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bonnie and david’s altmixphotography.com gallery debut! check them out!

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i hope you all had a wonderful valentine’s day! a day full of pink and chocolate isn’t the mattaltmix style, so vday at our house was filled with quality time and excellent food, my two primary love languages. my baby just knows me oh so well!

speaking of love, we’re excited to finally have that awesome engagement session we posted about here. hannah’s finacee, matt, will fly in from texas on saturday and we’ll be meeting up with them in griffin, ga later that day. after just missing meeting them a few weeks ago, we couldn’t be more anxious to meet them now! stay tuned for pics!

i have news! first, as a photographer (and girl), i keep up with many photography (and fashion :)) blogs. my rss feed has exactly 12 blogs on it, split evenly between photography and fashion. now, i have news! maybe it was my religious reading and commenting on their blog (thank you, rss) or maybe it was our images (fingers crossed!) but either way anne almasy of almasy wedding photojournalism shot me an email and we’re meeting with them on sunday! we’re very excited and equally as nervous to show up at their studio to sip coffee and chat; will it be too nerdy if i take notes…?!

also, to all you do.it.yourself brides out there, we’ve cooking up a little something special for just you, coming soon!

with permission

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with complete permission from the lovely and creative bonnie, i now divulge to you one of the cutest wedding details i’ve ever seen!

prior to meeting, bonnie had mentioned tacking on a few extra shots to the engagement session to use for her thank you notes. we were happy to accommodate this request and just before we headed out for the engagement session she threw two extra shirts in the back of the car – one said ‘thank’ the other said ‘you.’ oh my gosh, adorable!

here are just a few of the many ‘thank you’ shots she’ll have to choose from:

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i wish i could help pick the best one, but these two are just too cute to make a decision!

bonnie, these are going to make the most adorable thank you cards! great idea!

bonnie & david are engaged!

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we arrived at david’s family’s home on saturday and little did we know that as we walked inside david was out finishing his 90+ mile bike ride of the day! what?!! isn’t he going to be exhausted for pictures? bonnie arrived looking beautiful and stylish (as you’ll see) and we talked about her wedding for a bit. their day is going to be so uniquely them! fresh herbs and greenery complimented with twigs are replacing flowers, and bonnie’s mom is hand making her wedding dress, the design of which is nothing short of stunning! we’re so excited! david arrived full of energy (how??) and after grabbing bananas, crackers and cookies, we headed out to our first location, a shining river part of the headwaters of the little tennessee.

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bonnie and david had really thought out different locations for the day which was great! their next stop for us was a beautiful lake:

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after attempting to feed the ducks (who fled our cracker crumbs, when does that ever happen?) we were off to bucks, the coffee shop where bonnie and david had their first date – not quite planned, a friend bailed leaving them alone together, but a first date after all! it’s been five years since that night, they told us how they’ve changed individually and changed together, but they clearly haven’t lost that spark!

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after warming up and swapping stories the four of us headed out to sunset rock. this was my favorite location of the day, wow! bonnie’s fantastic hair caught the wind and the sun together and their smiles were the result of endless laughter. watching bonnie button his cuffs and david hold her hair out of her eyes, i saw how special they are to one another. they’ve spent years strengthening this bond and i’ve no doubt their future is bright.

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we left the sunset and headed to a nice dinner. it was a wonderful time spent laughing, talking, and getting to know each other. thank you guys so much for everything, you are such a fun and inspirational couple, we are so glad to call you our friends. we are looking forward to may 16th!

on a side note, there was another special part of their shoot, keep an eye out for it coming soon!