Jonathon + Chelsea | Downtown Lakeland | Lakeland, FL

June 14, 2016

Again, I have to call out the rain for being a party pooper! Sunday’s shoot, was suppose to happen last Thursday thanks to the rain! Thankfully, I have the honor to work with such flexible and kind clients such as Jonathon and Chelsea! We braved the Florida afternoon heat to take some engagement photos. Although we were sweating buckets, you’d never know looking at these photos! I have to hand it to Chelsea, she is full of great ideas! The XO balloons were purchased by the bride-to-be and they added such a fun element to this shoot. She also brought an adorable burlap banner made by her mom and a chalk board frame with the ever-so-famous and adorable Sweet Home Alabama quote “so I can kiss you whenever I want.” All the heart eyes guys. All the heart eyes.

Chelsea and I knew of each other in high school. We both went to George Jenkins and graduated in 2011, however never had the chance to really meet and get to know one another. Let me be the first to say: opportunity seriously missed on my part! Chelsea is so sweet and kind. She found herself a great guy too! Chelsea and Jonathon were introduced to one another by a mutual friend one day while they were at a group hangout out at Busch Gardens. Seems like a pretty sweet deal: rollercoasters and meeting your future spouse, I’d call that an unforgettable day. Six years later… yes you heard that right, this couple has been together for SIX YEARS… they’re engaged! What an incredible time for this couple. Their love for each other was so evident while shooting downtown and on the shores of Lake Morton. Jonathon would often whisper to Chelsea that she was beautiful, so stinkin’ sweet. I had a lot of fun getting to know this couple and I’m excited for them and their future together. These two tie the knot this November 17th! For now, I hope you both enjoy your engagement photos!

Also, special shout out to the cool cats at Black & Brew, I may be biased, but y’all rock. Thank you for letting us use your facilities for an outfit change and for the free water (looking at you Mandy)!