As a student at Young Harris College, Melissa worked as a server at the Chocolate Cafe to help pay her tuition. One day she waited the table of Kevin’s parents, whom at this point she didn’t know, and had made such an impression that Kevin’s mom Melanie, had secretly gone to Melissa’s manager and asked that Melissa wait on her son Kevin, when ever he came in. Not long after Kevin came in with some friends. Then he came in alone and tried to strike up a conversation with Melissa by asking her to surprise him with anything she wanted from the menu. Melissa brought him the shrimp scampi and after lunch Kevin not only got her number, but he got food poison too. Oopsie. Having survived his 24 hour bout of poison, Kevin called Melissa and asked to take her on a date on one of his boats onto Lake Chatuge. There was more than an instant connection between them. Love at first sight is how they both described it and 4 years later, Kevin took Melissa out on the same lake, but a different boat and asked her to marry him.¬†Melissa and Kevin, you really are a special couple. I can’t tell you how much fun I had getting to know you both during your engagement session. I am so excited and cannot wait to do it all over again for your wedding day in October.

We started the session at Kevin’s parents house in Hiawassee, GA, which is where Melissa and Kevin’s wedding will be in October and we wanted to include their adorable and energetic dog Harvey, in some of the photos.

Little Harvey was anxious to run and play, so we let him off his leash and turned our attention to the happy couple.

Kevin has such a confident style in clothes. He thinks completely outside the box and I love it.

The garden’s at Kevin’s parents house were just breath taking. I could shoot there all day.

I caught Melissa in the midst of a little song and dance.

Too cute.

Melissa, you are so stankin fabulous


Kevin was more than comfortable rockin his inner GQ.

Seriously you too.

Melissa’s antique inspired ring.

Melissa, you are too fabulous for words.

The perfect Save the Date sign for the perfect rustic wedding.

From Kevin’s parents house we decided to take a boat out onto the lake and capture some amazing sunset shots. And of course we had to snap a photo of Melissa’s ring on the boat Kevin proposed.

Ok, how effortlessly cool is this couple? As a non cool person, I’m jealous.

The sunset that evening did not disappoint. Amazing, amazing light.


Love this little quiet moment.

Melissa, can you please stop being so stunning??

Smokin hot couple.

Nothing like finishing on a romantic note.

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14 Responses to “Melissa & Kevin – Engagement”

  1. Drew says:

    That save the date picture is the best thing I’ve ever seen

  2. Sarah says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the pictures!

  3. Kim says:

    Fantastic pictures! Fantastic couple! You can see the “real” Kevin and Melissa in these pictures. Gotta love ‘em…..and Harvey, too (of course).

  4. Meaghan Kelly says:

    Absolutely amazing pictures!! LOVE them!!! :)

  5. Ellen says:

    Melissa you are amazingly beautiful! Kevin, very handsome! You guys look great together and you will make the perfect bride and groom!

  6. Tommy Kennedy says:


  7. Claudia Bates says:

    You guys are so adorable. Great pictures.

  8. Auli says:

    Great pics!

  9. Debbie Rose says:

    These are amazing

  10. Jennifer says:

    Hey Kev! You guys actually look pretty good! :)

  11. Cayce says:

    Awesome awesome! Such a photogenic couple! :)

  12. Melanie says:

    Is this the Brooks Brothers catalog? What a handsome son and beautiful daughter in law to be!!!!

  13. Brittany says:

    You guys look incredible! I love the sunset on the boat shots!

  14. Alli says:

    Yay!! You guys look so great. I’m so happy you hired the fabulous Karen. She did such a good job with Ellen and Drew, and she’s doing a great job with you guys, too! Seriously, you could sell these to an American Eagle catalog. The boat shots are my favorite! :)

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