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Giselle & Matt’s Engagement Portraits at Wormsloe Plantation Savannah, GA

It rained the day before Giselle & Matt’s Session and it was supposed to rain the entire day of their portrait session. On the morning of the session,  we agreed to chance it and met anyways because Giselle was scheduled to fly back home to Chicago the next day. Sometimes the weather isn’t perfect and may not cooperate the the day of a session but I don’t mind  a bit of rain as long as my clients are comfortable with it. I’m so happy they were, because the rain was very minor and I just love how the photos turned out for this session! The couple was just happy to enjoy the day together, rain or shine.  I know these photos will be a wonderful reminder of time well spent in Savannah.

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About Us: Matt is from a small town: Towanda, Pennsylvania. I grew up on right outside of Chicago; in Cicero, Illinois. We met through a dating website. Two different sites somehow connected us. We started emailing back and forth and before my trip to London, we exchanged numbers and began talking. We had a few Skype dates before officially meeting 4 months after connecting online. While home on leave, Matt and I took a trip up to Pennsylvania to visit his family. We both love going to wine tastings! So we decided to go to the wineries on Seneca Lake…while there we noticed that a lot of the wineries had restricted access. This didn’t bother me, but it bothered Matt because he had planned to propose in an area that was marked restricted. We finished up our trip and headed back to Chicago. A few days later it was Christmas morning. As we exchanged gifts, he handed me a small box. I opened it and there was the prettiest diamond ring sitting inside. Shocked, I looked over at him and he asked me to spend the rest of my life with him (of course I said Yes!). I couldn’t have asked for a better proposal! If you would have asked me a few years ago what I would have pictured as far as being engaged, I would not have said living in two separate states! With Matt being active military in Georgia and me having my teaching career in Chicago, we rely on technology to keep in contact. We only get to see each other twice a year, which makes those times extra special to us. Not being able to see him on a daily basis is extremely hard. We miss each other a great deal… which makes us love each other that much more. His recent deployment made me realize just how lucky I am to have found such an amazing, caring, and protective man.

How did you select Wormsloe as a location for your engagement session? We both chose Wormsloe because it seemed like it would be a nice quiet place. Neither of us like big crowds! We also saw pictures and loved the tree lined street and how the trees seemed to provide a sense of privacy and secrecy… Since Matt left for his deployment a few weeks after we were engaged, we were not able to have engagement pictures taken. Matt and I decided that since I had a week off for Spring Break, I should spend it in Georgia. I had the idea to have pictures taken while I was there. We were hoping for clear weather… of course that meant pouring rain. I was really nervous that our session would have to be cancelled! Luckily, Nikki suggested we try and we gladly agreed! The rain held off long enough to get our session done and I really think the overall weather was a reflection of what we have been through as a couple. To us, the overall weather was perfect… not too sunny and not too cloudy!

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