Tuscaloosa, Alabama is quickly becoming a place I really love to visit. Growing up in a family of Auburn fans, that’s no easy statement to make. However, I can’t help myself. For one, some of my very best friends live there & it’s a wonderful excuse to get to see them. Yet also, I’ve had such wonderful experiences photographing in the area. Last year I had the opportunity to photograph a beautiful New Year’s Eve Wedding in Tuscaloosa. I knew it was the start of something wonderful.
Two weeks ago I had the chance to head down to T-town to photograph David & Courtney’s engagement session. They showed me such hospitality; it couldn’t have been better.
These two were introduced through Courtney’s best friend, Heidi (way to go Heidi!!!). After having met David, Heidi immediately knew he was the perfect fit for Courtney. And after much convinced, the two were officially introduced. That was 2008. Fast forward to March 14, 2009 as the couple watched a movie together; afterward, David asked Courtney to be his girlfriend. That night was a benchmark for the next few years together. Little did she know, 3 years later from that night, he would spend the entire day leading up to a proposal. David gave her 3 roses throughout the day that symbolized their relationship throughout the years… a yellow rose to represent friendship; a yellow turning red rose symbolizing falling in love; then, a red rose to mark that they were in love. Following dinner they came back to the apartment where he said he had one more surprise. She saw 2 red roses laying together. He got down on one knee & asked her to be his bride. And of course, she said yes!
I could go on & on about David & Courtney. I loved getting a glimpse into their life together as they enjoy crossfit, cooking, gardening, tennis & biking. They are super-fun… I think I’ll let the pictures do the talking! Enjoy.
And of course, Denny Chimes, on the quad.
We then changed into a more casual wardrobe & headed over to the University of Alabama Arboretum for a picnic.
A little amphitheater was the perfect setting for our picnic. The couple had prepared a wonderful lunch, complete with homemade blueberry jam made with blueberries from their garden.
Afterward, we headed back to campus to take advantage of it’s beautiful grounds.
And a bit of dancing on the quad.
We opted to end the session with one of their favorite activities to do together, ride bikes. It was fantastic!
Perfection! I can’t wait to head back down on August 11 for your beautiful wedding. I feel honored to share this time with you guys!