I met Gabrielle & Derick for their engagement session at Gabrielle’s family’s property in Buford, GA. When Gabrielle first described their new family home to me, I thought big fields, maybe a barn or something. I did not expect to see something so unique and beautiful! Every turn was a new frame that I couldn’t wait to capture – stairs that reminded me of a Tuscan villa, big white columns that reminded me of pre-war antebellum homes, tall trees and roses that resembled an English garden, you name it, this home had it!
I first met Gabrielle for drinks and tacos in Atlanta, and what drew me to her instantly was that she too is a small business owner. Together with her mom, they’ve built an incredible company called Sourced that helps small business owners outsource and expand their businesses. Pretty awesome, right? So I knew right away that she was a pretty incredible person!
I always love engagement sessions because it truly allows me to see my couples. Once you’re in front of the camera, it can be a bit daunting! Unless you’re a professional model, then you have no clue what to do. So their engagement session was a great way for me to learn how Gabrielle & Derick interacted together, loved on each other, and for them to get comfortable in front of my camera! And we had so much fun!!!
We started the session with their precious pup, Riley! She could not have been happier to be there!! Running outside with treats? She was loving it, and these photos with her are some of my favorites! (I’m actually thinking we’ll need to bring Guinness along for our engagement photos this November…)
After a few minutes with Riley, Gabrielle’s sister took her home and we continued on with more pictures around their property!
Gabrielle & Derick were so much fun to photograph!! Derick quickly learned out to perfect “the nuzzle,” my favorite pose for guys to do, and it brought out the cutest smile and laughter from Gabrielle! Just strolling around from scene to scene, these two just couldn’t stop smiling and holding hands. Even while we were taking some soft, intimate portraits, they couldn’t keep smiles off of their faces and I loved that!
I’m so excited for your wedding day! If this session was any hint to how much fun your day will be…well then I’m a happy camper. Thank you so much for asking me to share this experience with you!! It’s going to be so incredible!