There are quite a few ways my clients find me to shoot special moments in their lives. Often, word of mouth and social media are the usual means to finding me. However, sometimes I’d like to think fate contributes to some of my bookings. Megan and Shane are one couple that I truly believe fate played a part in to capture their love story.
Shane went to school with my husband, and I have known him for about 7 years now. I met Megan last year when I was a second shooter at a wedding for mutual friends. At the wedding, Shane told me that he was going to get down on one knee in just a few months. True to his word, he popped the big question and they immediately hired me as their wedding photographer! Honestly, if I had not been a second shooter at that wedding, I would have likely never met Megan. Chances are, they would have chosen a different photographer. However, fate put me right where I was meant to be at that beautiful wedding last year.
Megan and Shane’s love story began in 2019. They met through mutual friends and enjoyed their first date eating Hardees and watching The Office. Shane describes Megan as the female version of himself! They love to get on their PCs and simply find peace being in each others presence. On December 24, 2021, Shane brought Megan out to her Dad’s barn where she dreamt of having her wedding one day. There, he shut the beautiful red barn door and asked her to marry him. Just over one year later, on January 21, 2023, their wedding took place right in that same spot.
For their engagement pictures, we were determined to find a new spot away from Megan’s private estate. On what seemed like the hottest day of the year, we set out to Camp Milton Historic Preserve to capture their once-in-a-lifetime engagement pictures! Because of the heat, we were all sweating buckets. Despite, we ended up with some beautiful pictures I am eager to share with you below!
I am SO happy that you are here! If you are new here, I am Wedding and Portrait photographer based out of Jacksonville, Florida. I love documenting love stories and here you will find lots of them while also coming across portrait sessions and wedding tips. So please, sit back, kick your feet up, and stay a while!