Y’all. I can’t even tell you how warm & fuzzy my little heart feels when I look at these images. One of the most special things I get to do as a photographer is capture moments for the people closest to me (like my cousin’s wedding last year, my brother-in-law’s wedding this spring, and my sister-in-law’s family session this summer!). Ricky and Ashley didn’t ask me to shoot an actual session for them – they just wanted a handful of images because they didn’t have any professional photos of the two of them together. But let’s be honest, when you’re a portrait & wedding photographer (and photographing couples is your JAM) and your only sibling asks you for “just a few” photos of him and his girlfriend (who you just adore), you can’t help but go a little above and beyond “just a few” images. Am I right?!?
I could go on and on all day about how grateful I am for my relationship with my little brother, and how Ashley stole my heart from the moment I met her, and how my heart feels like it just might burst when I see how sweet they are with each other. But I’m going to pull it together and instead, I’ll give you a few of my favorites from their impromptu mini-session at The Trolley Barn in Atlanta. Get ready to swoon over these two because I’m telling you, it just doesn’t get any stinkin’ cuter than this.
GAH, I love both of these next ones but especially the one on the left. I can’t even with these two.
And another fave. they. are. the. CUTESSST.
LOVE this next wide shot! #allthehearteyes
and this next one, OHmygoodness. this one makes me so happy because it was a completely natural moment – ricky just pulled ashley close like this without any specific direction or prompting from me, and it’s genuine and precious and I just love it.
and I’ll end with this soft, romantic moment because I absolutely adore this shot! (and it’s stunning in black & white, don’t you think?)
Ricky, Ashley, I love you both! I loved every minute we got to spend together in Atlanta and I already can’t wait until we get to see each other again. Wish I could give you both a big hug right this second! I hope you love these images as much as I do!