25 March 2011

Engaged | Elizabeth & Louis

I met Elizabeth for coffee one afternoon and as she told me about her love for life, her love of line dancing, her love for her fiance, and her love for the Lord, I couldn't help but feel like I was having coffee with an old friend... not someone I just met!  By the time we said goodbye I was not only honored to have become her and Louis's photographer but I was thankful for a new friend.

Elizabeth regularly went line dancing and enjoyed every minute of it.  The same was true for Louis.  As they met and got to know each other on the dance floor, they both realized there was more between them than just a love for scuffling, stomping, and sliding across that dance floor.  After dating for a while, spending lots of time dancing, and enjoying countless hours at the lake, it was time to take their dancing to the next level.  

Louis had the day planned for the lake.  The night before, while hanging out with some friends, Elizabeth invited them to join her and Louis the next day, to which they happily agreed!  Later that evening, she got a message from her friend saying something had come up and they wouldn't be able to make it.  She was sad they couldn't join her and Louis, but didn't think much about it.  As the two of them were out on the jet ski the next day, they were taking a break from riding around to cool off in the water.  As they were getting ready to leave, Elizabeth got in the driver's spot and opened the compartment to get the key.  Instead of pulling out the key, she pulled out a plastic bag with a ring in it (and some floaties in case she dropped it in the water!).  It was then that Louis asked her to be his dance partner for life... and she said yes!

Elizabeth and Louis, I am honored to be your photographer but even more honored to call you friends.  I can't wait for your wedding in April and for you to teach me a few dance moves!

I've said it once and I'll say it a thousand more times... I love downtown Greenville.

Y'all are fabulous.  I loved capturing your love.

Elizabeth has a fantastic laugh.  And Louis knows just how to pull it out of her!

It was a gorgeous day... so thankful spring was here in time for their engagement session!

Louis likes to make up stories for things he sees going on. I wish I could remember what this story was about!

Louis just adores Elizabeth.  And I adore her smile!

Elizabeth... you are beautiful.  Inside and out.

I. Love. This. Picture.

Ah! The cowboy boots are so them!

Our last stop was the church where they'll be married in April. The light, the steps, the columns...
it was a perfect place to wrap up the session.

Don't miss their slideshow here!


Chris and Emily said...

these look great brina!!

Melanie and Marc said...

Wow, these pictures are amazing. Very well done y'all. Looking forward to the wedding. :-)

I'm a Greenville, SC based wedding and portrait destination photographer who loves to be behind the lens. I look forward to hearing what you think about the posts and images as I work with amazing people to capture life and give them images they love.
Check out the website! http://photographsbysabrina.com