You learn so much about couples from their e-sessions and weddings. Mainly, that every single duo we feature here on SMP is head-over-heels, but also that they have the sweetest love stories you’ll ever get the chance to hear. Case in point? These adorable Atlanta sweeties, who met in high school, dated for ten years and tied their love of antiquing and vintage cars into their engagement session captured by Michelle Landreau. Get to know them right here.
From the Bride… After dating for ten years (we are high-school sweethearts), Michael and I finally got engaged on a ski trip in North Carolina. The very next day we went antique shopping, one of our favorite things to do together, and we picked up a vintage bottle engraved with a heart. This treasure from our engagement trip, along with my beautiful antique engagement ring, became the basis for our e-session.
So I moved forward with the vintage, romantic style of the shoot in mind but still pondering exactly what to incorporate in the shoot. I grew up in a family that renovated old cars and as a couple, Michael and I have enjoyed going to vintage car shows. So I contacted the Atlanta Thunderbird Club and one of their members graciously offered the use of both his 57’ Ford Fairlane and his 56’ Thunderbird (for free!). The cars were both so amazing, we just couldn’t pick between them, so we ended up using both. In addition, we brought along some props to pull everything together- including a vintage suitcase (bought on Etsy), bunting I made myself, and of course, the vintage bottle from our engagement trip. It was so much fun posing with the vintage cars, I felt like a movie star and the pictures came out better than anything we could have imagined.
After the vintage, romantic shoot that morning we really wanted to do something more modern and fun. We headed to downtown Atlanta to one of our favorite tunnels, the Arizona Avenue Tunnel, which is covered in some amazing bright colored graffiti. The graffiti made an awesome backdrop for the pictures. We changed into some more casual clothes and had a lot of fun making faces at the camera and just being silly.
Finally, we ended the day on the Jackson Street Bridge. This bridge has one of the best skyline views of downtown Atlanta (now made even more famous by it’s use in the opening credits of a certain zombie TV show filmed in Atlanta). I love that we were able to capture Atlanta in some of our photos, since it is the city we have lived in and grown together as a couple and the city where we are getting married.
Wedding Photography: Michelle Landreau from Morning Light by Michelle Landreau Photography | Location: Atlanta, Georgia | Bride’s Attire: Ruche “Peach Rose Dress” | Bride’s Shoes: J.Crew “Mona” | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew