Dawnna contacted me about scheduling a portrait session for her Jonathan I was so excited to capture the last bit of fall colors with them on Emory and Henrys campus especially since it was where they met. She was so excited that she had talked him into getting some updated photos of just the two of them.
I was over the moon with excitement when Jonathan emailed me to explain that this wasn’t going to just be a couples session-he was going to propose! He wanted to start out with a few minutes of regular photos to throw her off, just in case she was expecting a proposal, and then we walked through the leaves to the chapel. I asked Jonathan and Dawnna to tell each other what attracted them the most when they first met. Imagine Dawnna’s surprise when after they kissed he had a ring and was down on one knee.
I had a huge smile on my face and tears in my eyes as I got to share in this sweet moment. The moments that followed after were precious-lots of questions about how he planned it and who all knew about the plan. Dawnna was in complete shock. Thank you Jonathan for trusting me to capture this moment in your relationship! Your love story has just begun.
I don’t get to do it very often but when I have a open Saturday and get the chance to second shoot with one of my really good friends the answer is always yes! Jessica, the beautiful face behind Shutter and Bloom was not only the main photographers for this wedding but she was also the matron of honor!
The flowers from Love and Bloom Farm were unreal and Meghin would take anyones breath away. The combination created a ceremony was straight out of a storybook. The families cried happy tears as these two exchanged their vows. I had to fight back tears myself.
The fairy tale continued through the night with the reception. Any reception the includes donuts from my favorite spot, Hole and Corner Donuts, will automatically become something straight out of my dreams! Ben and Meghin dance the night away and I was lucky enough to share in the smiles and a few donuts of course!
Venue: Churchill Weavers
Cake: Caked by Becca
Donuts: Hole and Corner Donuts
Flowers: Love and Bloom Flower Farm
The sweetest couple, a gorgeous sunset and 2 adorable dogs made for a perfect engagement session. I was lucky enough to get to wander around this beautiful farm in Rural Retreat with John and Taylor.
I absolutely love engagement sessions because they allow couples a chance to get comfortable with me behind the camera. My favorite part is that by the end of the session they feel comfortable enough to truely laugh, and be themselves in front of me. Getting to that point is the key to telling their love story on their wedding day and I will do whatever it takes to make them laugh and have fun at their sessions.
Thank you for trusting me to tell your love story next year. I cannot wait to be a part of your big day.