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Lakeside sail boat engagement sessuib at west point lake

High school sweethearts. Rarely do they fall in love and stay in love, but David + Lindsay come from a LEGACY of high school sweethearts-third generation to be exact. From generation to generation, both of their families are deeply committed to honoring their wedding vows and know that putting your spouse first makes for a long and happy marriage.

We met David + Lindsay at our favorite spot in midtown Atlanta — Cafe Intermezzo and had an extra special treat of meeting both of their moms that day. We all listened to David tell how he surprised Lindsay with a proposal in Forsyth Park. Lindsay giggled as he told us how the rain just kept coming, but he was determined to ask no matter what! With a little liquid courage in the early morning and an umbrella David convinced Lindsay to take a walk with him. She buzzed in “I just kept thinking, why is he being so weird??? He wanted to have a drink in the morning and walk in the rain? But he’s always so sweet, I just thought he was being romantic.” He got down on one knee and of course she said yes!

When we planned Lindsay’s engagement session she wanted to do it at a place sentimental to her and David. David’s family owns Higgins Lagrange Chapel and since Lagrange, Georgia is where the couple plans to make roots, it was only fitting to do photos there. We started in downtown Lagrange (which by the way is soooooo adorable), headed to their house for some fun photos (see that story below), and ended our session where they spent many of their high school days West Point Lake — in Alabama! This was definitely the first time we did one engagement session in two states. Once we arrived at the marina we knew it was totally worth it. Who wouldn’t want photos with the love of their life with a lake and sailboats in the background??

 

Top Atlanta based Wedding photographers Leigh and BeccaTop Atlanta based Wedding photographers Leigh and BeccaThank you Intensify by Patience for showing off Lindsay’s natural beauty! 
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Top Atlanta photographers Leigh and BeccaTop Atlanta based Wedding photographers Leigh and BeccaA few years ago Lindsay’s dad passed away. At our bridal consult her mom told us that they all called Lindsay “Lindsay-rella” because she was always daddy’s princess. So, for her engagement session, Lindsay wanted to involve her dad’s teal blue pickup truck. It was in that truck that her parents went cruising before getting married and where her dad proposed to her mom so many years ago. What a cool tribute to look back and know that truck has made it through two engagements–maybe even three one day!


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As the sun quickly fell we headed just over the Alabama line to West Point Lake. As we approached the lake, rain started to fall. Cool as a cucumber Lindsay just smiled. She said, “It wouldn’t be us if there wasn’t a little rain.” <3

Sail boat engagement photo by Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca

Sail boat engagement photo by Atlanta based wedding photographers Leigh and Becca

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Thank you David + Lindsay for inviting us into your lives with open arms. We already feel like one of the family and cannot wait for your wedding in May!

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    Macon Georgia based wedding photographers Leigh and BeccaPaul + Janna got married on a beautiful spring day at Mercer University’s historical Newton Chapel  among 150 of their closest friends and family. The skies rained  poured every day of the week leading up to their big day. With the forecast reading 90% chance of showers on Friday we all knew it was going to be a humid, wet day. Janna purchased umbrellas and we packed all that we had between the two of us because rain was inevitable. To be honest, I (Leigh) even packed my rain boots because I knew it was going to be horrible. But God showed favor on these two. Saturday morning we all woke up to clear skies. Perfectly overcast skies that helped keep the heat at bay for us all the way through formal portraits and the ceremony. When the couple exited the ceremony Janna’s dad picked them up in the getaway car, a 1969 convertible GTO that Janna’s dad bought before she could drive, restored for her as a wedding gift. It was one of the coolest cars I have ever seen and the fact that he bought the car for that very reason tugs at my heart strings. We cruised the streets of Macon and took pictures along the way. At The Blacksmith Shop Paul showed us his mad dance skills while guest enjoyed an assortment of cakes and signature cocktails. The party lasted until the wee hours of the night because nobody wanted to leave the party! The night ended with Paul throwing Janna over his shoulder for a sparkler exit!  🙂

    Paul + Janna, thank you so much for inviting us into your lives and giving us the opportunity to show the world your love. 

    Janna’s version of their love story: “We’ve been together almost 5 years. We met while moving. He was moving out of a house in Augusta the day after graduating Medical School and I was moving into the same house that day to begin PA school. He kept coming over to pick up his mail and we made a date to meet at a bar downtown and “the rest is history.” J He proposed on Valentines Day 2015 by blindfolding me and driving us to the first place we met (the house), the first “date” we had (StillWater Bar), and a place we love to run and take our pup Winston (Hammonds Ferry Pond). He handed me a sweet card at each stop and roses. When we arrived at our final spot (the pond) he pulled out a final note ended with “Here’s to many more Valentine’s days to come, not as my girlfriend, but as my wife.”

     

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    Reception Location- The Blacksmith Shop
    Cake Designer- Slice Custom Cakes and Confections
    Bridesmaids Dresses- Elegant Bridals
    Caterer- The Cloverleaf Restaurant
    DJ- Party Man Productions
    Dress Designer- David’s Bridal
    Floral Designer- Erin Vincent
    Groomsmen Attire- Mens Warehouse
    Hair and Makeup Artist- Sarah Gilbert with Sarah Gilbert Beauty + Allison Yawn with Fringe Salon
    Invitation  Designer- Wedding Paper Divas
    Lighting- Party Man Productions
    Transportation- Newtown Macon Trolley
    Veil and Headpieces- David’s Bridal

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        There’s something about sharing our work here on our blog that is really special for us.  A few months have come and gone since this particular wedding and time seems to have made us grow even more in love with these images.  Derek + Katie are two of the most down-to-earth, genuine people you will ever meet. Katie glowed non-stop on her wedding day and Derek couldn’t stop smiling from the moment he locked eyes with his Bride.  This day became so much more than taking photos.  It was a time that we were introduced into the lives of two incredible people and their families to celebrate one of their happiest days ever alongside them.

        How did you two meet?
        We met through a mutual friend – I lived in Kentucky and he lived in South Carolina. We were introduced our first year of college and hit it off right away.

        Please tell us how Derek Proposed!
        On my birthday he had a late work meeting and accidentally took my keys to get into the apartment, so I had to stay late at work. When he finally got home, I opened the door to see he had not actually had a work meeting, but had spent the last 4 hours stringing twinkle lights around the apartment and into the spare bedroom, where he had set up a table with candles and several bouquets of flowers. He made dinner and had music playing in the background. After he handed me dessert, he got down on one knee and popped the question!

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        Bridal Boutique: Charm Bridal
        Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy
        Cake Designer: Confection Perfection Cakes
        Ceremony+ Reception Location: Spring Lake Events
        DJ: John’s Karaoke
        Dress Designer: Sottero and Midgley
        Floral Designer: Weddings by Renty
        Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang
        Hair Stylist + MUA: Vigilante Cosmetics 
        Paper Goods Designer:  DIY
        Officiant: Uncle of the Bride

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          Jordan and Brittany are two of the sweetest, most sentimental people we have ever met. (Which kind of makes them the perfect L+B couple) The farm where Brittany grew up visiting her grandparents would be the very spot that Jordan proposed. And just one year later it would be the location where they said I do.

          Knowing how sentimental they were, it was no surprise that their wedding day was full of handmade details, lots and lots of laughter, and joyous tears by everyone. Brittany made custom gifts for each of her bridesmaids to symbolize special moments in their relationship. Jordan gifted Brittany a beautiful pearl bracelet with a handwritten love letter. Her maid of honor brought it to her while we were taking bridal portraits and she just lit up. And just as I {Leigh} finished up Jordan’s groom portraits, Becca delivered a surprise gift for Jordan-a custom guitar pick that said “From this day forward”, a key chain with his grandfathers picture, and a heartfelt letter of the Godly man she saw in him. Tears streamed down his face and ours as well! Every detail from every person had so much heart behind it–it speaks volumes of the type of people Jordan + Brittany are. We couldn’t have felt more at home and more honored to have been a part of the biggest day of their lives.

           

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          P.S. I know, I know, I’m being super sappy about this post. But when you scroll down and see this wedding it literally dripped (<–see what I did there) emotion. Besides being emotional, it was gorgeously styled and a blowout of a party–Check out Jordan’s lap dance! There may even be a photo in a private gallery somewhere of a grandpa dancing with his shirt off 😉

          Thank you  Jordan + Brittany for including us in your wedding day. And Brittany, we will never ever forget the sweet southern gentleman Jordan was for carrying you out of the rain <3 <3 <3


          How did Jordan propose? “Jordan planned our engagement for the day after my 25th birthday at a place that is near to our hearts. My understanding of that day was that we were going to my grandparents farmland to have a birthday dinner with my family, which is not out of the ordinary, so of course I didn’t suspect his proposal. We drove from our home with a couple of friends to my grandparents farm, Jordan was so nervous that he passed the driveway. Pulling into the driveway, we got out and Jordan lead me down a walkway that leads to the lake behind the house. The walkway was covered with rose petals and was absolutely stunning! As we approached the lake, there were pictures and letters hung by a burlap string between two beautiful oak trees. The pictures were beautiful memories that were captured throughout our 8 years of dating and the letters were actually from our closest family members. Reminiscing on the pictures hung and reading the beautiful and encouraging words from our families there were many happy tears, as you can imagine! We then approached the lakeside where our family’s dock is on the lake, Jordan had set up a beautiful table with candles and his very own letter to me. On the dock Jordan proclaimed his love for me, we cried and laughed and really embraced our love for one another. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes!! Afterwards, our families and our closest friends were waiting for our arrival at the house. Funny thing is, Jordan played a surprise on our friends. When inviting everyone down, he only mentioned that it was a “surprise birthday party”. So when we arrived, we surprised them with our proposal!! We enjoyed the day in the presence of the ones that we hold closest to our hearts. What a special day it was!

          Tell us about your wedding day! Our wedding day was such a blessing to us both. Jordan and I were married on the farm that my grandparents live on. We were married just across the lake where Jordan proposed, it was so special! The morning of our wedding day, I woke up before anyone else and sat outside and enjoyed the serenity of the morning light. As my bridesmaids began to wake, everything started falling into place. Most of the morning consisted of setting up the reception and getting our wedding day vision to come to life. Most everything in our wedding consisted of DIY intricacies, right down to the flower arrangements on reception tables, bouquets, centerpieces, takeaways, etc. were all DIY. Once the small details were set, I think it finally sunk in that today was going to be such a celebration of our love like never before. The most memorable moments for me on that day were enjoying the time with my bridesmaids, mom and grandma in the house during preparations, bridal portraits with Leigh+Becca, seeing my husband at the end of the aisle, enjoying watching our guests have such a wonderful time at the reception and just embracing all of our loved ones that came to celebrate our marriage. The first time I actually really felt like a bride was during my bridal portraits with Becca, she made me feel so beautiful and special! I can’t express enough what a blessing it is to us both that we have these special moments from our wedding day captured in photographs. It is a constant reminder to us both that God is working in our lives, that this day was anointed by Him and that his love is perfect.”

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