Darrek and Gladys drove to Atlanta for an engagement session one beautiful evening in spring.
I met Darrek while photographing two of his cousins’ weddings earlier
It’s such an honor to be referred by previous brides,
and I love the connections formed at weddings.
He was one of those guys who is likable and you find yourself wishing good things for him
even if you don’t really know him. Also, he’s really funny.
Gladys lives only a couple hours
from Atlanta, so the two of them drove up for their engagement session while
Darrek was in Georgia visiting his bride-to-be. .
They are so happy together.
Gladys is sweet and full of grace. Her eyes sparkle with life.
Before we met up, I was chatting with Gladys about the engagement session,
and found out they love hanging out at coffee shops. She and Darrek
were excited about doing part of their engagement session in a coffee shop environment,
and the staff at San Francisco Roasting Co. were super hospitable.
(Also, their coffee is delicious!!)
I have seriously dreamed of photographing a session at a coffee shop
for several years, and this was finally the session that blended in perfectly!
When I visited Oregon last year I noticed that they seem to have a coffeeshop on every corner–no wonder
with all that rain they get. Tee-hee. Anyway, I have a feeling coffee shops
will continue being written into this couple’s story.
Coffee shops are just such a perfect spot when you need to get away for a little to relax and catch up again.
Their closeness and camaraderie effortlessly lended themselves to
easy conversations and laughter–
a beautiful closeness.
I wasn’t able to photograph their wedding because of having previously
booked weddings. They hired a fantastic wedding photographer,
and I’m looking forward to seeing their wedding images soon.
Mmmm, all these coffee shop pictures are making me wish for a date night. =) Are you
planning something fun for your weekend?