Sweetness is at its very best! That’s what comes to mind when describing the connection Jimmy + Michelle have as a couple. What’s even sweeter is hearing how they met and how they arrived to this point in time.
Jimmy met Michelle at a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in July of 2013 when he moved to South Carolina from Connecticut. It was truly an instant impact. Jimmy fondly remembers:
“She was completely stunning and I still remember exactly what she was wearing that day…she gave me a gorgeous smile and from that day forward, I was in love!”
Although he was extremely shy and a man of very few words, Michelle just knew he was special. “I just crushed from far away.” One weekend Michelle’s cousin encouraged Jimmy to get to know her better and the very next day, he made his move. That day was October 17, the same day that will now serve as their wedding date! In any case, things just exploded from there. Michelle recalls,
“He made it very easy to let my guard down.”
In particular because as she says, “I was the type who claimed I would never get married. People even recorded me saying that!” They got to know each other well and shortly thereafter, on March 9, Jimmy went old school and asked her parents for permission to date her. Gotta love him for that.
Moving ahead to the summer of 2014, Jimmy was now planning his proposal with all her friends. Meanwhile, for some time, Michelle and her friends were talking about doing a scavenger hunt in Savannah as part of their bucket list. This was perfect timing. So on they all jumped in a car and went down to this historic city, finding themselves at Forsyth Park. As they were enjoying their girls day, Jimmy popped up from behind a shrub to surprise Michelle. It was then and there that Jimmy dropped to one knee and proposed. “I was so nervous”. Jimmy laughs as he describes that moment. “I really don’t remember what I said as I was about to faint from the nerves.” Michelle remembers, “It was a complete surprise to see him there. He was so nervous, but it was so adorable and I was so happy it was finally happening.”
On this August day, we return to the site of their engagement, Forsyth Park, to relive this memorable moment in their lives and capture some beautiful photographs of a couple absolutely made for each other. Congratulations Michelle and Jimmy. We can’t wait to document your wedding day in just a couple of weeks!
For more than a century, the Duck Pond Park has been a much-loved and enjoyed natural green space in the Peachtree Heights East neighborhood of Buckhead. As one of the best kept secrets in Atlanta, it serves as a serene natural environment for many activities. On this day the park served as the setting to photograph Todd and Chrissy’s engagement session. All morning long storms kept blowing rain through the metro area. It almost seemed as if the session would not happen. Nonetheless, with a little faith and determination, we were able to catch a break and the clouds actually allowed the sun to shine through at times. What a wonderful time with this couple we had.
Todd, who’s originally from Athens gels perfectly with Chrissy, an Auburn grad. Together they have a very caring but easy going demeanor that makes it so easy to get along with them. Their smiles are just off the charts; and they’re adventurous enough to go along with all our crazy requests. We even had some time for Maddie to make an appearance. By the end of the day, we weather was still cooperating. Well, sort of. So we made a quick run to get a couple of shots at the Jackson Street Bridge for the Atlanta skyline before the skies opened up again. All in all, a fantastic experience.
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The light was so amazing after the rain.
After some time playing with the ducks and dropping off Maddie, we headed over to the Jackson Street Bridge to end this amazing session. Congratulations and we can’t wait to cover your wedding next Spring.
Among several descriptions, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines personality as attractive qualities that make a person interesting or pleasant to be with. Fuse two great personalities together and what do you get? Pure awesomeness! That’s what we have with Alex and Yaquelin. Spunk and loads of personality! A gorgeous sunny afternoon, a slight breeze plus tons of energy and laughter powered this engagement session across Piedmont Park and the Fox Theater in Downtown Atlanta. As a wedding photographer, working with couples that have this type of chemistry makes our job so much fun. We can’t help but to look forward to their August wedding!
Yaquelin’s smile and laugh are so contagious. We all had a wonderful time.
Sunny, spring, Sunday afternoons are extra special when you can hang out with great people. Such was the case with Zach + Kerri as we made our way through Roswell. They both have challenging careers, Zach is a paramedic and Kerri, a project manager. However, when the weekend arrives, they know how to have fun. Whether it’s catching the Black Keys in concert, a Georgia Tech football game on a fall day, or just hiking a mountain trail; they’re like-minded and have a great attitude towards life. Not to mention they are crazy about each other! With all that in mind, it made sense to have this engagement session outdoors where we could highlight some of the things that reflect who they are. Thanks again Zach + Keri for a great afternoon. If this is any indication, your wedding will be spectacular!
Winter finally let up in Atlanta just in time for one gorgeous Sunday afternoon. After dodging rain for several weeks, the sun broke thru for Jay + Ida. Here are just a few images from a great afternoon at the park. Congratulations on your engagement!
It’s been a cold and rainy start to 2015 here in Georgia. Nevertheless, on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon in March we were able to finally get out and shoot our first engagement session of the year. Providing a mix of garden charm with a big city feel, the Hyatt-Villa Christina grounds was the perfect spot for Juan and Anna’s photo shoot. It’s also the site of their big New Year’s Eve wedding! So of course, confetti exploding champagne bottles had to be included in the mix as a tie-in! It was all part of a fantastic, playful afternoon with this beautiful couple.
At the end of every year we take some time to look back and reflect on everything we experienced. Accomplishments as well as opportunities for improvement. We feel it’s important to look at both as this creates a better road map for personal and professional growth. 2014 was a year of great change for us. Truly remarkable to meet and work with so many new brides, vendors and venues. It was also reassuring to see how our individual artistic visions continued to grow and fuse together as a team. A style that we feel makes us unique and different. Our wedding photography also provided gateways to all new destinations such as Jamaica and India. We are so grateful for all the experiences of the past year and we look forward to 2015 for more of the same. Obviously they’re moments we are proud of and we’d like to share those with you. The following is a collection of our favorites photos of 2014.
We are so excited to introduce Iain and Katja! This couple has a style all there own, highlighted by their awesome sense of humor and their two pups. Fun, carefree, smart and funny, they had us laughing all throughout the session. What a great couple to have when the weather doesn’t necessarily cooperate. When we arrived at Whitewater Creek, we were met with heavy showers and thunderstorms. “No problem, it’s just rain” That’s the first thing they said. So off we went. After 30 minutes of rain, rays of sunlight started streaming through pockets of dispersing clouds. What’s more, a steamy fog developed over the river, providing such a unique atmosphere. So off to the water’s edge we went, where we spent the remainder of our session. We can’t wait to spend even more time with them in November for their Lake Lanier fall wedding!
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