Before I start this post, let me announce the winners of our Starbucks gift cards! I originally planned to give out only 3 cards, but since 4 people entered, I didn’t want to leave one person out. So congratulations Katie, Karen, Brittney, and Mariko! Maybe the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on you? You’re ALL getting an e-gift card so you can fuel up on some yummy caffeine! [EDIT: Apparently I can't count. We actually had FIVE ladies enter! So extra congrats to Sunny. You get a $10 gift card as well!]
One more note before I continue: I’m on the road and trying to stay on top of blogging, so I’m typing this from my iPad. Please excuse any crazy misspellings or grammatical errors. The other side of this blog isn’t very iPad-friendly, so I hope you bear with me and don’t judge too harshly.
Okay, on to the really good stuff!
It has been awhile since I featured anengagement session, so I thought I’d introduce you to a really fun couple, Matty and Maria. Maria is a beautiful Puerto Rican-Italian who fell hard for a country boy…but not just any country boy. Matty had a bit of a bad boy edge with his spider web tattoo and even sported a lip spike when they first met!
But a few tattoos and a lip spike didn’t scare Maria away. In fact, 7 years later they were talking marriage.
But before any wedding comes the proposal, and I simply adore Matty’s thoughtfulness when planning how he’d pop the big question. If you’ve ever seen the show “Mike and Molly” (one of their favorites shows at the time), you’d know about the banner in the opening credits. Matty recreated the banner tosymbolize the opening credits of their new lives together. He then hung it by their door and waited for Maria to come home from work. When she finally arrived after a looong 30 minute wait, Matty was waiting with a cake from her favorite bakery and a ring! Rumour has it Maria’s grandmother who was present for the entire proposal took photos of it, but since Maria claims to have had an ugly cry face (despite NEVER getting emotional and dying at sappy stuff), only a select few people on this planet have ever seen the photos. I honestly can’t imagine Maria looking “ugly” ever, so I’m challenging the validity of these claims and demand to see those photos for myself!
One of Matty and Maria’s favorite past times is spending time with their furbaby, Leah. She was quite the little model at their engagement session at Roswell Mill! Blue Steel alert!
I love this next series of photos. Matty and Maria pride themselves on being the comedic relief, goofy-type of couple. Well that’s perfect for me because I’m the exact same! I gave Matty the prompt to “approach Maria like you’re in a bar and be real cheesy about it”. Sort of a “You come here often?” deal. And he went all out, but I don’t think she was buying what he was selling! Good thing he’s *thisclose* to locking it up in real life!
My clients almost always choose their session locations and this is why. I’d never been to Roswell before but Maria knew of this amazing park! I would have never known it existed otherwise. I think it fit their laid-back, easy going personalities perfectly. Plus, Leah loved getting a good nature walk out of it!
Okay, can I take a moment to point out the already obvious fabulousness of Maria’s hat?! LOVE.
This next series is Matty and Maria doing what they love most, being silly with each other. I call it “The Evolution of Love”.
Boy meets girl…
Boy woos girl…
Boy seals the deal!
One thing I lovelovelove about these two is if they’re arguing, one of them will randomly blurt, “Stop flirting with me!” to elicit a laugh from the other and ease the tension. It’s something I think I’ll have to try with my hubs! Bonus cute points: they’re total pinky promisers!
I just HAD to sneak in this last shot. It’s an outtake from their “Evolution of Love” shots and perfectly sums up how fun these two are together.
Matty and Maria, May cannot get here soon enough! I look forward to more fun and silliness at your Savannah wedding!