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melissa and wakefield: downtown love

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!

Don’t forget to leave some love (post a comment)! For 25 comments, Melissa and Wakefield will  receive a free 5×7, for 50 comments they’ll receive a free 8×10!

July 20, 2010 - 4:42 pm

love towers high: melissa and wakefield are married! - […] might remember the lovely Melissa and her sweetheart Wakefield from their downtown engagement session. You might also recall that Melissa attended one of the first Bible Studies I ever led when we […]

April 23, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Uncle Bill - Love the composition! Captured the joy of these two “love birds”

April 22, 2010 - 8:36 am

Annie Agarwal - Thanks everyone! They were a great couple to work with for sure! Melissa, the full gallery will have that image in color as well.

April 21, 2010 - 10:28 pm

Jessica Beagle - Melissa these are AMAZING! You are going to be a beautiful bride! Miss you

April 21, 2010 - 8:58 pm

robin hager - Great photos! I love the one where Wakefield is kissing Melissa, with the baloons behind them. Congratulations!

April 21, 2010 - 8:27 pm

C.J. Huffman - Great pictures!!! I love the black and white shots!

April 21, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Ashley Garrett - Gorgeous pictures! I love them Annie, you did such a great job!

April 21, 2010 - 7:12 pm

Wakefield Wade - We had a great time, thanks for making us comfortable.

April 21, 2010 - 7:06 pm

Melissa Newburn - WOW! I love these Annie. I could no be happier. My favorite is the one of us in black and white in the middle of the balloons…can we get this one in color?

April 21, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Sarah N - yayay!! love the pictures!! They are SO beautiful! So awesome! Balloons are the coolest! 52 days! woot woot!

April 21, 2010 - 9:49 am

Jess Graham - I LOVE these pictures guys!! Especially because I remember so well that Wakefield hates to do the whole “fake smile” thing in pictures. I think my favorite is the black and white with the balloons, where you’re troopin through holding hands… because it’s very outdoorsy… like mel and wakefield!! 🙂

April 21, 2010 - 8:43 am

Sarah - Annie! These pictures are breathtaking. I seriously sat here in amazement picture after picture. You are incredible! And I LOVE the resources page idea– I don’t even know what to say. This post made me so excited!

April 21, 2010 - 8:28 am

Tara Martindale - Annie, beautiful pictures, I absolutely love the old buildings. Congratulations to Melissa and Wakefield (yes, very cool name) on your engagement.

April 21, 2010 - 8:13 am

Courtney Mutti - Annie, These pictures are GORGEOUS!!

Mel, you are just glowing. I cannot wait to see you walk down the aisle. You are going to be an absolutely stunning bride!

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