Kayla & Ben at Meadowlark
Atlanta Engagement Photographer

August 25, 2020

I’ve photographed Kayla multiple times (first as a bridesmaid in a wedding, and then I got to take celebratory “I got into Law School!” pictures for her). But it wasn’t until I was in Bangkok, Thailand (!!) that I got to finally meet her then-boyfriend, Ben. It was crazy timing that we ended up being in the same city across the world at the same time. I knew to reach out to Kayla for Thailand tips, because she & Ben have actually spent lengthy amounts of time teaching there, but I didn’t expect to be able to meet up for dinner while in the country. Anyway, I could tell immediately that she & Ben were a perfect fit for each other. And needless to say, I was THRILLED to later hear the news that they got engaged, and even more thrilled when they contacted me about photographing their wedding. Of course… wedding planning hasn’t been the easiest for them due to COVID, and they’re facing some stressful decisions (my heart really goes out to any 2020/2021 couples!!). But amidst the chaos right now, we were so fortunate to be able to get together to take some fun engagement photos. Kayla & Ben flew down from Connecticut and met up with me at Meadowlark 1939 — a DREAM venue of mine that I’ve been dying to explore for quite some time now. And it did not disappoint. The amount of breathtaking locations was a little overwhelming, but in the best way. And Kayla wore a STUNNING dress, which made the entire session look like it was straight out of a fairytale. My advice to any couples navigating this stressful time: Find time to press pause on the decision-making and do something FUN together to celebrate this season.

meadowlark 1939 venue atlanta meadowlark engagement photography meadowlark 1939 engagement atlanta georgia engagement historic meadowlark 1939 engagement historic home atlanta engagement large tree pecan grove engagement joyful engagement photography atlanta meadowlark 1939 engagement ring golden hour romantic engagement golden hour engagement dress whimsical engagement photography meadowlark 1939 engagement ring fairytale romantic engagement photos sunset golden hour engagement engagement ring athens ga fairytale engagement whimsical garden engagement photos trees garden engagement atlanta ga meadowlark engagement fall greenhouse engagement atlanta meadowlark greenhouse engagement atlanta meadowlark greenhouse engagement atlanta meadowlark greenhouse engagement atlanta meadowlark greenhouse engagement atlanta meadowlark fall forest woodsy engagement enchanted forest engagement fall forest woodsy engagement enchanted forest engagement atlanta georgia engagement photographer engagement ring georgia berries sunset golden hour engagement engagement ring georgia athens georgia engagement couple fun engagement dirt road meadowlark engagement athens georgia engagement couple fun engagement dirt road engagement photography georgia field fun joyful engagement field engagement photos fun field sunset engagement field engagement photography georgia athens ga engagement photographer Georgia field engagement authentic candid engagement photography fun candid engagement engagement ga photos georgia couple photographer