Monday, July 25, 2011


It was June, right before senior year of high school.  The summer was hot in Tennessee, but it was a sweet one for Ali and Nathan.  Under the warmth of the summer sun, Ali and Nathan fell in love. 

Graduation day came and went, and in the fall, Ali moved to Statesboro, GA to attend Georgia Southern University on a tennis scholarship, while Nathan pursued Exercise Science at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.  Separated by seven hours, Ali and Nathan began their long distance relationship.   

Four years later, on Easter weekend, Nathan got down on one knee and asked Ali to marry him. These high school sweethearts are planning on tying the knot next June, and they couldn’t be happier.    

I am so excited to share this sneak peek engagement session with you, not only because Ali and Nathan are a gorgeous couple, but because they are family!  That’s right, Nathan is my future brother in law and Ali is my beautiful sister and my best friend.  I love these two more than I could ever explain and I am so honored to have photographed their engagement session this weekend. 

I am going to warn you that this sneak peek is MASSIVE, but I just couldn’t help myself! Be on the look out for more of Ali and Nathan’s fabulous NYC engagement session later this week, the best is yet to come!

We started shooting in the alleyways of 6:00 a.m.!
I just LOVE the old stone on Collister Street.

You two look like you are ready to conquer the world!
Ali and Nathan made even the simplest locations look amazing.  This was taken in a phone booth we found on 6th Avenue.
I am obsessed with this angle captured by my incredibly talented second shooter, Mekina Saylor.

Ali and Nathan made a quick change before we headed to Central Park.  Ali, I am just going to say what everyone is look like an angel!  
The weather was extremely hot, so we stopped for some ice cream to cool off.

After a long morning of walking through the city, Ali and Nathan enjoyed some time to themselves on a relaxing boat ride in Central Park.  

Straight out of The Notebook!  You guys could totally be Noah and Allie in this picture.  

I will end this sneak peek on a sweet note. Ali and Nathan, you are so perfect together.  Your love story has been a fairy tale and I can't wait to see what will happen next!


  1. this is AMAZING Amy! I love all the pics, they are so perfect together :)

  2. Amy, they look amazing. Absolutly wonderful job! I am so happy for them. I can remember you taking pictures with your polariod camera! I am so happy you have decided to do it professionally.

  3. Beautiful pics with a beautiful couple!!! Love you both!

  4. Beautiful, Just beautiful ...You truly have a talent that makes pictures come alive...Amy keep up the good work...Nathan & Ali just always!

  5. Yay!!! I'm counting down the moments until our next shoot! :) Love you ames, these are all sooo wonderful!