November 20, 2017
This engagement shoot was meant to happen in one day at the always beautiful Cator Woolford Gardens in Atlanta. I made (I think) a minimum of three trips to the heart of Atlanta and back home that day. One of those trips was to grab this amazing bouquet from Robin, the mastermind behind Rhapsody in Blooms. Another was for more supplies, and another was to meet at Cator Woolford to actually photograph this whole to-do.
However, since we are in Georgia and southern weather is a beast in itself, it rained and it poured, and things ran late, and we were only able to take a few shots at Cator Woolford (although we did get some on those epic stairs) before the sun left us completely for the moon and more rain.
So, we picked up the very next day at Chateau Elan, and oh my goodness. The chemistry between real-life couple Irina and Larry was just almost too much to take. Irina really stuns in her Jill Stuart gown from BHLDN, and Larry looked so dapper in his navy suit for their engagement. You can just see the emotion between the two of them as the sun was setting and the heat faded away. Larry went in to warm Irina, and in some of the most romantic candid moments I have ever captured, they shared the most amazing embraces.
Couple: Larry & Irina
HMUA: Erin Ryser
Florals: Rhapsody in Blooms
Dress: Jill Jill Stuart from BHLDN
Rings: Trumpet & Horn
Paperie: Shasta Bell Calligraphy
Ribbons: The Poetry of Silk