Again, it feels surreal that I’m creating such a post today! Not that there was any question that Mandy would one day get engaged and be married but more because I am the honored one photographing such a milestone in her and Eric’s life. I’ve known Mandy since 7th grade and later became roommates with her our sophomore year of college. I’m not sure if I would have made it through college without Mandy’s listening ear, sarcasm, and funny antics :) We’ve seen boys come and go in each other’s lives, searching for “the one.” Mandy and Eric actually knew each other in high school but it wasn’t until many years later that a spark ignited between them. Isn’t that how life works sometimes? You have to go away and then come back just to see what you missed. Anyhow, it has been a joy getting to know Eric through various encounters these last few months. I can truly see why they are “the one” for each other. I had so much fun on Mandy and Eric’s shoot! They started out at the Hunter Art Museum looking quite posh and later adventured through some weeds to enjoy another spectacular view of Chattanooga. We ended the night at Eric’s parents’ gorgeous home with Ava (their dog) and a brewsky picnic! I can’t wait until their wedding this October at Laurelwood! Here are some of my favorite images from our time together:So gorgeous . . .Their outfits were perfection!Definitely a FAV!!!!Seriously, they’re so cute!Work it . . . love it . . .This view in all respects is just beautiful!For the second part of our session, we headed to Eric’s parents’ home. AND as my experience goes with many young children, I was met with dramatic resistance from Ava. LOL! LOVE!And as usual, who can bypass a gorgeous view and sunset? More favs for sure! :)Special thanks to Angela Jordan for the fantastic make-up job and Rachel McCoy of Studio La Vie for Mandy’s wonderful up-do! AND another big thank you to Heather Wolff for shadowing this session!