Downtown Athens engagement shoot: Stephanie and John Hunter

I am so excited that I am finally sharing these photos! I got to spend a sunny, beautiful winter day in downtown Athens with new friends shooting their engagement photos. Doesn't get much better than that. 

To Stephanie and John Hunter: You two are the sweetest, silliest, most genuine couple, and spending time with you really made my weekend. I am praying for your wedding day, and I cannot wait for that day to come! It's going to be so much fun to see you two start your new life together, and I am privileged to document that beautiful day for you. 

So without anything further, here are Stephanie & John Hunter, the future Mr. and Mrs. Bowen! 

Nina & Joey -- Winter Park Florida wedding photographer

It is so crazy the way life works sometimes.

I met Nina way back in 1999, at Lakemont Elementary, and we graduated high school in the same class from Winter Park High.  If you had told my nine-year-old self that I would be spending the day with Nina Royal on her wedding day, I would have thought you were insane. I love how people easily come back into your life as if they never left! 

I am so glad that Nina has found her person. This was a day filled with love and happiness, and I am so excited to see what Nina and Joey do in their shared life ahead of them. They are a blast, and crazy in love. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Cheers: To Nina & Joey! XO!

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Happily ever after!


Joy & Will: Engaged!

One of the best parts of starting my new job earlier this year was making new friends. Also recent hire like myself, Will Fortanbary is a passionate, hilarious and brilliant motion graphics artist with a fire for Jesus. We became friends quickly, and he is constantly pushing me to be a better designer and person. This kid wants to change the world in a big way, and he'll tell you so. Several times a day. 

One thing I admire about Will is his love for his fiancee, Joy. He talks about Joy all the time. He doesn't just talk about her all the time. He knows she's way out of his league (and everyone's league, for that matter). Joy is pretty darn close to perfect, from her stunning good looks to her sweet heart and her really fun personality. They're both so awesome, and I was really pumped to spend the afternoon with them. We had a blast, and as you'll be able to tell from a few of the photos, these two are so fun and some of the biggest goofballs ever. 

I absolutely cannot wait to shoot their wedding this September! Will & Joy, you rock. So excited for you two, and I'm praying for ya as you get closer towards becoming Mr. and Mrs. Fortanbary!