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!
I have lived in Atlanta for almost a decade and somehow this was my FIRST TIME exploring the High Museum of Art! I'm so glad I got to have Britt and Forrest as my guides. I love when couples incorporate a setting that is comfortable and meaningful to them and the High Museum is a place Britt and Forrest enjoy together often. They showed me their favorite exhibits and paintings... and dodged a few security guards that didn't believe we had received permission to photograph inside the museum! This was actually our second attempt at their engagement session as the first try was rained out so we thought we were in the clear to shoot some inside the museum and then some outdoors. The joke was on us that when we decided we had captured everything we wanted to capture inside and head outside, it started it rain. Thankfully Britt and Forrest were troopers and just went with it. I knew I loved these two before we ever met in person, but with their relaxed nature and sense of humor it's like they were meant to be my couple! I am so excited for their big day in the spring but even more excited to have two new friends.
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!