Kari + Thor, Engaged | St. Simons Island, GA

Ready for a weekend getaway? St. Simons Island, here we come!  ;) This engagement session will transport you to straight to all of that sunshine, ocean, beach, and.....wait. Nope. This engagement session was supposed to have all of that, before the skies got cloudy and the rain started falling....!  But lucky for me, this couple is awesome and flexible and not at all bothered by a stormy sky. We quickly shifted gears and the pictures that follow are some of my favorite I've ever taken! Let me let the bride introduce herself and her fiancé before we get to the pictures.

From Kari,

I grew up in Charlotte, NC and Thor in Juliette, GA. After college I moved to St. Simons Island, which is where our story started thanks to a mutual friend. It was just about 4 years ago when I was introduced to Thor (and yes that's his real name!) - and immediately became smitten over him. Lucky for me, he was just as interested in me. We’ve been together ever since, and while neither of us call St. Simons home, it holds a special place in our hearts, which is why we chose it as the destination for our wedding on 9/19/15. The second we drive onto the island we remember all the special memories that led us to where we are today, and we couldn't think of a better place to finally become husband and wife!  

Aren't they adorable?! I love them. And I love their engagement story. It's seriously in my top 5 favorites and totally ends all cliches surrounding Holiday proposals. 

The first three years of our relationship were spent hours (and states) apart, so holidays were always a special time for us because we got to spend more than a short weekend together. This past Christmas, Thor came to Charlotte to be with my family, and little did I know, it would be the best Christmas of my life. After the last present was opened, and we all sat around on the floor in our pajamas, Thor said there was one more present. He got down on one knee in front of me and my entire family, and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I think he said a lot of other sweet things, but I was so overwhelmed with happiness that I can’t remember what he said even if my life depended on it! There was something extra special about my family being there to witness this moment, and it’s one I’ll surely never forget!

Kari and Thor, I had a blast dodging the rain with you two! Thanks for being so great about it. I am so excited for your wedding!

Lydia Phillips

athens, GA, USA