We had the best time with Chandler and Frank for their Forever Session! The weather was relatively cool for a typical summer night in Memphis. And we loved that they wanted to have the session at Shelby Farms Park! In our opinion, there is no better place to photograph an evening session in Memphis. The sunsets are almost always magical, it is so dog friendly (because we always want to photograph your dog!), and there is so much space that it is always easy to find something fun and new in those fields. And it turned out to be just a great evening filled with wonderful light and lovely connection between these two.
What we love about Chandler and Frank is not only their easy going personalities but also their open relationship. And what we mean by that is that there are no guarded walls between them. They both told us that they feel accepted and listened to when they are with each other. They value one another’s opinions and views on their life. There is a teamwork aspect to their relationship that feels natural and organic. And each of them bring their own impact to their relationship!
Chandler loves the security and trust that Frank brings to her world. Frank is always looking out for Chandler’s needs! Whether it is a simple compliment or his uncanny ability to predict what she needs ahead of time, that love and care brings that trust and security to her life. She knows she is his and that breeds confidence in her own life. As their relationship grows and continues so does that confidence. And with that confidence Chandler is more free to be herself. It’s a beautiful gift that Frank selflessly gives Chandler!
And for Frank, Chandler is always present for him. From naturally getting along with his friends to giving Frank the space to be himself, Chandler gives Frank maybe the best gift that anyone can give another person – total acceptance. Frank told us that Chandler has never asked him to be something he is not. Even when days are hard, he is able to unload to a welcoming and listening Chandler. This gives him that confidence and love for her, which in turn brings more security and trust to Chandler. Their relationship is a beautiful circle of confirmation.
And it was also amazing to Belle there! Belle, their sweet Beagle, kind of stole the show while she was around. Belle is a great example of their teamwork mentality to their relationship. They both get to tackle that responsibility together. And they love having that shared best friend in Belle! Plus, Beagle’s are just so dang cute! How can you not love having such a beautiful energy around?
Chandler and Frank, thanks so much for letting us in to capture your wonderful relationship! We cannot wait for your wedding that’s just around the corner!
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
The moment we saw Julie take off her shoes so she could just have her feet feel the grass, we knew we were going to have a good time with her and Blake. It’s no secret that we enjoy the outdoors and, whenever we have a couple that is the same way, we know this is going to be a good relationship! So of course, Julie and Blake wanted outdoors for their Forever Session and there is no better place than Shelby Farms right here in Memphis!
When the clouds rolled in, Julie got so excited because she loves storms. Thankfully the rain held off, but we were all soaking in the moody skies and cool breeze. Even though it was moody weather, Julie and Blake were full of smiles! Even though they had a long day (and week!), they were able to stop and really just forget about everything for a few minutes. And you could see the calm slowly take over as they finally were able to focus on only each other.
For us, a Forever Session is not just a fancy name for an engagement session. It is not simply a run through where we get to know one another – by the time of your Forever Session we already know one another well! It is a chance for you to stop, breathe, getaway from the stresses of work and wedding, and celebrate why this is all happening – your relationship!
And this is what it was for these two! Julie’s eyes were fixed on Blake the whole time – so excited that they were close. He was making her laugh, which made him laugh. He has holding her tight, letting her know that he will never let her fall. Through it all we saw their personalities come out – at times they acted like we weren’t even there – and we were able to see fun snippets of why they have chose one another. It was amazing to watch and photograph!
And we can’t forget Scout, Julie and Blake’s dog! We loved his calm demeanor and how he was so focused on the next scent or animal coming around the corner. He was so sweet!
There is much more to come for these two and soon! Their wedding is this weekend,and we can’t wait to share more of their relationship. Until then, here are some more photographs from their session!
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