connection and a place to plug in the laptops. So I told her I had to photograph a lawyer and then we'd grab some coffee and work outside the office. She showed up and prepped my equipment and then we were off to the shoot. I sent a text to the nervous Ashley who was patiently contemplating in his car near the southeast corner of the park. About 5 minutes later I was still coming up with excuses to tell ABD of why the lawyer had not shown up. I talked about the empty pool, the birds, the bees, the lake, you name it. Finally, I see Ashley approaching out of the corner of my eye. I turned Anna Beth towards me and told her to put an empty card into the camera and to change the lens. After she stood up, Ashley was there and I started shooting. Totally a surprise!

The entire proposal was so sweet. After a few tears ABD remembered to say, Yes! Ashley was shaking so bad that he had to take a seat on the edge of the gazebo for composure. I had one arm open just in case there was a fainting spell. How can you blame the guy. He's got a great gal and my wife can assure you that any woman that can work with me on a daily basis has got to be a special person.

Cheers to the two of you Ashley and Anna Beth! Anna Beth, you have been a true blessing to my business and I appreciate all of your hard work to make Ross Oscar Knight Photography tick.

And for all of you clients reading this that did not get calls back yesterday...I gave Anna Beth the rest of the day off. Give her a break and post your well wishes to a new life with her love.

- KNIGHT










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19 comments:

Mika said...

Congratulations Anna-Beth & Ashley..... Great shoot Mr. Knight..

Angelique said...

You are a great story teller through words and images. Congratulations Anna-Beth and Ashley! Hmmm...I wonder who they will hire as their photographer. :-)

Teka-Ann S. Haynes said...

Truly special. Congrats to them both. I love the use of the flowers in the shots.

audrey said...

I AM SO HAPPY YOU FOUND EACH OTHER AND WISH YOU A LIFETIME OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS, CONGRATULATIONS...LOVE MOM AND DAD

Mom said...

I agree Mr. Knight , he got a great gal, and she got a great guy as well.
I am very excited that she will be my daughter soon. Great photos and glad that you were there in case Ashley did faint.

shakhan said...

congratulations anna-beth and ashley.

Photogenic said...

Ross, it's awesome to see the people behind the scenes. Congrats to Anna Beth and Ashley. Love is such a beautyful gift.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful happening....can't wait for the wedding. We will have a party. Ash, you made your Aunt proud. Susan

Troy said...

Ross,
Please give Anna Beth my best. I told her, at the workshop, that it was coming, as she sought to get a male perspective, I guess. Good for her and Ashley! And, of course, great shots, yet again!!!!

ATLcutey said...

ahhh..you can tell she was truly surprised.

congratulations anne & ashley!

wishing you guys a lifetime of happiness.
:-)

Courtney said...

So nice. Congrats Anna Beth and Ashley!

Erika Kimberly said...

FANTASTIC PHOTOS

COngrats Anna Beth and Ashley! God bless you both and the lifetime ahead of you...

Mr. Knight- your work is BREATHTAKING; it is amazing how much you bring happiness into the lives of others. God bless!!

The Re-inventing of C. said...

Awww...Congratulations Anna Beth and Ashley!! She looks so happy and surprised!! ~Cathy

Amy said...

TOO CUTE!!!! I am so happy for you two! Love ya ABD!

Emily said...

Oh AnnaBoo, I'm so happy for you!
(that totally rhymned)
Congrats!

Eric & Carolyn said...

Congrats guys, looking forward to meeting the newest member to the boating side of the family (thats you Ashley) enjoy your future together. Nice shots Mr. Knight.

Karri said...

It's about time:) I am so excited for ya'll and can't wait for the beautiful wedding.

Xiomara said...

Congratulations to you both!!

Natarsha said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see the pics from the wedding!