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Chattahoochee River Engagement Photos
Shari + Will

We headed down to Atlanta a few weeks ago to meet up with Shari and Will for their engagement session. These two will be tying the knot at Highland Brewing Co. in Asheville later this summer, which we’re SUPER stoked about! But in the meantime, we wanted to document their engagement on their home turf. Shari and Will are super outdoorsy, and Shari wanted their photos to have a more woodsy/river vibe. So we ventured over to the West Palisades Trail (Thanks, Erica!) which winds along the Chattahoochee River just outside of Atlanta.  You guys – this place was awesome! I’m so sad that we live too far away to enjoy the Chattahoochee – it’s the perfect river for a leisurely float weekend!
Shari and Will were SO much fun to hang out with though! It’s always really nice when you feel like you click well with a couple – and they couldn’t have been more laid-back or sweet! We’re so excited for their brewery wedding! Just a couple more months!

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How did the two of you meet?
“Our friend Lauren set us up by making sure we’d both be at the same Super Bowl Party. It was love at first jalapeno popper.”

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Tell us about your first date!
“Shari was going camping with her brother and his friends at Panther Creek in North Georgia, and asked Will and the aforementioned Lauren and her husband to join. It wasn’t a typical date, but it’s when we had our first kiss, so we count it. 🙂 Our actual first date was at Cheesecake Factory…lame.”

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How did Will propose?
“Unlike most girls, Shari always said she wanted a proposal on the big screen at a sporting event. Every time they went to a game, she was prepared! So it caught her completely off-guard when Will got down on one knee while they were hiking the Maroon Bells in Colorado. After she caught her breath – the altitude is no joke – and determined that Will was, in fact serious, she, of course, said yes. (She wouldn’t mind a second proposal at a football game, though!)”

Football and Beer Engagement Photo

 

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What are some of your favorite ways to unwind together?
“Sports. (Shari’s gotten better, but she definitely had a Ticketmaster problem when they first started dating.) Traveling. Beer! (Was that obvious from our wedding venue? We love trying new breweries.)  Lazy Sundays on the couch. Doting on our nephews and nieces. <3”

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What do you admire most in Will?
“He will stop at nothing to make me happy, even if it means he doesn’t get what he wants, and can always make me laugh. He is kind, loyal, generous, and trustworthy. He indulges my travel bug. When he plays with our nieces and nephews it absolutely melts my heart. I know I can say anything to him and he’ll never pass judgment. The way he balances my type-A, stressed personality with his easy-going one; there can’t possibly be a man in the world more patient than him. He is truly my best friend, and we have the greatest time together. When I’m not with him I’m always wishing he was there. He really does make me want to be a better person.

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What do you love most about Shari?
“She seems to know what she wants in life and isn’t afraid to take chances. She is amazingly loving and thoughtful towards her friends and family. Her sense of adventure and love of travel is one of the things I love the most about her. My life has been so much better off for it, and I look forward to every new amazing trip she has in store for me. Our sense of humor is very similar which is very important because you’ll never have a dull life if you can find the comedy in any situation.”

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JC Raulston Arboretum Engagement Photographers

Dana + J’s Raleigh Engagement

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We met Dana and Jabari at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh for their engagement session. This Detroit couple would be eloping later in the week, but wanted to document this exciting stage of their relationship first! And oh my goodness – we had so much fun with both of them! I don’t think we’ve ever laughed so much at a session! Normally, the guys are pretty reserved during the engagement session and shy away from most public displays of affection. Jabari’s enthusiasm, however, was hilarious! Dana isn’t a huge fan of PDA, so he was super eager to take full advantage of all the kisses and cuddles he could get! It was pretty cute. Dana and J really are such a joyful, energetic couple. I adored our time with them! Congrats to these newlyweds!

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A Fred Fletcher Park Engagement

Kate + David

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Oh my goodness, you guys! These past two wedding seasons have been crazy, and we realized today that we hadn’t blogged in FOREVER! So we’re going to slowly be catching up the blog over the next couple of weeks, mixing in some older weddings with newer ones. (So basically if you notice that the seasons are all out of order in these next few posts – this is why!)

It’s always fun to meet couples who come to us as referrals from our past brides and grooms. Kate and David were guests at Natalie and David’s Pinehurst wedding last year. They got engaged after relocating to Columbus, but reached out to us once they started planning their own wedding! And we are SO glad they did! We’ve had such a great time getting to know these two over the last year. I always love when we meet with couples and something just clicks!

We started off Kate and David’s engagement session at the JC Raulston Arboretum, finishing up at Fred Fletcher Park in Raleigh. These two are so super sweet, and we had SO much fun at their Franklin Park Conservatory wedding in Ohio this past fall! It was AMAZING, and we can’t wait to share it soon!

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How did you and David meet?
“Dave and I agree that the $60 spent on eHarmony was the best ever. We both spotted each other’s profile and started chatting through email. After a couple weeks of exchanging lengthy emails, Dave asked me out for a coffee!”

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What are some of your favorite ways to unwind together?
“We love to hike and explore new places together, so we try to travel as much as we can. We like to try new foods and enjoy a quiet night in with a cup of tea cuddled in a blanket.”

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Where did you go on your first date?
“We went for a coffee and Dave accompanied me to the Hurricanes charity game where I was taking photos of a friend.”

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What are your favorite qualities of Dave’s?
“There is no one thing that is my favorite of David’s! He is my best friend and partner in crime. He challenges me intellectually and is a great partner in conversations. He is really competitive, ha! I hate and love it at the same time. He is a really caring guy.”

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What qualities do you admire most in Kate?
“Kate pushes me outside of my comfort zone and challenges me to think outside the box. She plans our adventures and is a great cook!”

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