Hi Friends!!
Oooh, there is a light at the end of the tunnel... I am just seeing it. Its so hard getting through the queue of sessions. This season has been so full, that Im having to skip some blogging because I know how much they want their photos in time for the holidays. I hate not sharing the holiday adorableness, so I am beyond excited to finally be blogging this adorable couples engagement session. 
I had met these two over coffee and we talked about a giant spectrum of things from the wedding plans to their families to the sweet pup champ. I just loved getting to know them then, and even more during the session. We went back and forth over location ideas, and I know how hard it is to choose the perfect spot. I do know. I put my family in front of the camera, and the thought process of when where what, is definitely overwhelming. I remind myself and my clients to start by finding genres of places that you know would allow you to be comfortable and yourselves. Right now, I couldnt image taking my four girls that are under the age of 9 any where near downtown. I would be so afraid of one of my girls running in the street, or putting their hand prints all over a pretty store front. So, right now, that wouldn't be the best for us. Or, for my couples that are a little introverted and camera shy, having people everywhere might not help you relax or come out of your shell. But, then walking through wispy grass when you want to be wearing high heels might not be the right fit either. So, you start with a genre. Then start narrowing down to a type of space that can allow for an activity or a space that helps accentuate things you love. Going for walks, taking a picnic, apple picking, river walking, eating ice cream, having a cup of coffee, playing the banjo, or going for a swim. Because if you are in your element, doing the things you love, I promise you'll forget about the camera, and we will see the real you. Which is the ultimate goal. So, I know these two they chose a beautiful spot with some rustic features, some elements of nature and the season, a perfect place for them to take their pup for a walk, and lovely spot for a picnic. I think it was totally them. 
Kyle and Andrew, just loved our time together! Thank you so much for a fun afternoon and can't wait to the wedding in March!! 

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Hi friends!!
Its the day before thanksgiving, and we are packing up again to spend some time with friends at the lake. So, unpacking, repacking, seems like the story of my life lately. I did want to sneak in one more blog post before the holiday. I thought Allie and Jason's was a perfect one because they were just so wonderful and I loved the way their engagement photos turned out. They were adorable, totally in love, I loved the light, and best of all this was all taken in Allie's neighborhood which is where the wedding will be as well! So, I loved getting a glimpse of what to expect next September. 
Allie and Jason, you both are two lovely individuals. I can see exactly why God has you both together, and I am beyond thankful to have witnessed just a glimpse into your hearts. 
Hope you enjoy these photos and a very a happy thanksgiving!!
Much joy!

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Hi Friends!

These two met while they both attended the same class in college because they were both studying the same major.  A few encounters, study groups, and a formal and these two were smitten for each other. 
I was so thrilled to meet them in person because up until this point all of our communication had been over the phone or email as Caitlyn lives in Alabama at this moment. It was so fun hanging out with them, and they are both such lovely individuals and an incredibly adorable couple. We had a beautiful overcast and chilly day for their session. I think it was the first real sign of Fall in Atlanta and the leaves were finally changing color which I have been longing to see, and I wasn't sure if Fall was going to show up. So thankful it did for these two, and gave us a perfect backdrop for their session. 
Caitlyn and Jay,  Im so glad you two said yes to each other. What a wonderful season of change for you both, and Im so thankful to have been able to witness even a glimpse of it. Cant wait til the wedding in April!!

Much joy!

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Hi Friends!

Oh this family! Too darling for words! I just love them and how they have filled our pages with their beautiful family over the years! This was the first session I have been a part of where the parents shared a special announcement with their kids! Just loved their reactions and am so very excited for their growing family!! :)
Egans! just a lot of amazing adventures headed your way, and we are so thankful to have witnessed the beginning of them!!
Much joy!

Fran Egan says:

Love these sweet pics!! Thank you so much, Alea!!

(10.23.14 @ 07:43 AM)
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Hi friends, 

I have been so impressed lately by the proposal stories of my couples. How these sweet boys have gone to such lengthy steps to make sure their proposal is beyond special to their ladies and the hardest part by keeping it a surprise. My favorite part is also hearing how they incorporated their families. For such a special moment for the two of them, how it also gets to be shared with the closeness of family, which is no easy task having that many people involved in such a big secret. As a mom of four girls, I can only imagine how special it is to to get to be involved and a part of the celebrating. 
For Chris and Merelise, there was a lot of family, a lot of coordinating, and a lot of heart that went into their engagement. From a very specific day of engagement timeline, to restaurant reservations, to Chris even asking Merelise's work for time off so they could have a couple extra days to celebrate, there was no stone left unturned to make this such a memorable moment in their history. I was truly so impressed and so thankful to have heard their love story. Even more, just so very thankful to get to be their photographer! 
I am so excited to share their engagement session. We had a fun adventure in an old runned down mansion in atlanta, giving us such unique nooks and crannies to work with. 

Merelise and Chris, just adore you both and your love story. I am so excited to share these photos of such a fun afternoon, and certainly can NOT wait until the wedding next summer!!!

much joy!

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