Ashley + Bryan's Engagement Shoot, Lake Rabun, GA

We have a little bit of a throwback for you guys today! This very fall engagement shoot at Lake Rabun, GA was just sitting here waiting to be shared, and today's the day! :)

For Ashley and Bryan, the engagement shoot's location holds a lot of special memories. Ashley grew up visiting Lake Rabun (her parents now own a home in the area) and now she and Bryan have lots of special memories of their own at this gorgeous lake. 

Russ + Rachel's Engagement Session at Vogel State Park

So happy to share this couple's engagement session on our blog today! They are two of the most incredible human beings I've ever met and I hope that these pictures make you want to be best friends with them forever. We traveled all the way up to Vogel State Park to do this session. Russ and Rachel are both outdoorsy, laid back people so the setting way pretty much perfect. 

Thank you both for choosing me to photograph your love! I can't wait for your wedding day!

Brittany + Aaron | Athens, GA Engagement Shoot

This Athens, GA engagement shoot will take your breath away! Brittany approached me about shooting some last minute engagement photos around Athens (for their wedding coming up this May!) and I was all in. We explored a few ideas and then decided to just try all of them, so get ready for a whirlwind tour of Athens' best engagement spots! :) Enjoy!

Morgan + Drew, St Simons Island Engagement

Today I get to introduce you to this fantastic couple! Morgan and Drew!

Aren't they the best?  I just love them.  Morgan is a friend of a friend of mine but we'd never met when she booked us for their wedding. Even so, I'm pretty certain we were bound to become best friends at some point. When we were talking engagement pictures, she suggested Epworth by the Sea for it's Oaks and Spanish moss. I love Oak trees and Spanish moss! I suggested early morning, she and Drew show up with matching coffee mugs and a flannel blanket. Once again, I love coffee and flannel! Also the mugs were from Target, and I love Target. So basically, we're very similar people :) 

The rest of the morning was full of laughing and smiles and honestly, the two are way too easy to photograph. It felt like hanging out with old friends and I love that.  They shared a little bit of their proposal story with me and I'll let you in on that after a few pictures--

Ok, so I asked them to type out the proposal for me. Reading it, I laughed out loud at just how sweet and fun it is! And like Morgan points out, its pretty amazing how perfectly Drew's planning turns out! From Morgan:

"It was the a perfect day...
It happened the night that our parents were suppose to meet for the first time at the restaurant of our first date. We had driven over to my parents house early to visit with them before dinner. We sat around chatting in their living room for several minutes and after a while, I looked outside to notice that my mom had arranged two of her patio chairs at the edge of the riverbank to overlook the water (or so it seemed). It looked so inviting so I asked Drew if he wanted to go sit outside for a minute. 

As we walked towards the two chairs, I noticed that "my mom" had placed a Bible on the side table. I thought she had come out earlier to do her quite time here. I sat down and opened up the Bible to a page that was marked. Each highlighted verse led me to a new verse on a different page. I read through about 10 verses and then look up to Drew. He spoke to me about our time together and our life to come (At this point I was catching on so naturally my brain and memory shut down). He stood me up to hug me and in one move, he had dropped to one knee and pulled out a ring. I was in the happiest state of surprise! 

A few minutes later, my best friend Lauren Jefferies, appeared from behind the neighbors bushes. She'd been taking pictures the whole time. I had no clue! We took her back to her house, where I was surprised to find our friends and family gathered to celebrate with us both.

Looking back, it's funny how well Drew knew me and how I would react to step of his plan. It was beyond perfect!"

Morgan and Drew, I am so looking forward to your wedding later this year! You're a wonderful couple and I'm grateful to know you both. Thanks for such a fun engagement session!

Colton + Martie, Atlanta Engagement

Hey everyone! Hope your New Year is off to a great start. I'm certainly excited for what 2016 has to offer! Things have been busy here for the last several months and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I'm lining up a few blog posts to showcase some favorites from 2015, so stand by!

Now, Martie and Colton's epic Atlanta engagement session. Something I love about this couple is that Martie was in Evan and Megan's wedding party last April. I hadn't met her fiancé Colton until this November day in Piedmont Park for their engagement session. Atlanta engagement photos are full of potential so I was excited that they wanted to do a quick second location with me after the park! Check out the photos and get to know Martie and Colton a little better:

When and where'd you two meet?

"He says we met on the bus coming back from a field trip we took during a class we were both in Junior year...I don't even remember it. Lol" -Martie

Despite their differing stories over when they *officially* met,  it only took about a year for Colton to be sure this girl was it. He picked out the ring himself and planned the sweetest proposal: a photo album of their relationship building up to that moment--with a ring and the proposal as part of the book! I love it! 

Martie and Colton I had a blast running around Atlanta with you! I can't wait to see your adventure continue in 2016. Congrats!