You guys. When I say i'm obsessed with the vibe of these photos, I mean I'm obsessed! Kristi and Billy traveled from south Georgia to do their engagement session right outside of Atlanta, in a town to the west of the city. Excitedly, they agreed to a sunrise session. This time of day is my absolute favorite for portraits and you'll soon understand why.
Kristi and Billy met in July of 2013 through mutual friends. At that time they were both interested in other people and as time went on, they became pretty fond of one another. By September of 2013, they were officially a couple.
It's no doubt these two are head over heels for one another...
Billy starting falling for Kristi when he saw just how big her heart was, how much she cared for others and went out of her way to put everyone's needs above her own. But the key to his heart was watching her laugh... at her own jokes, even when no one else thought what she said was funny. Seriously!? Storybook romance over here!!!!
For Kristi, it was the way he kept making her laugh that swept her off her feet. Their mutual respect for humor drew them closer as friends and as a couple. The way he continues to encourage her to chase after whatever she wishes to do in this life is one thing she loves most about Billy.
Although they reside in south Georgia, the heart of this fun-loving couple lives in Florida, a place they frequent for scuba diving adventures. They love finding cute shacks on the beach to share a meal before heading off to spend the evening with their family that lives nearby.
Billy proposed to Kristi in a way that meant so much to her. Being the animal lover that she is, he enlisted the help of their dogs, Benelli and Layla.
It was a Friday evening and Kristi had gone to meet a friend to get their nails done after work. On her way home, she and Billy chatted on the phone about their day and ended up staying on the phone until she pulled into the driveway. When she walked into their home, she was greeted by their two adorable pups, Benelli and Layla, which is Kristi's favorite greeting in the world. When she knelt to greet them, she noticed a piece of paper that was rolled up, hanging from Benelli's collar. Confused, she slowly unrolled the paper. When she realized it said, "Mom, will you marry Dad?", she lowered the note to see Billy on one knee.
She doesn't remember much after that, other than glimpses of saying "yes!" and watching him slide the ring onto her finger. It was like a dream.
Thank you, Kristi and Billy, for sharing your sweet story of love with me! I am so excited to be photographing your wedding this fall!!! To see more from Kristi and Billy's engagement session, click here!
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