Charleston is every photographer's dream with beautiful colored houses, coastal views, larger than life palm trees, and home to some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Full of life and southern hospitality, it's no surprise that Dacey and John chose the lowcountry as their new home and the place where they'll start their lives as husband and wife. But before they ride off into the sunset (or sunrise in our case), they first had to get a practice round in front of the camera during their engagement session! These two were such troopers getting up before the sun to capture these images. Because Charleston is a (literal) hot-spot for tourists during the summer, we wanted to beat the heat and the crowds and I'm so glad we did! It was so peaceful having the Holy City to ourselves for a few hours and I'm so thankful I was able to capture Dacey and John during that time! I love the way these two look at each other and how John can make Dacey laugh so easily. There is just a level of comfort between these two that's undeniable! I cannot WAIT for their wedding next spring!! Dacey and John - thank you so much for getting your steps in early for your session! I hope you love these as much as I do!!
All week Atlanta had nothing but sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures... until Beth and Brad's engagement session. It started to drizzle that afternoon and after chatting with Beth we decided to go for it anyway and just hope for the best! I'm so glad we did because the gloomy weather made her jewel tone dress pop even more, but I think we all could've gone without the rain that came just minutes into shooting. These two didn't let a little precipitation bother them and I'm pretty sure Beth's hair is magical because mine immediately turns into a frizzy mess with a little rain while hers stayed flawless! Beth and Brad have such an obvious chemistry and while they protested that they were nervous, it didn't show for a second! Beth and Brad - thank you for giving up your evening (and braving the chilly rain!) to spend time capturing these images! I can't wait for the big day this fall!!
It is so easy to let time slip by before getting your picture taken after your wedding day, but anniversary sessions create some of my FAVORITE images because you can just feel a deeper kind of love and comfort after getting some marriage under your belt. I met up with Cassidy and Josh and their sweet pups for a sunrise session at Tanyard Creek park and it was a CHILLY morning! I realized I had to reposition them a few times when you could see their breath in the morning light! Thankfully they were total troopers and just enjoyed snuggling up together and kept the biggest smiles the entire time! Cassidy and Josh - thank you so much for joining me so early in the morning to capture these! I hope you love them as much as I do!
Last week I had the pleasure of photographing Jordyn and John at Piedmont Park for their engagement session. I was so thrilled to hear that they were bringing their fluffball, Lily. Thankfully Jordyn's friend joined in on the fun to keep Lily company while we got shots of just the two of them, but have no fear - Lily made plenty of appearances. These two were SUCH naturals in front of the camera. I kept asking Jordyn and John if they had done this before or if they were secret models. Jordyn said, "we just like to snuggle!" and honestly folks, that is like 99% of what I hope for in my couples. It's the secret to looking natural for the camera and I think it shows with Jordyn and John. I had so much fun with them and cannot WAIT for their wedding next summer! Jordyn and John - thank you so much for spending your day off with me! I hope you love these as much as I do!
I didn't realize that I knew Piedmont Park so well that I would show Kayla and Matt around places in the park they had never been before! I guess that is what happens when you shoot there so much and want to make it a different experience for each couple! Kayla and Matt were so perfectly adorable together! Their snuggles and giggles made my job so easy and I LOVED that they brought footballs for a nod to their alma maters... especially Matt's. HAIL SOUTHERN! ...But I may be a little biased. Kayla and Matt - thank you so much for exploring Piedmont Park with me! I had so much fun with you both!