I FINALLY got to meet Morgan and Trey for their engagement session last weekend! Soon after they booked me, they moved to Texas and our calendars never quite seemed to align. We had the date set for Friday evening and it was an 80% chance of rain all day... *big surprise* I know. Thankfully they were willing to squeeze in time before their flight on Sunday because it looked like we were finally going to get some sunshine! We met up at Chastain Park and since it was such a gorgeous day, my little motley crew decided to take a stroll before the session. Our dog Molly almost got to jump in their photos... but she did manage to jump all over Morgan and Trey. Thankfully they were good sports. These two both grew up and went to high school in the Atlanta area but didn't start dating until later on, but you can tell there is a comfort and familiarity that comes from knowing each other a long time. Morgan and Trey - thanks for being so flexible with your last weekend home before the big day! I absolutely loved getting to spend the afternoon with y'all! Can't wait for April!
We traveled all the way to the promised land ...of bourbon... for Alyssa and Josh's engagement session and I am so glad we did! Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky was like Central Park on steroids (minus the lost tourists). These two are getting married in Atlanta, they live in Las Vegas, but their love story first began in Louisville and they frequented this park when they lived there. It seemed only fitting to capture their engagement session in that very spot! Alyssa and Josh are both engineers, but not in the stereotypical way you might image. They are so fun and easy going... but they took direction like pros and didn't even skip a beat when I had them jumping across rocks in the middle of the river that would have surely been a chilly swim with any misstep. I was just thankful for a trip to visit family in Kentucky I don't get to see often, but it was the cherry on top to spend the afternoon with these two! ...Actually the extra cherry on top was the bottle of Woodford Reserve Alyssa and Josh gifted me! Did I mention I love these two?! Alyssa and Josh - thank you so much for traveling all the way to Kentucky for your engagement session! I hope y'all love these as much as I do!!
Last week I had the pleasure of hanging with Jackie, Alex and Fin not once, but TWICE!! I think wine and burritos at Ponce City Market should be a weekly tradition. While we were hoping for a gorgeous fall day for their session, it was HOT. Thankfully these two were troopers and we captured some fun and beautiful portraits. Alex arranged for a photographer to capture their actual engagement so I was exited to work with pros! These two are obviously best friends, but Jackie and Alex are also so smitten with each other. They had a hard time NOT smiling which made my job a breeze. I am SO excited for their wedding next spring and although I don't give up my Cinco de Mayo plans lightly, these two are worth it! Jackie and Alex - thank you so much for taking time out of your busy week to capture these images! I hope you love them as much as I do!
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!!