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!
Last weekend was a rough one for the Doty household health wise. Food poisoning + mastitis meant I was pretty pitiful. But Ellie and Blair traveled to Atlanta for their engagement session and I was going to shoot it even if it meant they got the full Doty experience.... Morgan AND Mila joined in for their engagement at Piedmont Park! At least the stroller provided some storage for extra shoes. Ha! Blair wanted a skyline shot and Ellie wanted a natural feel. That's the best part about Piedmont! You get the best of both worlds. Although in this time of year, the cold temperature means it's much less crowded and the trees are naked! I had so much fun with these two. I completely forgot I didn't feel great because Ellie and Blair can make you laugh and smile in a heartbeat. The way they can tease each other but still look at each other adoringly truly warms your heart. Which was a good thing because it was about 40 degrees out. Ellie and Blair - thank you for coming up to Atlanta for your session and bearing the cold for these images!! Can't wait for MAY!!!
St. Simons is a special place for Hannah and Trey, as it is where they got engaged and where they will be married next spring! I am so glad they wanted to do their engagement session on the island because it is so beautiful! The Spanish moss, palm trees, and gorgeous sunsets over the water are a photographer's dream... not to mention it meant we got an impromptu family vacation too! Hannah and Trey met a year ago and on their first date enjoyed a trip to a brewery followed by Mexican food and margaritas. As Trey put it, "we had beer, Mexican, margaritas, and then I fell in love." When you know, you just know and I know these two have a lifetime of smiles and laughter ahead of them. Hannah and Trey are so comfortable with each other and can't look at each other without grinning ear to ear. We started their session at the Lighthouse where Trey proposed, and then hopped over to the church where they will get married. Our final stop was at Epworth, where we had a sunset that was quite the finale! The only thing that could've made it better was having their adorable dog Charlie there... but thankfully he'll be attending the wedding. Hannah and Trey - thank you so much for making the trip down and giving me an excuse to have a weekend at the beach! I cannot WAIT for March!!
I had the pleasure of spending a gorgeous evening on Georgia Tech's campus with Meredith and Michael. We retraced their steps of how their love story began and hit all the meaningful hot-spots on campus. Meredith and Michael met at orientation and ended up in the same dorm and a few classes together. After a few months, they were "official". Gotta love a Georgia Tech love story that begins right from the start at FASET! When I asked Meredith if she had any specific shots in mind she said, "No, I just want these pictures to show how happy and in love we are. Because we are!". And in that moment I fell in love with these two. They're literally almost giddy with each other and I had a blast capturing this exciting time in their lives. Meredith and Michael - thank you for making the trip from North Carolina for your engagement session! I hope you love these as much as I do!
I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Karlee and Kyle at Winn Park for their engagement session last week! Since Kyle arranged to have the proposal photographed, they had some experience in front of the camera. These two have also been together for a long time so their easy laughter and comfort with each other made my job a breeze! With the afternoon heat index of about 95+ degrees out, we decided it would be best to start in the morning to beat the heat! Unfortunately that meant Kyle had to leave his night shift as a nurse, run home and shower, and head back into town to smile for the camera! Do I have the best clients ever or what?! Kyle and Karlee were both troopers as we dodged spider webs and rain showers to capture these images... and I would say they are worth it! Can't wait for October!!