Hannah approached me while photographing her sister’s engagement party in the summer of last year. She mentioned she’d love to set up a photo shoot after Logan’s graduation.
Fast forward about 4 month, Logan reached out to me about her plan to propose to Hannah during our shoot!
Hannah was anxious for this day, she hinted to me that Logan might propose!
We started the shoot at the gorgeous Great Falls Park just a dozen miles from the center of Washington, DC. I was absolutely amazed by this location!
Jefferson memorial was a beautiful setting for our second location. In the middle of shooting at this location, I told Hannah that I’d like to take individual portraits. Hannah, never to shy away from the camera posed without delay. All the while, Logan was behind her on one knee. As soon as Hannah turned around, Logan popped the question…and the rest is history!
I had the pleasure of meeting Allison and Brent while photographing Mary and Matt’s Naval Academy wedding in May. They asked if I would be willing to travel to Atlanta and if I was interested in a rooftop wedding with a beautiful view? My response was a no brainer!
Allison and Brent met at Clemson University through a Young Life Group. Quickly their relationship began to grow, but there was a small problem. Young Life leaders are strongly encouraged not to pursue relationships with team members. Both Allison and Brent tried to suppress their feelings for each other but after Allison graduated and with a celebration milkshake from Cook-Out Brent asked Allison to be his girlfriend.
Two years of a long distance relationship status, Brent took Allison back to get a milkshake and take a walk through the park where they “officially” started their relationship. It was then that Brent asked Allison to marry him!
These two decided to have a huge celebration with a rooftop wedding at Ponce City Market. Ponce city is a recently restored historic Sears Robuck & Company building in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.
The exposed brick and large pillar column make for a perfect rustic backdrop for these fair ladies and gents. There was not a place in this entire building was hard to photograph.
The reception was one of the best I’ve ever been a part of…
I can’t believe these two love birds will be tying the knot in a few short weeks! Joe and Kylie grew up in the same area and even had mutual friends, but had never met until a few years ago.
Details on the proposal….from the bride:
Joe had an elaborate plan for the engagement for an upcoming trip we planned while in Charlotte visiting some of my best friends to celebrate one of their birthdays. Unfortunately, Winter Storm Jonas had other plans and the day before our trip all flights were cancelled due to the impending blizzard. I had just returned from a business trip and while bummed out our trip to NC was cancelled, we focused on settling in for the storm and enjoying some downtime together. The first night of the storm we did one of our usual at-home date nights and turned off the TV, turned on some country music, and cooked dinner together. We have talked a ton about getting married and plans for the future but not the logistics of getting a ring. After a couple glasses of wine, I thought I would be bold and ask how he would want to go about picking out a ring…little did I know Joe had a ring in his pocket and was trying to think of a segway into proposing! Well, I just gave him one. He played along like nothing was going on and started asking me a ton of questions about what kind of ring, if I knew any jewelers, etc. Then he made his usual joke saying we were on the 10-year plan. He got up and started being super cute and saying a bunch of cute things and, me putting my foot in my mouth I go “Do you already know when you’re proposing and I’m making a fool of myself?” About five seconds later Joe got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!