Archive for the ‘Engagements’ Category

They were attracted to each other right from the start, but both Rebekah and Drew spent several months playing the game. That game you play when your extremely attracted to someone but your not 100% sure the attraction is reciprocated. The cautious flirting, the jokes that somehow morph their way into private jokes. The smiles the giggles, the fun. To complicate things a little bit, both Rebekah and Drew worked together in a popular Southern restaurant, he was her manager, as a result neither was willing to be the one to put their true feelings out there. What if they had both misread the signs? Life at work could suddenly become very awkward and a good friendship ruined. However, one night Drew found the courage to call Rebekah and during their conversation he came clean about his feelings for her. This was music to Rebekah’s ears. And even though she had her doubts due to their working situation, her gut was telling her that this guy, this relationship was different. Thankfully she listened to her gut and now,  3 years later, Rebekah and Drew are in the midst of planning their wedding.

Rebekah and Drew have an adorable little dog called Puffin. Puffin was actually a big part of Drew’s proposal to Rebekah and will also be playing a very important role in their wedding as “dog of honor”. So it only made sense that we include little Puffin in some of the engagement photos.

Puffin will be helping to get the word out for Rebekah and Drew’s “Save the Date” cards.

The UGA campus where Rebekah is still studying was bursting with fabulous fall colors.

Not sure if it was myself or Drew that said something to prompt this reaction from Rebekah. I’m gonna say it was Drew.

Such a fierce looking couple.

Stunning!

Drew has an amazing way of making Rebekah laugh big, I love it.

To see even more of Rebekah & Drew’s engagement photos, CLICK HERE for slideshow!

They met by way of some friends, kinda sorta. They were both dating other people and even though they shared some mutual friends in their Panama City friendship circle, Emily and Cameron had never met. After breaking up with his then girlfriend, for some reason this girl Emily, who Cameron had heard a couple of his friend mention, popped into his mind. He decided to do a little homework (via Facebook) and after viewing pictures and checking out their mutual cyber friends, Cameron sent Emily an e-mail.

The timing of Cameron’s e-mail could not have been more perfect. Emily was no longer seeing her boyfriend and by her own admission, was in a bit of a life rut. She was new to Panama City having just enrolled in nurse anesthesia college. She didn’t have a a lot of friends and had broken up with her boyfriend. After long days at the hospital, Emily would walk the beach each evening pondering her life, the direction it was headed and wonder if she was ever going to find that special someone to share the journey with. Thats when she received an e-mail that changed everything.

In the weeks that followed there were dates, lots and lots of dates. The attraction for both Emily and Cameron was instantaneous and the relationship was easy, comfortable and lots of fun. Emily’s smile, her laugh and her huge passion for life complimented Cameron’s charming, vivacious and often downright inappropriate sense of humor perfectly.

Emily and Cameron, I am incredibly honored and so excited to shoot your wedding this November. Having been in your company the entire weekend, I know this wedding will be every bit as fantastically fabulous as you both, with a large focus on the celebration.

The location for Emily and Cameron’s engagement shoot was Panama City Beach. Perfect, until the thunder storms began to roll in the night before and remained the following day, the day we’d planned to shoot. A quick online weather check showed nothing but thunderstorms for not just that day but for the next week. A little deflated we began talking about a plan B, which involved looking a other possible dates, weeks from now. Then all of a sudden there was a break, a small window of a couple of hours where the weather did a bipolar u-turn and without hesitation, with hair and make-up done in record time, we were out on the golden sands capturing some engagement fierceness.

One thing I love about Emily and Cameron, is their ability to laugh and have fun.

Die! for the how stunning this shot is.

Emily, I can’t tell you enough how fabulous you are, hopefully now you see it.

And how can anyone not be thinking J Crew model when they see Cameron here?

I see gorgeous babies in their future.

Gotta showcase those sexy legs Em.

Emily laughing in the background, just cracked me up. Its just so her.

Hello fabulous diamond!

A couple straight out of the pages of a magazine.

I loved this little gem of a neighborhood Emily found, so much character and cuteness.

I’m not saying the photographer had to wade her way into the canal to capture these next couple of shots, but I’m not saying she didn’t either. Absolutely worth it I’d say.

For even more Emily & Cameron fierceness CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW.

They met on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and while visually they were not strangers, Andrew went to the same school as Lauren’s brother, they had never actually spoken before. During that trip they made a real connection. Andrew had a girlfriend back home so the connection was never anything more than two people who had found a really good friend in each other. However, upon their return, Andrew’s relationship with his girlfriend ended and that summer he and Lauren began to hangout more and more. By the end of the summer Lauren knew she had fallen for Andrew, in a big way, but she was sure he viewed her as nothing more than a friend, so she kept her feelings to herself and went on to start her first year of college while Andrew stayed to complete his senior year of high school.

From there things became a tangled web of bad timing and other relationships, with Lauren eventually moving to a different state in the hopes that distance would give her some time and space to put her her feelings around Andrew aside. But a return trip home several years later for a friends birthday found the two of them at the same party and that night Andrew found the courage to come clean about his feelings for Lauren, news that both shocked and delighted her. It was still several months later before they became an official couple, but since that moment they have been inseparable. And next month they will officially become husband and wife, finally.

Lauren and Andrew decided to have their engagement session in the small and adorable town of Hampton, GA, the town where Andrew grew up.

And although they both admitted they were nervous to be in front of the camera, you could hardly tell from the way they rocked the fierce out of it.

O-M-G Lauren, stunning.

A cute little train station in Hampton that now serves as the town courthouse, provided us with some nice old southern details to shoot against.

Lauren and Andrew have such a lovely fun and carefree approach to life and each other and I loved being able to capture tiny glimpses of that side of their relationship.

Fabulous couple.

Ladies, I give you permission to hate Lauren, cos those long and luscious eyelashes, are real. So jealous.

I mean seriously, how good looking is this couple??

They met by way of a friend and by that I mean Logan came over to Katie’s house in the hopes of getting to know her room-mate and friend a little better. What he wasn’t expecting was to be greeted by a very cute, sweet girl with a beautifully shy yet endearing smile. Instantly Logan knew he had fallen for this girl, hard and immediately he got to work trying to find out everything he could about her. They talked comfortably, for hours, and after securing a date for the following week, Logan left a happy man. Three years later Logan took Katie to the exact same restaurant where they had their first date and this time, he proposed.

Katie and Logan, I enjoyed every second of your engagement session. You are two of the warmest and nicest people I’ve ever met. I know your wedding day will be AH-mazing and I wish nothing more for you than a long and very happy life together.

For Katie and Logan’s engagement session to roamed the beautiful Vine Gardens.

Now this is a good looking couple.

How cute are these two??

The gardens were in full Spring bloom which only enhanced the romance and beauty of our session.

Love that smile.

These next few photos were not really planned. After a quick outfit change I asked Katie to jump in real quick while I tested the light in this particular area, but once I started snapping, I couldn’t stop. Draped in the early evening sunshine, Katie looked absolutely fabulous.

A favorite for sure.

Don’t look now Katie, but your workin it!

Logan looking every inch the dashing groom to be.

Rawr!

My absolute favorite from the session for sure.

Molly & Reed – Engagement

February 27, 2013

It was like we’d always been friends, minutes after being introduced to Molly we were chatting, laughing, sharing and venting like 2 girls who’d known each other for years. Both of us were in the warm-up area getting ready to compete in the women’s 800m, well, I was pacing and Molly was competing. For those of you who may not know, Molly (Beckwith) is one of the US top ranked 800m runners. But before this blog turns into a love story about me and Molly let me stop, and refocus to the real love story here, the story of Molly & Reed.

Both were students attending different colleges in Indiana who one Saturday night, found themselves drinking at the same bar. Molly was out with her girlfriends, looking fierce and dressed to party in her hotpants and heels. Reed was with his guy friends and although not wearing his hotpants, that particular night, was still very eye-catching. At 6′ 8″ and one of the top players on his college basketball team, Reed towered above the entire bar, making him easy for Molly to spot. Strategically placing herself within close range, Molly made the first attempt at striking up a conversation, but Reed gave off a very distinctive “I’m not interested” vibe, which unbeknownst to Reed, made him even more desirable. Ignoring his vibe of disinterest, Molly turned up the effort, determined to find out more about this seemingly standoffish man and determined that he take a minute to get to know her. Once he did Reed was completely smitten by this vivacious blond, who was not only gorgeous and funny, but also competitive and driven as only a top ranking track athlete can be. Everything about them clicked, naturally and effortlessly, marriage was only a matter of time and this September, it will finally be their time.

Molly and Reed flew from Indiana to do their engagement session and we had just one day to make it happen. As bad luck would have it, it rained the entire night before and most of the next morning. Tracking the weather websites religious we discovered a small window late in the afternoon where the rain was going to stop, and thank goodness it did. So we rushed out and began the shoot right here on our property.

Just as I started shooting, Fintan waltzes past in a very “oh don’t mind me, just passing through” manner. Cheeky!

The shot minus Fintan.

Shout out to The Husband for setting up 2 of his favorite antique chairs for us to play with.

A stroll through some of the surrounding trees.

Fabulous legs, fabulous boots.

Rawr Molly.

Gorgeous and handome.

A small corner of wild brush and tree debris graces the edge of our property, and I love it. Its romantic in a derelict kind of way.

Sell it!

Reed was excellent at keeping the enjoyment levels high.

Believe it or not, this little pier was built by The Husband, I know, pretty cool. My man is so talented.

Best thing about an overcast day? Amazing water reflection.

With the rain still co-operating and a quick outfit change, we headed off to some open fields.

So cute.

Working the fierce, cozy style.

Getting some First Dance practice in.

Reed has the best smile.

To end the session we found ourselves a fabulous bridge and plenty of rushing water to play with.

Seriously you two.

Not every girl would agree to stand on the edge of some wet rocks over an angry flowing river in her 4 ” heels, but I’m so glad Molly did.