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Mobile bay area wedding photographer

Katlin + Lee | Engaged


September 28, 2018

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A Mobile Botanical Gardens Engagement

Engagement week continues and I’ve decided two things after putting together this week’s posts. One, I definitely need to plan for an end-of-the-year furry friend post because my clients have the sweetest dogs ever! Two, I have missed doing engagement sessions during the slower summer season! There are certain months that are busy for weddings and certain months that are busy for engagement sessions. It’s a nice change of pace to switch back to engagement sessions for a bit (although wedding season is right around the corner so you’ll be seeing some bride and groom photos on the blog again real soon!).

Katlin and Lee grew up a mile from each other in Saraland, but didn’t know each other until after college when they were introduced to each other by mutual friends. Katlin told me when we first met that her dad cried when Lee asked him for her hand in marriage. The tears were not tears of sadness, but tears of JOY because he’d been praying for that day to come almost as soon as he first met Lee three years ago. He knew that Lee was the right man for his little girl from the very beginning. Isn’t that just the sweetest?!

When you meet Katlin and Lee you immediately feel like you’ve known them for years. After only a few minutes of chatting with them I could tell that they both have big hearts and lots of love for their family and friends. Since Katlin and Lee both share a love for the outdoors, we decided to do their engagement session in the Longleaf Pine Forest at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. The Mobile Botanical Gardens is one of my favorite places in Mobile. I even begin most days of the week with a hike through the Longleaf. It is such a beautiful and peaceful place and I thought it fit Katlin and Lee’s personalities perfectly.

The day of Katlin and Lee’s session I was once again expecting rain. Mobile always gets a lot of rain, but we have been in an extra rainy pattern around here lately! To my surprise, we had zero clouds and the most A-MAZ-ING light the day of this session! It was “pinch-me-I’m-in-photographer-heaven” light! Plus, I think we can all agree that these two look like they stepped out of a magazine. I am always saying I have the best brides, but I really have the best grooms too! Lee was such a good sport about wearing a suit for their second outfit on such a warm day. I know he was dying under all those layers, but it was SO worth it! His dapper suit photographed beautifully next to Katlin’s gorgeous creamy white dress.

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How adorable is Hondo??!!! He’s totally trying to steal the limelight here, don’t ya think?

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  1. Blakeley says:

    Love this girl!! Beautiful couple!

  2. Katlin says:

    Thank you Elizabeth for perfectly capturing this exciting time in our life together! You made being photographed both fun and easy. Lee and I will forever cherish these photos from our engagement session! We are so excited to have you as our photographer. Looking forward to our wedding day and all the fun that is yet to be had!!

  3. Michele says:

    What a beautiful couple ! Inside and out !

  4. Carole says:

    Beautiful couple, fabulous pictures!

  5. Karen says:

    These pictures are amazing. I love the way she’s captured you guys. Just beautiful❤️!

  6. Rusk says:

    Wow! Beautiful pictures! Your hair is just stunning… and Katlin, I love your dress!

  7. Nereyda says:

    Such beautiful couple!

  8. Alex says:

    My friends are so perfect! I am so thankful and blessed that we get to be a part of such a special day!

  9. Kathy English says:

    These pictures are absolutely amazing! My son and his fiancée are both gorgeous, the Lord provided a beautiful day with amazing light, and Elizabeth was able to capture love and happiness on their faces! Perfection!!

  10. Kathy English says:

    Good pictures bro

  11. Lee English says:

    Thank you so much for taking the pictures. They all look great.

  12. Granny Cooper says:

    I love all of the pictures, especially the close up ones! I can’t wait to you y’all get married!

  13. Christopher English says:

    Great pictures.

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