It’s so wonderful to photograph weddings. It’s even more wonderful to photograph weddings when it involves people you know! I was incredibly excited the day Becky & Chris asked me to be their wedding photographer. The following are their engagement photos taken at Piedmont Park in the heart of Atlanta, GA. I couldn’t have asked for a more fun couple to work with – these two knew how to work with the camera and had a great time doing it. I’m giddy with anticipation for the day their wedding arrives!
How did you meet your fiancé?
Becky: We met online and his first message to me was, “Beauty and Brains, Cant pass this up”. Chris and I met at Andretti’s which was our first date. Chris had to work late that day so we ended up not meeting until 8 I think. We planned to go to the go carts but when we got there they were sold out so we went to play the games on the floor and won a huge stuffed zebra. Chris asked if I wanted to go to the comedy show that is at Andretti’s which was so funny. After the comedy show we left and we had our first kiss that night.
What was the first thing you remember about that moment?
Becky: I remember walking down to the entrance to Andretti’s and seeing him at the front door and I just had a great feeling that the night was going to be a lot of fun.
Chris: The first thing I remember is that she was wearing a perfume that smelled quite well.
What attracted you most to your fiancé?
Becky: I am attracted to him for the love he has for his family and life. He makes me laugh so much and is always there for me. Although we have been through some things in the past year, Chris wont let life beat him down. He isn’t the kind of guy that lets someone or something get him down. He has such a positive outlook on life.
Chris: I was attracted to the beauty and the brains of Rebecca.
What made your fiance different from the rest?
Becky: Chris doesn’t let anything in life get him down, he understands me and loves me for me. He doesn’t change his personality when he goes around different people and he is true to himself, his family, friends, and me.
Chris: Her conviction to her values were unlike anyone I had met previously, I love that about her.
Who was the first person you told about your fiancé after your first date?
Becky: I went and talked with my sister. The date lasted past midnight so when I got home, she was kinda worried but she knew that the date went good because I was so late getting home.
Chris: First people I told were friends at work the next day.
When did you know he was the one?
Becky: I knew he was the one when I went on a cruise with my sister and I had no way to contact him. It was awful, there were so many things that I saw that I wanted to tell him but couldn’t because we didn’t have cell service. As soon as we docked back in Charleston, he was the first person that I called. I couldn’t wait to get back to him and be in his arms.
Chris: I knew she was the one when I went on vacation for a week and missed her so much I wanted to go home early.
How did you feel after you had that “this is it” moment?
Becky: If this is pertaining to when he proposed, I started to cry and couldn’t believe that my dream was coming true.
Who said “I love you” first?
Becky: I did. I actually used to write I love you on his back when I would give him massages but I didn’t say ‘I love you’ until one night that we were together. I couldn’t go on without saying it to him. I love him so much and don’t know what I would do without him.
Chris: She said it first. I said it immediately after.
How did you feel the first time your fiancé told you he loved you?
Becky: GREAT!!!!! He said it right after I told him that I loved him.
Chris: Makes me smile every time I think about it.
Were you nervous about him meeting your family?
Becky: Not at all. I knew my family would love him.
Chris: I was nervous about her meeting my family because we are all loony tunes.
Who does he remind you most of?
Becky: Chris reminds me of my dad. Growing up, my dad set the bar so high for what a husband and a father figure should be and I wanted for myself. Chris is everything I want in a man and more.
What’s the one thing about your partner you couldn’t live without?
Becky: His personality and love. When I am upset, he knows exactly how to make me laugh and forget about anything was wrong in the first place.
Chris: Couldn’t live without our conversations, if people listen in they probably think we’re a bit nuts!
Was it love at first sight?
Becky: Yes. When we were having so much fun our first night and was able to talk for so long and get lost in time, I knew that he was different and I already had a sense of love for him.
Chris: Yes, she definitely fell in love with me at first sight!
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