I know, I know. 2015 was an entire MONTH ago! And I'm just now getting around to doing our big engagement session wrap-up post of the year. What can I say? I'm starting this year a bit overdue. But we've been working really hard behind the scenes to make 2016 the best year yet! January always comes with some major re-organization and a flurry of new ideas and inspiration. But with that said, I will kind of miss 2015. We had the honor of working with some of the best (and most beautiful!) brides. Luckily for us, many of these couples won't get married until later this year, so we get to see them again!
He is her sister's husband's best friend, and though they had known each other for awhile, it didn't long for them to know it was right once they finally started dating. They do, however differ on their opinion of their first date. She watches him with adoring eyes as he tells their first date story, while shyly looking down and shaking her head with a smile. If you ask Wendy, she will tell you it was at Baskin Robbins, over ice cream and good conversation. But David argues that it's not a real date unless you get dressed up and go to a nice place. And that's the thing about David. He knows how to treat a lady, and he loves to spoil Wendy!
These two lovebirds actually got married this past Saturday! It was a beautiful, perfect day, and we can't wait to share those images. But in the meantime, we're going to share the images from their midtown Memphis fall engagement session! We managed to fit in a little time for Kate and Sean's engagement photos only a couple weeks before the wedding, on a beautiful autumn day. I absolutely love the trees in the fall! Keep reading to see the beautiful yellows and reds we captured, along with this cute couple!
When I first met Danielle a few months ago, she showed up for our meeting in the cutest summer dress and a big, floppy hat. I knew right then that I loved her! She was initially wanting just an engagement session, but the more I talked to her and Will, the more I knew that we had to shoot their wedding too! I quickly learned that not only were they the cutest couple ever, but, like us, they love to laugh and have fun! Lucky for us, they agreed, and we can't wait to shoot their wedding next year in Arkansas. In the meantime, we had a great time together at their engagement session! Keep reading to see this fun Beale Street engagement and the photos with their precious puppy!
When Olivia and I were planning her engagement session, she went back and forth on outfit options. I usually recommend one dressy outfit and one casual outfit for our AHP couples, to give them some diversity in their images. But when Olivia said, "we love dressing up and we're just not casual people," I knew dressy was the way to go for both outfits! Above all, we want our images to represent our couples, so letting them be them was a priority!
It's been quite a long time since we first met with Erica, so we were so excited to get to see her again, and meet Logan, for their engagement shoot! Erica is the sweetest thing, and we loved her right away! When she told me she would be wearing a long, RED dress for her engagement photos, I jumped up and down with delight. No, really. I did! Just wait until you see how their photos turned out!
On the contact form on our website, I ask couples to list three words that describe them. This just gives me an idea of the bride and groom's personalities before we even meet, and also makes them think about what makes them unique. When Mary filled out the form, one of the words she used was "rum." I knew from that moment on that we were going to get along fabulously! She also listed "fun" and "kind" and after meeting and spending time with them, I couldn't agree more.
When Emily first emailed me about her wedding, I kept thinking to myself, "This name is so familiar. Do I know her?" I went on to compose my reply, sent it off to her, then it hit me. I immediately emailed her again, asking, "are you by any chance a high school teacher? I think you had my daughter Helen in your English class last year!" I even remembered Helen telling me that her teacher got engaged. It just so happened that Emily was that teacher!
I am so excited to share this Jacksonville engagement session! Not only did we get to travel to one of my favorite places to shoot on the BEACH, but both Ed and I fell in love with Erin and Donny right away! Since we had only met before over Skype, this was our first time meeting face to face. Within 5 minutes, I knew that Erin and I were kindred spirits. We're the same person! Well, except she gets to live in sunny Florida, and I'm still only dreaming about it.
Detra is from a small rural town in Illinois and loves the farm life. Fred is from Memphis and loves the city light and energy. They may be opposites, but they compliment each other perfectly! We had to include both their personalities in their engagement shoot, so we went for both a city and country theme!