Couple's Session in the Woods

Mary Elizabeth & Thomas

Athens, GA

I am so excited to share Mary Elizabeth & Thomas' session in the woods! These two are just something special. They met just before Mary Elizabeth's freshman year at UGA and after about a semester of seeing each other everywhere began dating. We actually originally planned to shoot their engagement session on the anniversary of the start of their relationship, but rain pushed us back a couple of days and we wound up with the most beautiful evening in Athens, a city that means so much to them both.

Thomas played football for Georgia and Mary Elizabeth was a Majorette, so their time here in Athens was important to them on many levels. They'll even call it their home in their first year of marriage as the legacy of football will continue with Thomas taking on a graduate coaching position with the team.

Thomas proposed to Mary Elizabeth at the annual football Gala in front of friends & family. However, he didn't actually ask her to marry him until later at Pauley's because his emotions got the best of him and he couldn't quite get the words out at the time :) They say their vows this summer in St. Simons Island, so celebrating their engagement in their place was a sweet way to commemorate the time they've had and the way they've built their relationship over the years.