It could have been the red dress, or it might have been the good-looking khaki suit. Maybe it was the two photographers snapping away at the beautiful couple strolling hand in hand in Times Square. Either way, it was obvious to everyone around that Ali and Nathan were special. As Nathan spun his beautiful fiancé into a dip kiss, a man standing by approached the couple and ask with excitement in his voice, “Are you on The Bachelor?!”
Ali and Nathan may not have gone on national television to find love, but their story is just as romantic. Nathan met Ali when he was a sophomore in high school. Right away, he knew she was someone he wanted to get to know better. Besides being beautiful, Ali was smart, confident, and an amazing tennis player. Nathan quickly caught Ali’s eye as well. As a football player and a total gentleman, Nathan was every girl's dream guy. It was the summer before senior year when they started dating. Both were available, and Nathan took a chance and asked Ali out to dinner and a movie. As you can probably guess, Ali accepted and so began their love story.
Ali and Nathan grew to be very close. When the time came for college, Nathan chose to attend East Tennessee State University, while Ali accepted a tennis scholarship to Georgia Southern University, seven hours away. It takes complete dedication, trust, and a lot of communication to make a long distance relationship work for four years. Through many trips back and forth from Tennessee to Georgia, and an unlimited text-messaging plan, Ali and Nathan fell deeper in love and established a relationship based on true understanding and respect for one another. They are planning on tying the knot next June and I couldn’t be happier for them!
I am so excited to present the second installment of Ali and Nathan’s engagement session, “City Chic”! I love the outfits the couple chose, especially for this location. Here is a closer look into our time in Times Square.
|The spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly.|
|We made sure to arrive to Times Square early, when we knew the light would be good and the crowds would be small.|
|I loved the way these cute red tables complimented Ali's dress.|
|This was the moment right before Ali and Nathan were mistaken for the newest Bachelor couple. Looking at these two, it is easy to understand why this assumption was made.|
|Ooh la la! Thanks to my second shooter Mekina Saylor for capturing this steamy shot.|
|Being in a long distance relationship for four years, Ali and Nathan are very comfortable communicating by telephone.|
|"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." -1 Corinthians 13:13|
|I was absolutely in love with Ali's chic Nine West heels.|