July 25, 2022
How cute are these two?! For Avery and Danny’s engagement session, we traveled to Jekyll Island, Georgia. Jekyll Island has so many amazing photo locations to choose from, such as the Jekyll Island Club Resort, historical homes, and Driftwood Beach. There is also so much natural beauty across the island with the low-hanging branches of sweeping trees, gorgeous landscaping, and black rock beaches.
Not only is the island beautiful, but it also has sentimental value for this sweet couple, so of course choosing this engagement session location was a no-brainer! Avery and Danny have been visiting Jekyll Island every Christmas since they started dating. They both fell in love with the beauty and charm of the area, and I am so glad I got to add another layer of nostalgia to this place for them!
So, how did these two meet? Well, long-story short, Avery was placed as a substitute camp counselor at a local summer camp where Danny was working when she was still in high school. The two met there, and have been together ever since! Danny recently graduated from the University of North Florida, and Avery is finishing up her degree at the University of Florida. Their young love is so sweet and inspiring!
The historical sites on the grounds of the Jekyll Island Club Resort make for such a romantic backdrop for engagement and wedding photography.
At first, Avery and Danny were a little nervous about posing for the camera. Neither of them had done a professional photography session before, but they both wanted everything to come out perfect. Thankfully, they trusted me to put them in beautiful, romantic poses, and the rest came naturally! I love how gentle and happy they look in these photos.
When they got engaged, it was a total surprise to Avery. They were in Disney World for their 3-year dating anniversary, which they had been planning for months. Little did Avery know that Danny had also been planning an engagement as well! Danny scoped out proposal spots with the help of Avery’s parents and decided on the English gardens in London at Epcot’s World Showcase. On the first day, they went to Epcot and started touring the countries. When they got to London, Danny set up his camera to take a picture of the two. He then got on one knee and proposed!
Avery said yes, and afterwards they got to watch the secret video Danny’s phone was recording the entire time! Sounds like the best start to a vacation ever! I absolutely adore these pictures, their smiles say it all. And of course I had to spotlight Avery’s gorgeous ring!
The resort added such a romantic, fairytale like feel to the session. This couple loved the candid, fun pictures, so capturing them running across the front lawn of the resort just made sense! I am obsessed with the resort looking like a pink castle in the background, and the personality of this couple really showed through in this photo!
After photographing around the resort, we drove a couple of minutes up the road to the infamous Driftwood Beach. Thankfully, it was a mild evening in March, and the clear skies let the sunset shine through! This beach has awesome pieces of wood scattered across the sand, as well as black rocks at the shore.
Avery and Danny both have several hobbies. Danny enjoys investing and the NFL (specifically the Rams). Avery loves anything and everything creative, music, and running her own event and wedding planning business. They both enjoy spending time with family, watching Marvel movies, and traveling.
Can we talk about their outfit change? Avery and Danny dressed perfectly for this beach session, with Danny in linen pants and light colors, and Avery wearing a white, flowy dress. It was so fun to photograph the wind blowing the bottom of her dress…it made the pictures so dynamic!
This picture is one of my favorites from the entire session. The background, lighting, colors…this one belongs on top of a mantel!
Beach sessions are always so fun to photograph. I told Avery and Danny to have fun, dance, twirl, and just let their personalities shine through! It created such beautiful and fun photos that they can treasure for a lifetime. Getting the serious shots are important, but I also love capturing my couples in their natural element.
I love seeing the candid smiles and laughter in these pictures. These two were giggling and dancing with each other the entire time! They had definitely warmed up to the camera by the second half of the session.
The black and white photo to the left is another one of my favorites. The gentle look from Danny and Avery’s soft smile makes it so romantic and special. Absolutely stunning!
This engagement session was so sweet! I am so excited to be a part of their wedding this October!
LOLU L’AMORE PHOTOGRAPHY BASED IN JACKSONVILLE , ST. AUGUSTINE AND SURROUNDING AREAS | SPECIALIZES IN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
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