Today is a very special day on the blog! We always consider ourselves lucky to get to do what we do, but when we get to photograph friends, it’s an extra blessing! Most of Memphis may know Natalie as a top finalist on So You Think You Can Dance or as a cast member of Wicked, but to us, she is “Miss Natalie,” the one person who probably spends almost as much time with our kids as we do! Natalie is the competition director at our dance studio, and she is the one in charge of making our kids (and tons of others!) into the great dancers that they are turning out to be! We couldn’t be more grateful for her, so when we heard she was getting married, we were first in line to “audition” for the role of photographer! All cheesy puns aside, we are thrilled to be able to document this time in her life, and we can’t wait for the wedding!
We had heard a lot about Adam, but we never actually met him until the engagement session. When we did, it was easy to see why Natalie likes him so much! They have known each other for quite a long time, and have been friends forever. Though they went to grade school together, it took a little more time for them to discover that they were soul mates. But the wait was worth it! When her tour with Wicked was over, Natalie knew that she didn’t want to be away from Adam any longer. Adam felt the same way, so when he asked Natalie to be his wife (on stage, naturally!), she eagerly said yes!
When Natalie told me that she wanted something completely off the beaten path for their engagement session, I started to get excited! We know Natalie doesn’t do anything halfway, and their session did not disappoint! We met them at their favorite speakeasy for the first part of their engagement session. Natalie wanted a black and white, prohibition style, and Mollie Fontaine’s was the perfect location! They both looked amazing, and we had so much fun!
Obviously, they are naturals in front of the camera!
I knew Natalie would look stunning, but I was unprepared for the amount of her amazing-ness.
After a change into something a little more casual, we made our way downtown for some urban shots in some of their favorite areas.
Love. Love. Love.
Right after this shot, we got kicked out of this empty lot. No, seriously. Because photography is dangerous business! It’s always an adventure!!
Natalie, you look like your mom in this one. And for anyone who doesn’t know her, that’s a compliment ;)
Natalie, and Adam, thank you SO MUCH for hanging out with us for an evening! We had so much fun having prohibition cocktails and getting kicked out of dangerous empty lots with you. We’re so excited for your Greek wedding! We know there will be lots of dancing!