We met in Atlanta for coffee one cold afternoon in February, and I knew instantly that I was going to love getting to know them over the next several months. Allison & Danny are an amazing couple. They were so relaxed and easy-going that I wanted to go shoot with them right then! Patience isn’t exactly my strong point. Fortunately, they wanted a warmer engagement shoot so we scheduled ahead for mid-June, and I’m glad we did. The forecast showed an 80% chance of storms for this past Sunday, but the sunlight held out for just long enough. More on that at the end. Since their wedding this fall will be at the beautiful Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA, they asked if we could shoot their engagement session there to get a different seasonal look and I happily obliged. Allison & Danny are a beautiful couple that I’m thrilled to work with. As if I wasn’t excited about their wedding enough already, spending a few hours hanging out with them this weekend just increased the anticipation!
Between Allison’s teal v-neck top & skinny jeans and Danny’s custom-tailored shirts from his recent trip to China, they showed up looking incredible. (I love when couples put thought into their clothing options prior to the shoot!) We started out in the place where they’ll say their “I do’s” – the entrance to the vat room. High windows with beautiful natural light streaming in made for a perfect beginning. I can’t wait to come back later this year.
Allison laughs so easily, and it’s incredibly contagious.
The restaurant porch has a beautiful view overlooking the vineyards.
A quick change of clothes and we headed inside to the wine bar for a little taste of the winery’s delicious creations.
Back outside to the vineyards and beautiful sunlight.
So yeah, remember that 80% chance of thunderstorms I was talking about? Well, it held off all afternoon – until right at the end. Over the course of a quick 30 minutes, swirling black clouds rolled in, the wind picked up, and the monsoon began…but not before we grabbed one final shot. No way was I going to miss out on an opportunity to shoot with those clouds in the sky!
Sidenote – Allison & Danny also introduced me to my new favorite wedding coordinator out of Atlanta, the wonderful Laura Godfrey. Keep an eye out for a guest blog post coming from her in the near future!