I met up with Melissa and Wakefield (isn’t that a cool name?!) in Plant City for their engagement session. I actually met the bride to be when we first moved to the area and she joined a Bible Study I was leading, Gift Wrapped By God. It had been awhile since I had been in touch with her, so this was a sweet reunion and a wonderful time to document the love these two have for one another.
Lovin the emotion in this one!
Melissa was radiant!
Old walls and allies can be little gems!
We found this adorable little cafe downtown…
as well as a car show!
Then it was off to find some train tracks and a field. We drove and drove, but finally came upon some perfect locations! During our excursion, Wakefield asked me, “If there was one piece of advice you could give Melissa about marriage, what would it be?” I answered, to respect your husband. In fact, I recently read an awesome book based off of Ephesians 5:33. We had a great discussion while we scoped out some spots to shoot and I realized that since many of my clients know my husband is the director of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at USF, I often get lots of questions during my sessions about marriage and relationships. I usually share from my heart and then refer couples to some suggested reads. So, with all that said- I’m going to be adding a resource page on my blog for engaged couples, where I’ll list some great finds that we’ve discovered that will help prepare you for marriage.
Ok- now on to the pics!!
Without a doubt, one of my favorites!
Remember… I said she was radiant! Look at that smile! Ah, love!
Yes, they braved the wild flowers (maybe they’re weeds), and it was so worth it!
Our last minute discovery was this awesome field. ..more favorites!! Yep, everyone of these below!!
My goodness! Isn’t she gorgeous?
Melissa really wanted to release the balloons. They decided on two.
Melissa and Wakefield, thanks for exploring the wild country with me! It was an awesome adventure!
I’m so looking forward to your wedding!
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