For Stephanie and Chad, June 20th was supposed to be a day filled with anticipation, fancy clothes, sparkly new jewels, dancing and toasting to the start of a new life together as a married couple. COVID had other plans. We decided to make the best of a special date and these two got dolled up for some pictures anyway! They had champagne, we were surrounded by flowers, they danced and looked amazing while doing it so I would say we got as close to a wedding as we could in a pandemic. Stephanie and Chad are such a fun couple and I love that they decided to take their lemons and make lemonade. I cannot wait for next year when we can have the *real* deal. Stephanie and Chad - thank you for letting me be a part of a special day. It truly made my month to see you two and get behind the camera again!!!
A benefit of the pandemic? Getting a private tour of the Atlanta History Center as they were closed but still honored Jen and Trey's engagement session! I was so excited to for this shoot since the History Center is one of the most beautiful spaces and we had the perfect weather for it... not to mention having the "most beautiful, no editing needed" couple as Trey said. These two met because of mutual friends (and one of my favorite couples) and after a few years of dating long distance and then finally being together in Atlanta, Jen and Trey will tie the knot this fall! Since we have all gotten a little stir crazy, I warned them going into their shoot that I could be there all day! We were there quite a while, but partially because their event coordinator gave us a tour of the historic house and partially because there are ENDLESS places for photos there. Jen and Trey are so smitten with each other and they can easily make each other laugh which made my job quite easy. I am so in love with these images and Jen and Trey, I hope you are too! Thank y'all so much for spending your morning with me and for the totally unnecessary but much appreciated gift!
It's always fun to photograph people you know, but when you have the opportunity to make some of your best friends do whatever you tell them to in front of a camera... let's just say it is a powerful feeling and I like it. Ha! Although I wish that power could make this virus go away. Doug and Siobhan got engaged last year and had plans to get married in Savannah with an amazing celebration this April. Unfortunately their wedding has had to move to August, but all great things are worth the wait and I know it will be that much more special! Thankfully we were able to capture these images (and socially distance ourselves) at Georgia Tech since the campus is closed, however Piedmont Park was filled with people soaking up sunshine and King of Pops! I am so glad I got to spend an afternoon with Doug and Sio in the sun before staying holed up at home. These are crazy times but Doug and Siobhan are taking everything in stride. The way these two take on life and any problems they face are truly inspiring. They have each other's back and totally operate as a team. Now I am just excited to have a new date to look forward to where we will dance and drink and celebrate these two FINALLY getting married! Doug and Siobhan - thanks for letting me schlep you all over campus and the park. I hope you love these as much as I do!
Hannah and Morgan recently got engaged in Chapel Hill where they met in college and will be getting married this fall! Unfortunately when they reached out about their wedding, I was already booked for their date. SO SAD! Thankfully they wanted to capture this exciting time with engagement photos and we managed to find a day and time when it wasn't pouring rain. It did sprinkle, but we also got sunshine (Georgia weather is insane). Hannah and Morgan are obviously so comfortable with each other, but aren't used to the PDA... which made for some of my most favorite candid moments ever. In these crazy times it is helpful to have someone by your side that can make you laugh at the drop of a hat and Hannah and Morgan have definitely found that in each other. Hannah and Morgan - thank you for finding a way to include me in this chapter of your lives!! I hope you love these as much as I do!!
Sometimes timing is just right... like when we picked THE perfect weekend for peak foliage for Sarah and Ian's engagement session. And then sometimes timing doesn't exactly work out... like when the cork prematurely pops out of the champagne bottle you planned on sabering with a custom saber. Best intentions, right? Thankfully champagne tastes just as delicious no matter how you open it and we also able to have a little fun with it! I loved exploring the park with Sarah and Ian and hearing all about their magical proposal in Paris (which is where they learned to saber a bottle of champagne!). I first met Sarah when I worked at Georgia Tech and it feels a bit like the past and present worlds colliding! It's so amazing to see what all she has accomplished and I'm so thrilled to able to be a part of this special time in this new chapter! Sarah and Ian - thank you for letting me schlepp you all over the park and an EXTRA thank you for the thoughtful gift! Can't wait for next year!