She was a freshman in high school, concerned with grades and involved in every available club. He was a senior, class clown, captain of the football team and everyone's best friend. It was Christmas Eve of 2008, Blakely, Becca's sister, was delivering a Christmas gift to her boyfriend and Becca tagged along. When they walked in, Patrick was there and the moment she saw him, she felt nervous, the good sort of nervous. She was happy he was there. Over the next month, a few things lined up that left the two around each other a lot. A YoungLife trip to Sharptop Cove, play practice, and eyeing each other in the hallways at school gave Patrick and Becca more and more opportunities to get to know one another and share more laughs.
We met on campus of the University of Georgia where they'd grown as individuals and into the couple they are today. This quaint city and gorgeous campus is filled with memories for Patrick and Becca. As we explored, the two shared with me stories of love, of family and friendship, of their hopes and dreams for the future. It's no doubt Patrick is just as smitten as she has been since the first time she laid eyes on him.
Over the next 7 years, Patrick and Becca would experience highs and lows together and learn what life and grace is all about. Becca calls Patrick her greatest supporter and encourager and accounts so much of who she is to him.
In September of 2015, Patrick and Becca took a road trip to Asheville, NC with plans to see the Biltmore. While adventuring to one of the prime picture taking spots, Becca preparing to snap selfies. Patrick had other plans, suggesting they wait for a stranger to come along and snap the photo which she thought to be strange behavior for him. Once someone finally came walking by, Patrick told the stranger, "make sure you take a lot." Becca faced the stranger who was taking the photo, smiled and waited. A moment passed and Becca hears Patrick say her name. When she looks over to him, she see's Patrick down on one knee, smiling (almost laughing!) and holding the most beautiful ring. After screaming, "are you serious!? Is this real?" she got down and hugged him tight and they were off to celebrate what was the most amazing weekend!
Before the day of their engagement shoot, Becca told me one shared love between she and Patrick is the love of food. During our trek around Athens, we ventured to a small diner called The Grill, where they often go for milkshakes!
How fun are they?! I can not WAIT to capture their wedding day in July!!!
Patrick adores the carefree spirit Becca possess and I was able to catch it during my time with them. Along with being happy-go-lucky, Patrick and Becca are genuinely fun people! We got on the subject of concerts and they began spilling their list of bands they've seen and my mind was blown! When around fun loving souls like these, you just become filled with their exciting energy. It's contagious and the world needs more of what they have!
To see even more of the fun from Patrick and Becca's shoot, click here!
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Wedding photographer. Writer. Empath. Ice cream connoisseur. Feels naked without nail polish.