the most golden engagement session at piedmont park

It's crazy that I live right on Piedmont Park, and this is my first engagement session here! My husband, Brett and I, are so lucky to live in such a vibrant city, and we need to take more advantage of the park! Victoria had booked me over 5 months ago, when one of my friends showed her my work and she felt as if we'd be a match, and now I'm obsessed with her and Lucius! They had so much fun the whole time, and Brett also tagged along to walk their adorable dogs throughout the session (and he did a GREAT job) and the love between them really made their images come alive. 

Vicky and LJ wanted their session at Piedmont Park, because this was the same spot they met 3 years ago (I LOVE when couples incorporate memories into their sessions). Victoria knew LJ was something special when they met, so she made the move of asking him when he was going to take her out! Love a girl that knows what she wants!

They both love to travel, and started traveling right away, and fell in love city to city, country to country!

Their proposal is the best story yet- check this out!

One day in November 2016 when Vicky was flying back from Chicago for a work trip, LJ was at the airport with bags packed waiting for her. He made her believe that they were going the LSU v FL game in New Orleans - but instead she quickly found out they were actually going to her favorite FL city, Key West! (good thing she already had a bathing suit packed!)

They landed in Key West with perfect weather and headed straight to the beach. LJ had a stranger take a picture of them, but then he got down on one knee and asked Vicky to marry him!

They celebrated their engagement the whole weekend in style, with romantic sunsets and beach brunches- the rest is history! They are going back to Florida next fall to get married, and I cannot wait to see their breathtaking photos.

Thanks for the memories guys, so glad our paths have crossed!

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City Sisters-ATL

FILA. Forever I love Atlanta, and forever WE love Atlanta! I'm so lucky to have a best friend like Ariana, and her sister, Julie, is just as sweet and adorable. Shooting this session was so much fun! Atlanta is such an amazing city, with so much to see everywhere you go. Happy to feature these photos with all of you, and hope to have another shoot with you in this location soon! Enjoy :)

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Sparklers and Smoke Bombs

I don't know where to start, with how much I love this session and these images. Chaya and Shae's engagement session was amazing! They were so much fun, and up for anything. Chaya originally had the idea of balloons, which I adored, so I raced to Party City right before the shoot, and filled my car with 25 balloons ready to go! I saw a fireworks store next to Party City, so I stopped in there to grab some sparklers and smoke bombs, because I knew they'd be up for it! Although at one point during the shoot, a smoke bomb did shoot into Chaya's face, but she was not harmed! We all laughed about it and just started lighting more, because the effect was too cool not to keep going! 

Shae proposed to Chaya on a private boat cruise in Charleston, SC- SO romantic, I know! He had her ring custom designed the way that she'd always dreamed of, and also included their birth stones in the band. He is so thoughtful, and always thinking of her. 

Their chemistry that night was so natural, I didn't have to do any work! You guys are made for each other, and I know your dream wedding in October is going to be perfect:)

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Patiently Waiting

When I first found out my childhood friend was pregnant, I was overjoyed and couldn't believe how "old" we are getting! Aulbrey and Stephen have been inseparable since high school, got married in Atlanta Georgia 4 years ago, and now live out their dreams in Charleston South Carolina. I pretty much grew up with Aulbrey and her family, in their beautiful castle in Cumming, Georgia- it was a fairy-tale middle school experience! We had so much fun there, with the horses and 4-wheelers, in the secret passage ways, terrorizing her little brothers, the memories are endless. The house holds special meaning to Aulbrey and Stephen, they had their wedding there 4 years ago and every life event has happened in this house. It was no surprise to me, that Aulbrey and Stephen wanted their maternity photos taken in this magical place, and boy was it magical! I woke up at 6am to head over to their house the day before Christmas Eve, and just as the sun rose we started shooting. They had such a great time just being together and hanging out with their little girl, whose bump is beautiful on Aulbrey! They also were able to incorporate their family, which was very special to get to see everyone and have them be apart of the session. I'm so glad that through their busy schedules, we were able to meet over Christmas and capture some gorgeous images. I hope you enjoy scrolling through their moments, as much as we enjoyed experiencing them. Congratulations again, can't wait to meet your baby girl in February!

A special engagement session- enchanted woods, champagne, and love.

The Future Mr. and Mrs. Leach, could not love them any more! Britney and Brian are really great for each other,  it's obvious how much fun they have together and are truly best friends. We spent a couple hours at Simpsonwood Park in Norcross, Georgia. They were so comfortable in a place that holds many memories for them, and we were enjoying having a few beers and laughing together!

Britney and Brian have known each other since 1st grade and reconnected as best friends in 8th grade. Truly "middle school sweethearts" and have been in love for almost 8 years. Brian proposed on a picnic in Connemara National Park in Ireland, can you imagine the scenery! It was a complete surprise, as Britney thought it was going to happen in 2017, she was thrilled! They've traveled the world together, done long distance, lived in Atlanta, Pennsylvania, and now on to their next adventure in Sacramento! They love their dog, Boston, and can't wait to become an official family of three in October 2017. 

I could not be more excited to be their wedding photographer, as their wedding will be so much fun, have many laughs, full of love and joyful tears. Thank you for having me along for your journey, ya'll are the best!

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Golden Light and Tall Grass

OK, I know what you're thinking- Sarah has a lot of photo shoots in tall grass, but can you blame me?! This location is hands down my favorite. And the sunrise brings incredible light! It doesn't even look like Georgia, I always joke about how I feel like we are having a photo session during a safari in Africa because I'm always crouching like a lion in tall grass, that's what it reminds me of, although I've never been, it's for sure on my bucket-list! 

Melanie and Brandon are the sweetest family! They are so in love with their dog Spencer, he is precious! I've had the pleasure of knowing Melanie for a couple years through a mutual friend, and she is pure joy! So fun to be around, always making me laugh, and insanely beautiful inside and out!

Hope you enjoy their scrolling through their session.
 

A beautiful early morning maternity session

My first blog on my site, and I couldn't be more proud to share these photos of this beautiful mother to be! Jennavieve and her husband, Austin, woke up early Saturday morning to meet me in my favorite spot for their session. This field is amazing at sunrise, so that's when they were there ready to go! I am lucky enough to be friends with Jennavieve and was in her wedding last October. The love between Jennaveive and Austin is so special, they are truly best friends and have always wanted to be parents, and will become parents to a beautiful little girl in February 2017! They have named their little girl, Juliette, BEAUTIFUL right?! Couldn't be more perfect! Jennavieve is such a sweet person and I am very thankful to have her as a friend, and I will be spoiling her little girl so much and cannot wait for her arrival! Next blog you see with Jennavieve, will be with her and her little newborn :) - be on the lookout!

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