You've Got A Pizza My Heart

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I know the title seems silly but not for these two love birds. Alley + Austin actually met working at a local tasty pizzeria, Louie's On The Lake, in 2011 and its been nothing short of a sweet glow ever since. As a photographer, you know it's going to be a dreamy session when the bride-to-be insists on "dreamy, golden light." Yes, girl. Just yes. You understand me!

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Alley really wanted golden light and for their engagement photos to be different and unique. I love it when brides-to-be have a full Pinterest board of ideas and direction for me to go after, but they still trust my creative flow! Oh, and you know it's going to be a sweet session when the bride-to-be texts you a few hours before saying, "My Nana didn't like that the florist wanted to charge me oodles of money for a bouquet, so she whipped me up something from her garden." Look at those florals!

 
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Not to mention, Alley's family has owned this little slice of paradise tucked away in Dillard, GA, for some time and it was gorgeous. It was sentimental to them and I absolutely loved shooting there!

 
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Now, back to Alley + Austin's love story. When Alley + Austin would work a shift together at the pizzeria, Alley would make him a pizza to share on their break, and that's basically where it all started. I guess through a man's stomach actually is the way to his heart! ;)

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The sun began to set behind the mountains' ridge line but it didn't stop us from playing with this weeping willow tree!

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And last, but certainly not least, there was no way I could let them leave without playing with some night photography. I turned the high beams on my Jeep (Rosita - yes, that's her name) and we loved the results! Can you say dreamy?! Hello, Nicholas Sparks. You'll want to turn up your screen brightness for these!

 
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Austin is an alumni of UGA and engineer. Alley is currently finishing her B.S. in Nursing at Piedmont College. I have the honor of photographing Alley + Austin's wedding next October at The beautiful Sanctuary Estate in Cleveland, GA, and we're praying for all of the gorgeous leaves and fall colors we had during their engagement shoot!


Photography: TribbleShoot Photography
Location: Dillard, GA
Dress: Free People
Florals: Courtesy of Nana's Garden ;)