I love any excuse for a trip and when Colleen mentioned that Kaleb proposed on Tybee Island I immediately thought about doing their engagement session there! They both live in Valdosta but are getting married in Roswell so it was a great meeting point that was actually meaningful. We started in historic downtown Savannah at Forsyth Park. I had to set a timer so I wouldn't get carried away in all the beautiful nooks and crannies of the park since we had to make the drive to Tybee for the second half of their session! Colleen's parents have a condo right along the beach so it was the perfect place to make a quick outfit change... and get fresh drinks! Despite being a windy evening (duh, it's the beach), the weather couldn't have been more perfect for Colleen and Kaleb! ...and so was the people watching. We actually witnessed a wedding on the Pavilion and likely photobombed multiple "shoots" happening on the beach. I loved how these two were nervous about being in front of the camera at first but then just found the comfort in loving on each other during the shoot! Colleen and Kaleb - thank you for making the trip for your engagement session! I had so much fun with y'all and can't wait until next year!
Any time that I suggest some liquid encouragement to my couple that's a little nervous about their engagement session and the response is "we have already started", I know we'll get along just fine. Fireball anyone? We started Melody and Andreu's session at their home
in Marietta and it is beautiful! A front porch perfect for rocking and sipping a nightcap is just the start of its charm. We walked around their neighborhood and eventually found our way to Marietta Square and by their first date location! Melody and Andreu's story starts at Home Depot where they work. As Andreu said, "I finally wore her down" and now they've got a wedding to plan! I had so much fun with these two - they laugh easily and didn't mind any of my shenanigans. Melody and Andreu- thank you so much for spending your evening with me! I hope y'all had a fabulous date night after I left and I can't wait for the big day!!!
I've traveled coast to coast for engagement sessions and Charleston is always a favorite! It doesn't hurt when your couple treats you to tacos and margaritas after your shoot! Margaret and Cody have been tearing up dance floors at a lot of my weddings, including Margaret's sister Mary Catherine, but now it's their turn and I could not be more excited for them! Margaret and Cody had done their homework and did a tour-de-Charleston the day before their shoot to pick out a few spots and it paid off! We were able to hit all the highlights of downtown Charleston but also explore some hidden gems. I love that these two don't take themselves too seriously and were up for playing my game I call "ok last one" ...which is fun because it's never the last one. We did finally end the night on the water before heading to Ruru's Taqueria and celebrating a successful shoot! Margaret and Cody - thank you both for opening up your schedules for some Tuesday night fun and showing me your favorite parts of your new city! Can't wait for June!!
When Meghan and I were chatting about planning their engagement session and trying to coordinate when they would be in Atlanta, I thought well you know.... we could do it in your neck of the woods! Meghan and Garrett's neck of the woods happens to be the DC area and I haven't been since before I had braces so I was PUMPED! So we booked a flight and soon it was time to pack our bags and head to Washington! The weather was a little iffy so we called an audible and switched it to sunrise Friday morning. We met at the Jefferson Memorial and explored a little around the Tidal Basin but since we switched our shoot to Friday, Meghan and Garrett had more of a time crunch as they still had to get to work! I will admit this was a total bummer because I could've photographed them around every monument and memorial all day long or just spent the whole day with them! Meghan and Garrett were so much fun and were troopers with the chilly weather! For them, exploring the National Mall was no biggie since they live in the area, but I had to apologize for being giddy as a school girl to be shooting in such an incredible place. Meghan and Garrett - thank you for showing me your home. You two are such genuine people and I had a blast with you both! Can't wait for the big day this October!!
I have known Kenzie for a long time and she is actually the third Hanson sister to get in front of my camera! However it was my first time meeting Alex at their engagement session. When I imagined the person Kenzie would choose to spend her life with, I imagined someone tall (I think it's a requirement for all Hanson sisters actually) and someone who could make her laugh. I mean open mouth, hand on stomach, eyes crinkled shut LAUGH. I'd say I nailed it. To see these two together, you can just tell there is a level of comfort and easiness with each other. Neither of them take themselves too seriously and they're obviously smitten with each other. A great recipe for success, right? Before their session, I scouted out a few locations along my walk (HOORAY for sessions walking distance from my house!) and I'm so glad I did. We had the perfect backdrops of spring blooms for their session. Since they're getting married at the Rooftop at Ponce City Market, they wanted a more natural backdrop for their engagement pictures so this area was perfect! The only thing missing was their dog Mabel... but she needs adult supervision, ha!