When Stephanie contacted me about shooting her wedding, and I found out it was June 3, I was surprised! June 3 is my wedding anniversary. Of course, as the wife of a high school football coach, you rarely get to celebrate your anniversary (or birthday, or many other holidays) on the exact day, so it actually worked out that I would be able to photograph her wedding. Needless to say, this couple will forever be etched in my memory! When I first met Stephanie, I learned that she and her fiance were planning a wedding in only a few weeks--(and I thought I was rushed when I had eight months!) I've been pretty impressed with the way she's handled everything with such an easygoing attitude. I've been very blessed to have wonderful brides to work with, and Stephanie definitely fits into that category! She and her fiance Michael met while attending UGA, and they plan to marry at the historic home where they first met. (Can I say how excited I am to be shooting at a home built in 1904...we are talking gorgeous front porch, stone pillars, tons of character, and a massive magnolia tree in the front yard that screams To Kill a Mockingbird with it's gnarled roots and knot holes.) For her engagement shoot, we met at the Athens Botanical Gardens, and in-between swatting mosquitoes (thank goodness my second shooter Kristal brought bug spray....I'm talking I was getting tagged through my leggings!) we captured some gorgeous images! It was pretty evident that Michael and Stephanie were crazy about one another. Their images are filled with genuine smiles and playful laughter, and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of their special day!