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Alexandra & Michael – Wormsloe Engagement

I just love the natural light at Wormsloe. Its an amazing experience every time I do photography there. Alexandra and I emailed for a while before the couple selected Wormsloe Plantation as the location for their Engagement Portraits.  Michael is an officer and is stationed at a nearby military base and Savannah is the perfect little getaway location for this engaged couple who lives miles apart for the time being. Alexandra and Michael are perfect together and  it was amazing to meet them and to spend this session capturing their love.


Tell us about yourselves. We met when I was a Freshman and Michael was a Sophomore at St. John’s University. We were both at the local college bar, Traditions, anden I went up to Michael and said, “You’re cute!” The rest is history and we’ve now been together for more than 5 years.

I am originally from Troy, NY and I now live in Queens, NY. I work in Human Resources at a financial company in Manhattan. Michael is originally from West Islip, NY and he now lives in Savannah, GA. He is an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. What Hobbies do you enjoy together?  Michael and I don’t get to spend a lot of time together, since I live in New York and he lives in Georgia, but when we are together we like to drink margaritas, go mini-golfing, and catch up on Impractical Jokers, our favorite tv show.

Plans for wedding location? We are planning on getting married in 2018, when Michael is out of the Army. We’d like to get married in Saratoga, NY, which is near my hometown.

What made you select Wormsloe as the location for your Engagement session? Our Engagement Photographer, Nikki, recommended Wormsloe as one possible location for engagement portraits. When we saw pictures, we absolutely fell in love. Our favorite thing about the location was all the trees with the Spanish moss. It was a perfect day to take pictures and we left feeling so happy that we chose Wormsloe.   What do you like most about Savannah? How does it compare to other places that you have lived/visited? The thing I love most about Savannah are the trees with the Spanish moss. They are so beautiful to me and when I first visited, I fell in love, so we had to have the pictures taken at Wormsloe!

What is your favorite place/activity here?  We’ve visited Savannah quite a lot since Michael has moved there, so we have done many things around town. Our favorite thing to do is go on the haunted tours. We also love learning about all of Savannah’s history. After our engagement portraits, we went to our favorite restaurant, Tequila Town. Two of my friends came to Savannah with me that weekend, so they met us there along with Michael’s roommates. It was a great last day in Savannah. It is one of our favorite places to dine in Savannah. Michael and I also really enjoy Savannah’s open container policy. Its very different from New York!

Favorite local places to dine or shop? We also love Clary’s Café for breakfast. That weekend we also went on a haunted pub crawl with our friends. Michael and I have done one before, so it was really fun to bring our friends this time!