17 January 2012

Engaged | Joanna & Ben | Greer, SC

Just over a year ago, Joanna started working at the church at a desk just outside of my office.  I'd met her the fall before on the high school retreat (we were both leaders) and all I really knew about her was that she'd gone to Erskine and had lived in France and Japan.  And was fluent in French.  But all of that changed really quickly as she adjusted her to job and I adjusted to her asking lots of questions each day!

Ben started working at Upward Sports after I left, but when he started attending Grace Church, his name was thrown around and finally we met in person.  And, if I'm not mistaken, it wasn't too long after that that he and Joanna met through a group of friends.  I remember slowly hearing more and more about this guy, but instead of it being from other people, the information was coming from Joanna... with a smile on her face that couldn't be wiped off.

I'm SO thrilled to be a part of their wedding day in May and to capture their beach wedding.  You two are incredible and it has been such an honor to watch as you've fallen in love and have let God mold and shape you as He prepares you to become one.

We met at Joanna's parents' house after a storm passed through for their engagement photos.  It was a little windy and still a little wet, but we had fun (with a little help from Joanna's younger siblings!).

I wish I could tell you they were laughing at how funny I am... but I think Joanna's younger brother had just said something funny.  Maybe I should have been taking notes while also taking pictures!


Yep, you guys have the model look down pat.

Could these two be any more adorable??  Or the light any better??  I think not :-)

Another favorite...

Joanna... you are stunning, my friend!

Sorry, Jo, I just had to include this one.  I love your laughter!


Ashley Post said...


DeLancy said...

So happy for you Ben and Joanna! Love to see the sparkle in your eyes!! The photos are GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! I'm so happy for you Joanna! You two make a really cute couple.
Tara :)

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