Breanna and I met a few years ago when I hired her to design and brand my first official photography website. We hit it off pretty instantly and became friends during my design experience. She is responsible for this incredible site, as well, and my crazy awesome new logo and branding. Breanna is an incredible creative with exquisite taste and a killer style, and she writes an incredible column for freelance designers. Professional accolades aside, Breanna is also a beautiful soul. She is sweet, kind, honest, authentic, and has a sharp wit, though she most likely won’t admit it. She makes insanely delicious mac + cheese (which I’m still desperately waiting to sample) and every time we get together she tells me a little bit more about her love, Michael. That he takes great care of her. That he’s her favorite travel companion. That he is patient and something about his presence just makes her feel completely at ease being exactly herself. No facades. No strings. No masks. That he is truly, unequivocally, her best friend.
Bre and Michael met young and have already been together longer than most marriages seem to last these days. After spending an evening hiking with them and getting to know Michael myself, (and, okay, let’s face it, after having some pretty epic ice cream) I’m certain that they are perfect for each other. I’m even more confident that they’ve got what it takes to make it.
Here are a few of my favorite images from our evening together:
Bre + Michael – thank you for inviting me to document this chapter in your story. I cannot wait for your wedding! xo
You are the BEST and we had an absolutely wonderful time. I’m excited to look through the files closer and share with all our family. :) Hearts & Donuts forever.
OH PS. I don’t remember telling you about my mac & cheese, but I am happy to make it for you asap. Although I do think it will break many rules based on ingredients alone. Woops?
This is beautiful…..LOVING the lush greenery here!!! :)
Sarah | Safaris and Sunsets
Came over here from Breanna’s blog! What beautiful photos of a beautiful couple! Excited to follow along with her/your wedding snapshots of them, as well!
Stunning photos! I headed over her from Breanna’s blog & they look like such an adorable couple. My heart melted a little. Feel so honored to follow the journey of such incredible people.
Latrina | Of Trees & Hues
Athena, I am so happy to have found you from Breanna! Your work is simply stunning… I can not get over how gorgeous this ^ area is! The colors are beautiful. Seems like the cloudy rain clouds + wetness really added to the shoot. Love this, so much! You truly captured their love for one another. :)
You did an incredible job, Athena. These are beautiful photos!