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!
Savannah and Philip
We almost don’t know where to start when trying to describe our time with Emma and Amy! Both being from Memphis, they wanted to make sure to celebrate this wonderful city with the “I Love Memphis” mural by Memphis Made Brewing and Overton Park. We always love it when couples want to feature Memphis in their Forever Sessions! Plus I don’t know if we have ever left an engagement session so inspired by another couple’s love! When you are around these two ladies you can’t help but smile. Their love is deep and passionate, full of loyalty and laughter.
For Emma, Amy’s unwavering loyalty to means the world to her. This type of loyalty is rare in this world and Emma has been able to find that in the woman she loves the most! Amy understands her completely! Amy knows when Emma needs a night in and isn’t afraid to step up in social situations when she knows Emma feels shy or uncomfortable; Amy makes it comfortable for Emma to be around others! And Amy also just makes life insanely fun! Being ridiculously silly together is one of their favorite things to do together, because it simply says hey I’m 100% comfortable to be myself when I’m around you. And one of the coolest things Emma told me about Amy is that she makes her so happy. At the end of the day, she is her absolute happiest when Amy is by her side!
And for Amy, Emma’s confidence in herself is brazen. Emma doesn’t give a crap about what others think and she is super eager to show the world how deeply she loves Amy. Emma daily is stealing kisses from Amy and the reassurance that it brings Amy is magical. Amy told me that Emma loves her in spite of everything; it is a real life type of love that is rooted in being comfortable and genuine. Emma, simply put, is everything that Amy needs. Emma knows Amy’s needs even before she knows them herself and can calm her down with a simple touch, a touch that puts her at ease and let’s her know she is understood.
One look at Amy and Emma and you know that what they have is rare. The amount of fun that they have with one another is contagious and their smiles are never ending. Laughter is a huge part of their relationship and you see that by just spending a few minutes with them. But their is also a deep passion that is unstoppable. Amy’s eyes glow when she is with Emma. And you can see Emma slightly melt when she is in Amy’s arms.
Ladies, we had so much fun documenting your love for one another and your love for life! We cannot wait for your wedding this fall!!!
Savannah and Philip
A conversation at a New Year’s Eve party between a thoughtful guy and a vibrant girl. That’s all it took to take two acquaintances, Kyle and Meghan, to become a couple… well… and a month’s wait until Kyle finally asked her out… But Meghan has grown to love Kyle’s patience and thoughtfulness! But in all seriousness, conversation is what binds these two together!
Kyle told us he enjoys a good conversation that is filled with openness and intimacy, and he loved that Meghan matched his desire for this. Meghan loves that she feels heard when she talks to Kyle – he is present and caring. And in this conversations the push each other intellectually, emotionally, spiritually. And as we spend more time with them we are seeing this beautiful, organic relationship always in stride together! They are curious together. They are open to the world together. They are intimately connected. It’s a beautiful sight that is worth taking in and admiring. But don’t take our word for it…
It’s hard to beat the lovely scenery of Shelby Farms Park!
And who can not mention Baxter?! This little pup was the best dog to photograph and this family is just so adorable all together!
Kyle and Meghan (and little Baxter!), we had so much fun with you two and cannot wait to see your future unfold!
Savannah and Philip
When you get to marry your best friend, the whole world can see your happiness shining forth. And that is just the case for Amanda and Jon! Their smiles light up a room when they look at each other and you find yourself smiling right along with them. Their love for the simple things, like walking Bernard together, makes the every day routines just as romantic as the grand gestures. Jon will grab Amanda’s hand on walks and it helps her to feel loved and wanted, because after all this time he still wants to hold her hand. And Amanda has a heart full of endless love for Jon that she pours upon him daily. This couple truly makes our hearts sing when we are with them and we cannot wait for their upcoming wedding!
Savannah and Philip
The best thing about a Forever Session is celebrating two individuals, their story, and what they love most about one another. Nicole and Jeff love the outdoors, especially on the weekend, so we knew that Shelby Farms Park was the best atmosphere for them! Jeff described their “weekend selves” as getting on the lake in a canoe, relaxing, talk for hours on end while enjoying a good beer. It’s these moments that he loves the most with her, “Her eyes are just warm and happy.” When I asked him what those eyes mean to him he just said, “Those eyes tell me that she is satisfied and wants to be my partner.” How beautiful is that?! These two are above all else partners. Even through rough days Nicole knows that Jeff is devoted and wants what is best for her. That’s a blessing not to take for granted and she realizes that.
Nicole and Jeff, we know their future will be filled with such devotion and care and we are so grateful that we are able to come along their journey and photograph this precious time for you!
There are Nicole’s warm, happy eyes Jeff loves so much!
Jeff always knows how to make Nicole laugh and you can tell he loves making her happy!
Can’t you just see the devotion in Jeff’s eyes?!
Savannah and Philip