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!
Sometimes things need to be done the wrong way a couple times before they can be done right. This seems to be a theme in Samantha and Slay's relationship, but it works for them because they are so right for each other!
Keith and Joe met at the UGA Law School. While they both attended different schools previously, they each wound up at UGA at the same time. Over the course of their three years there so far, they fell in love, and they will be getting married in Memphis in two weeks! Since Athens is such a big part of their lives now, we all really wanted to do their engagement session there. So Ed and I traveled to Athens (just a few days after spending a week in Georgia ourselves!) to document this special times in their lives. I'm so glad we did! Not only did we get tons of amazing photos, but we got to spend a weekend in a lovely Georgian town, and soak up the college culture!
Brittany and Walker are so easy-going! We knew right away that they were the perfect clients for us. We all got along from the moment we met, so we knew their engagement session would be a breeze. They love anything from taking their dogs for a walk along the gravel paths of Shelby Farms, to a simple barbecue at home, to dancing in the rain (as you will soon see). We wanted to make sure to capture the essence of who they are.
Katy and Eric like to tell people with a smile, "a tornado brought us together." While perhaps a bit morbid, it's actually almost quite true! Although they didn't realize it until later, Katy and Eric were in the same 5th grade class together. But it was their sophomore year in college that would bring them back together.
Jordanna and Justin have known each other since preschool. Preschool! They have class photos of themselves in preschool and 2nd grade where they were standing only feet from each other. They didn't know then that they were destined for each other, but they never would have ended up together if the path that led them to each other didn't start there.