These two flew in from Texas just for their engagement session at Ponce City Market this weekend and while the weather wasn't exactly ideal Margaret and Mark were total troopers... while I was bundled up like it was snowing. This was my first time meeting Mark but he was everything Margaret described and when I heard their proposal story, he became even more of a keeper!! Quite possibly the most thoughtful proposal ever - from reliving the first date to coordinating friends from near and far - it was perfect! It's so obvious Margaret and Mark are absolutely smitten with each other and I love that they are viewing this time before the wedding to not only plan for the big day but also for their marriage. So many couples lose sight of this in the excitement of the engagement season! Margaret and Mark (also I really want to just call you guys M&Ms), thank you so much for traveling for your shoot and braving the cold! You two are truly wonderful together and I can't wait for your wedding later this year!!
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!!
When I first met Carolyn and Greg, it was over a (few) bourbon old fashioned(s) and we talked for about 2.5 hours. I instantly knew I would love these two and couldn't wait for their engagement session! We planned the date and location and *shocker*, we started at a bar. Thankfully it was a beautiful bar in Ponce City Market - the Mercury! They have amazing cocktails and unique atmosphere. After they got loosened up for the shoot, which was totally unnecessary for these two, we headed to Piedmont Park where Carolyn and Greg had their first date rollerblading through the park! I still wish they would have brought their skates but I'd say the vibrance of the fall foliage made up for it! Carolyn and Greg are absolutely two peas in a pod and light up any room they walk into. You can't help but laugh and smile when you're around them because not only are they hysterical, they are just good people! I cannot WAIT for their big day next year!
Carolyn and Greg - thank you for taking time from your family over the holidays to capture these images! I hope you love them as much as I do!!
Last week I got to meet Kristen and Eric's newest addition to their family (and Xander's new BFF), Allie! A new puppy at an engagement session? YES PLEASE! But having two dogs definitely requires a little wrangling during an engagement session and I'm so thankful Madeline (a past bride and BFF!) was able to help keep the dogs entertained and full of treats so we could capture a few portraits without them! It's obvious that Kristen and Eric are so in love, but also best friends. These two can make each other laugh at the drop of a hat and they definitely had me rolling during their session. We first explored downtown Marietta before heading to Kennesaw Mountain to get that yummy golden hour light! After strolling through the high grass, throwing a few leaves at each other, and bribing Xander and Allie with treats, their session was a wrap! Kristen and Eric - thank you for taking time out of your busy work week to capture these images!!
One of the things I love most about my job is getting to capture sweet couples during such an exciting time in their lives. What makes it an extra special perk for me is when that couple is like family. I grew up with Jeremy as my brother from another mother and I am SO thrilled he found the love of his life to marry next Summer!! Brittany and Jeremy complement each other so perfectly and it's easy to see how much fun they have together. Before the shoot, Brittany and Jeremy told me that they were not the most comfortable in front of the camera, and knowing Jeremy he was just hoping I didn't make him to anything embarrassing to send to his friends later. But before the rain ruined our plans for the second half of the shoot, they were total naturals! Since they could make each other laugh, I could take care of the rest! Brittany and Jeremy - thank you for making the drive to Atlanta for your session! I wish the weather would have cooperated but so appreciate y'all just going with the flow! LOVE YOU TWO!!!