Engagement Love - Ikeda & Shaun!

There is so much I want to tell you guys about Ikeda and Shaun. I want to tell you about how excited Shaun gets when he tells the story about the way he and Ikeda met and how she pretends to focus on the baby but she's really LIVING for his recollection. How he repeatedly says, "She's just so gorgeous. I couldn't help myself." And how sweet their little honey pie baby face daughter is...BUT I'll wait until after their September wedding. For now, you guys can just live and die over their STUNNING engagement shoot by Mecca Gamble Photography .



Niles & Cottrell

When I first met, I mean, spoke with Niles, I knew that planning would be a breeze. She explained that she worked non-stop and needed someone to handle the stress and pressure of planning a wedding. No problem, right? Well, what originally started out as a 2017 wedding in Atlanta quickly turned into a 2016 wedding in Indianapolis, Indiana. I always say that I can plan a wedding in a week if I have to...Niles and Cottrell took me to task when they decided to move their wedding date up and gave me 2 1/2 months to plan everything. Needless to say, there were plenty of late-night calls, Facetime meetings and fires to be extinguished. 

The other challenge was finding local vendors to make their wedding simply perfect. Being that photography and videography are extremely important, we brought in Elle Danielle from TN and T. Miller Films from DC. I didn't meet Niles, Cottrell OR Trivell Miller until the day before the wedding but it felt as if I'd known them for years. Honestly, you guys, I can't handle how much I love everything about this wedding. From the mad-dash planning sessions to the new friendships with both client and vendors, I love everything. 

{You guys already know that I can't edit myself when it comes to how many photos I post so, get comfy!}


Shauna & Jonathan!

Planning Shauna and Jonathan's wedding was basically a piece of cake. The dinner tasting was simple: "This food is great...we just want to be married." The floral meetings, "This is so pretty! We just want to be married." Basically, they were just ready to be married. Now, that isn't to say that they didn't care about the details. They totally cared but they focused more on their relationship and supporting each other than the small things. Photos tell so much of their story but there is something about seeing the way that Jonathan cares for Shauna that melts hearts of everyone around. It was an honor to spend this time with your families.


Emma & Andrew!

I first met Emma while we were both getting our nails done. I overheard her talking about her wedding and being a wedding planner, of course I asked her about it. She heard about me from working with The Bert Show on Dede and Stephen's wedding. She told me that she had so many things taken care of but got my information anyway. A few months later, she messaged me and the rest is history!

I loved hearing Emma talk about she and Andrew's road to the wedding. Having been long distance for a while and falling in love and eventually becoming engaged, I was looking forward to seeing them tie-the-knot. From their first look to adventures in photography on the bridge to the sweetest father/daughter dance all the way to the EPIC dance party, to say that it was an honor to help on the most important day of their lives would be an understatement.


Engagement Love - Shauna & Jonathan!

Shauna and Jonathan are a breath of fresh air and I couldn't be more excited for their wedding tomorrow! Weddings around the holidays can be tricky but these two are doing it the right way. They're having a small, intimate wedding with close family and friends. I can't wait to see Shauna in her beautiful gown and Jonathan's face as she walks down the aisle to him.


Photography: My Life Photography 
Makeup: 9 Shades by J