Little did she know that when Erik came through the door with his roommate, Todd, to sign their lease agreement at Camelia Trace Apartments, that they’d end up neighbors. After many months of friendship, Erik informed Macey not to make plans for one Friday evening… they had plans & were going on a date together. Completely stunned by his confidence, Macey said okay & left. After that Friday night date, things would never be the same.
One thing is for certain, Erik & Macey enjoy one another! Whether it’s a date night at the movies & dinner, or going to church on the weekends or simply spending time with family… all is good when spent together! Macey likes to describe Erik as a big sweetheart, always willing to do anything for anyone at anytime. It’s his big heart, intelligence & the ability to always stay calm that keeps Macey secure in his arms! And it’s hard to miss Macey’s beauty both inside & out. Erik has a long list of qualities he finds attractive in his bride to be. It’s hard to miss her charming & loving personality, while realizing her ability to be playful yet confident. It’s wonderful to see how they compliment one another!
Following an amazing dinner at Amelia Island, Erik & Macey strolled to the pier afterward to watch the sunset. As scores of people showed up as well, Erik became super-nervous. Macey laid her head on his chest & sensed his heart racing. As they rode off in the car, she began to implore him to take better care of himself… his heart was beating too much & he needed to get a physical!! Ha. Little did she know. They arrived back at the resort & took a walk. As they approached the Amelia Island Chapel, Erik kneeled on one knee & asked Macey’s hand in marriage. “It was one of the most amazing moments ever.”
And that’s what leads us to Erik & Macey’s engagement session. The couple are getting married in August in Amelia Island & I couldn’t be more pleased to share the occasion with them. To celebrate their engagement, we chose to stay close to home & begin by photographing around the Athens downtown square. The overcast day made for an ideal setting & beautiful light.
Two of my favorites!
I love these little moments when I step back & just couples interact.
Macey’s uncle used to have a store in downtown Athens & his name “Holden” is still painted above the back door. I love how the buildings make a perfect frame for them!
You two look great!!!
After a quick wardrobe change, we ventured a few miles down the road to a few scenic spots.
This ground covering made for a lovely bouquet.
I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes!
This dancing series is gorgeous.
They love to eat Japanese together, so of course we had to fit a lunch date into our engagement session.
I might add that they aren’t fans of sushi but I totally am… plus it makes for a pretty pic! Thanks Erik & Macey. I’m so honored to photograph for you guys. I had such a great time & am eager to spend more time together!!! Congrats friends.