we first met marshawn over coffee- well actually she had a soy chai latte with honey and i had a smoothie. i think this tells you a LOT about each of us. ;) marshawn is one of those people that the second you meet her, you know she’s a powerhouse. and brilliant. and beautiful. seriously, she’s just as amazing (intimidating) as she sounds. ;) so i just sipped my purple smoothie and listened as she told us about her amazing best friend and fiance, jason. i left already in love with their relationship, their wedding plans and the new family they were going to be together. neither matt nor i could wait to meet jason- on friday we finally did.
we planned to meet in decatur so we could scope out a new location (i feel like i’ve been saying that a LOT recently…?) and when marshawn and jason arrived it was ON. jason instantly lived up to everything marshawn had told us about him- he’s funny, spontaneous, crazy- the list goes on- but most of all he is HEAD OVER HEELS for his lady. together, they bring out the best in one another, their smiles and laughs are contagious- more than one person on the street stopped to comment on how perfect they are and wish them the best. i hope these pictures portray even half of all i’ve just described!
throughout the shoot, marshawn and jason were so playful- dancing, picking each other up, goofing off- they even showed us their own personal handshake! (*we NEED one of those, babe!*) it was wonderful to work with a couple who plays together- there was never a dull moment and we were able to capture some of the sweetest looks!
this shot seems to have an old world feeling about it to me- black and white was a MUST!
i see STUNNING children in their future! during the shoot, jason was joking about having lots of kids…i think society would be ok with that!! :)
these big, old trees were filtering the light in such a beautiful way and created such a nice frame for them:
i LOVE how sweet and protective this next image is:
matt deserves full credit for this next image- the direct composition and the unique crop is totally his style. love this!
seriously, sweetest couple ever:
as the sun set we grabbed a few more on the way back to the cars. i love the warmth of these last two:
forehead kisses are one of my favorite things to photograph- no idea why, i just think they are adorable!
marshawn & jason, thank you so much for taking the time from your busy lives to meet up with us for a few pictures! we are so thrilled to be working with you both and we cannot wait to see you again!