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Colorful Downtown Hattiesburg Rooftop Engagement Session

KADEE + AARON | HATTIESBURG, MS

There is so much to love about Aaron and Kadee, and I think the best place to start is how they met! This sweet pair met on one of my favorite holidays of the year – the Fourth of July. The holiday itself is already so celebratory, but the day was made even more fun for Aaron and Kadee during a party along the Mississippi gulf coast that they both happened to attend. While they may have arrived not knowing each other, they obviously hit it off well because Aaron asked Kadee to be his date to a wedding the very next day.

Their relationship only continued after their first party together, and soon they were celebrating their engagement. Aaron planned a romantic proposal in the courtyard at Mary Mahoney’s. Then they enjoyed dinner together nearby at Patrick’s – a specific locale he had promised they would visit for the first time for a very special location.

When we met, Aaron and Kadee were already planning their romantic and elegant wedding at The Camelia House in Hattiesburg. To keep their upcoming wedding’s style in mind, we all wanted their engagement session to have the same feel. Their intimate session started in a beautiful courtyard, and I have to note how much I loved their style! They each wore jeans, and his shirt and her blouse were bright on their own but so complimentary of each other.

Just after, both A+K changed into their second outfti – a light blazer and jeans for him and a button down white dress with a fun bow for her – for the second part of their session. Kadee had dreamed of a rooftop session, so a rooftop during golden hour was the perfect spot to look out over Downtown Hattiesburg to capture the final photos of their shoot. After witnessing these two in front of my camera, I cannot wait to capture Aaron and Kadee’s southern wedding so soon!

Kadee & Aaron - I have loved every second of working with you guys! It’s such a blessing to be part of this amazing time in your lives, and I can’t wait to celebrate you this fall! I hope you love looking back on your engagement session! Big hugs, Shea

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A Cozy and Rustic Engagement Session at the Farm

Eric and Brittney met through mutual friends back in November 2017. What was interesting is that the two different sets of friends were trying to fix them up with one another unbeknownst to either parties. I’d say that folks just knew they were meant to be, and so did they! Eric and Brittney knew there was something truly special about one another from the very start. He said he knew Brittney was the one when they were out together feeding the cattle one evening. “I don’t know how I knew, I just knew,” Eric said. He continued, “there wasn’t anything special happening. We were just taking care of the animals together, and I looked over at her, and thought this is the woman I want to grow old with.” Of course they were smiling from ear to ear as they recounted their story of how they met and how they fell in love to me as we dined together. There’s crazy chemistry between these two lovebirds! Eric proposed one night after their 6 month anniversary on a farm surrounded by twinkle lights and candles as music played softly in the background. Little did Brittney know that their family was secretly waiting to surprise the couple after Eric popped the question. “I prayed like I’ve never prayed before that this beautiful woman would say she’d marry me,” he said. As Brittney exclaimed “YES” the two were surrounded by their loved ones and they spent the rest of the evening celebrating their perfect engagement!

I knew the farm was going to be the spot for their shoot from the beginning! These two love to be surrounded by nature and the rustic vibes that make up a farm. Their engagement shoot couldn’t have been sweeter! The couple enjoyed a picnic while cozied up together underneath Brittney’s grandmothers quilts. It was a bit chilly that afternoon, but you’d never know it. Brittney and Eric spent their their time laughing and simply loving on one another. It was engagement session heaven, and I was in it! The future Mr. and Mrs. Cooper came dressed styled to perfection. Brittney wore two gorgeous dresses and carried a bouquet made of babies breath while Eric sported a set of boots and a cowboy hat. The bride to be also wore the most stunning pieces of jewelry from the store where she works: Carter’s Jewelry of Petal. Theirs is definitely an engagement sesh I will always remember!

Eric and Brittney, I am sooooooo ready for wedding day with you guys!! Thank you for choosing me to be part of your journey to becoming husband and wife. I have loved every minute of working with and getting to know you two! I have SO many favorites from your shoot, and I’m excited for you to see just a few of them here! Big hugs, Shea

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