Brittany and Justin : A Garden, Smoke Bomb, Rosé, and Beer filled Forever Session, Oh MY!

Brittany and Justin : A Garden, Smoke Bomb, Rosé, and Beer filled Forever Session, Oh MY!

One of the things that Brittany loves the most about Justin is that he can handle her. She is a self proclaimed hot mess at times and that doesn’t scare him off! Instead he embraces all that she is and loves her for her spiritedness! And for that, Justin receives a fierce and loyal love that is unlike any other!
 
There two are a riot to be with and we love their chemistry! From the first moment we met them we knew we would get along swimmingly! They love life to the fullest and when you are around them you too start to see the beauty in everything! 
 
Brittany’s heart is one that is full of love and not just for the lovable. Her career choice as a social worker, specifically as a family intervention specialist, is one that requires patience, kindness, and empathy. Only the strong can thrive and she is perfectly fit for this job! All these traits spill out into her relationships, especially with Justin. And he is there to help meet her needs when she has given her all to her kids and families. His tenderness and patience is exactly what Brittany needs! Through the ups and downs they can always lean on one another and when in doubt, laughter always works. 
 
And these two love to have fun! They are care free and full of life when they are together! Brittany told us she wanted to include a few things like smoke bombs and shoot gunning beers in their session and it was perfectly them! Justin had a little trick up his sleeve and on the second shotgun , one to just make sure we got it ;), he drenched Brittany in beer and she laughed hysterically with him. It was only fitting for their session to end with such laughter! 

Cheers,

Savannah and Philip

Gina and Will : A Shelby Farms Forever Session

Gina and Will : A Shelby Farms Forever Session

We love hearing how couples get together! It’s one of the most fun parts of our work because everyone’s story is unique. For Gina and Will, they met playing kickball! How fun is that?! From that alone you can learn a lot about these two. They have a great energy individually that is just increased when together. They are goofy together. Introverted but not shy to have a good time. All in all, it is safe to say that these two only enhance each other’s personalities and lives!

Underneath all the fun they have together is a strong bond. You see it in the little things like when Will pulls her in close. Gina relaxes, soaks it up. She looks safe and loved. Will’s face grows with pride the more he sees her relax and have a good time with him. What may sound overdramatic here is really what you can see happen in person. It happens quickly, but it is there. In this way they feed off each other in those little signals that people in love can relate to through their own experiences. In those moments you feel like you’re the only one’s in the world, don’t you? Or maybe better yet, you feel like you can take whatever the world throws at you. This is what it is like for them, and it is invigorating to see!

This Forever Session at Shelby Farms Park could only be complete if Ladybird, their dog, made an appearance. Ladybird was one the best behaved dog’s we have photographed! She loved the camera and had no problem posing all day for it! Plus she was literally smiling – happy as can be being with her people. Plus, Gina and Will were so happy being with Ladybird. As parents to our own fur babies, we get it! They bring so much joy to your life and you are so proud and honored to have them in your life. Ladybird is spoiled, Gina and Will know, it, and love every minute of it.

But now on to the photos! It was such a beautiful Spring day! Hope you all enjoy the eye candy, and Gina and Will, cannot wait for your wedding later this year!

Cheers,

Savannah and Philip

Rena and Rick : A Memphis Botanic Gardens Forever Session

Rena and Rick : A Memphis Botanic Gardens Forever Session

The best way to describe these two when they are together is: joy! We have yet to see Rick and Rena not enamored with one another. And, when you spend time with them, it doesn’t take long to feel their infectious love for one another. This has a lot to do with the fact that they admire their similar qualities. Rick is an executive and Rena is a business owner. They are both so driven, and, as Rick put it, they challenge each other in many ways. And in this challenge they bring out the best in one another. Also striving for the other to be the best they can be, not just for each other and their family, but for the work as a whole.

But don’t confuse this driven nature with being harsh. Rena has the most confident, yet soft demeanor when with Rick. It’s like she is able to relax and truly be herself. No longer does she have to only be the strong leader that she is at work or for her family. She can relax – ease up – because Rick is there to support her. She is more complete and rounded with him around. She is free to open up.

Likewise Rick smiles more, he says. That joy mentioned above is creeping into all parts of his life and he is quite okay with it! His optimism and wonder is stronger than ever thanks to Rena. Even when he talks about doing more stressful things like moving, he still has that underlying joy about it because his heart is moving ever closer to Rena’s in the process.

You might think this is just giddiness that will wear off over time. But it doesn’t seem like that to us. These two know what they have and do not wish to ever take it for granted. Sure hard times may come ahead, but you sense that they truly feel that hard times pale in comparison to what they haven one another. They will cherish it, nurture it. Because it not only makes them better. It makes everyone around them better too!

A big thanks to the Memphis Botanic Gardens for letting us use your beautiful grounds for this session. And thanks to Rena and Rick for letting us be a part of this time in your lives! The wedding is coming soon, and we cannot wait!

Cheers,

Savannah and Philip

Avinash and Amaya : A Shelby Farms Proposal

Avinash and Amaya : A Shelby Farms Proposal

Last week, we photographed such a sweet proposal! Avinash had been planning for a little while and knew the perfect excuse: photos with their puppy! And it’s a great plan: they are already dressed up and looking great, and photographers are ready to go!

They got engaged at Shelby Farms, with their pup, Zeus, by their side (Zeus has got quite the following on Instagram too – just search @Doodle_of_Thunder for some cuteness overload!) It was so cute to see Zeus be part of the proposal and he did great with it, even looking up at Amaya with Avinash as he popped the question! Zeus has been a big part of their relationship lately so it was so fitting to have him there too.

When we talked with Avinash ahead of time, he kept telling us how caring and thoughtful Amaya is. From the time they first met he could tell this about her and this was what made him constantly think about their next date. Nothing is more telling of Amaya’s caring spirit than when Avinash had a death in the family while they were at college. They met at college, and even though they were still just friend’s at the time, Amaya blew off her plans that evening when she heard the horrible news. She rushed over to see Avinash, brought him food, and just sat with him the rest of the night. To this day, Avinash said that that moment just meant everything to him. He saw a girl who is selfless and empathetic to those around her and he knew he needed that powerful spirit in his life forever.

And that is why he kept pursuing her. And now they are newly engaged! We are so excited for you two, Avinash and Amaya, and we know you future together will be full of joy. And now, you can send some photos to family!