There were fireworks in the air when Brittany met Jonathan during 4th of July weekend in 2007, from the moment they met she felt a connection. He caught her eye as he was manning the grill at a friends cookout and when they were introduced their were immediate sparks. When the weekend festivities were over she went back to the University of Georgia, but they kept in contact and remained friends. Two years after they reconnected and began dating he proposed last spring in front of their family and friends. For their photo shoot they decided to go back to her university for a nostalgic trip down memory lane with Fotos by Fola, which featured scenes of the beach and downtown Athens.
How They Met
Jonathan and I met Fourth of July weekend in Albany, Georgia in 2007. Our love story was 7 years in the making and worth every moment. At the time I was completing my undergraduate studies at The University of Georgia, in need of a weekend getaway for the holiday; I traveled to Albany, Georgia with my girlfriends to let loose and spend time with my family and friends. We first saw each other at a cookout, Jonathan was working the grill and was just too cute! Seriously…He immediately captured my attention! It was there when my friends from Albany State University introduced us we immediately hit it off and had a GREAT time. I loved his southern charm, he was such a gentleman and showed me that chivalry is still alive and well! We went to see fireworks together. Jonathan was incredibly handsome, kind, smart, and funny, I sincerely saw how genuine his heart was. He is truly a man after God’s own heart and I remember looking at him and thinking, “Wow, God showed out when he made you.” Little did I know he felt the same way about me! Little did we both know that God’s blueprint for our lives would lead us back to each other. God can truly dream a bigger dream for you… and for us, God’s plan was far beyond anything we both could have ever imagined! (Jeremiah 29:11). After our introduction, we became great friends and checked on each other often as we embarked down separate paths. In the summer of 2011, we reconnected and became a couple.
In the spring of 2013, Jonathan asked me to be is wife over Sunday dinner in front of family and friends. After serenading me as only he can, Jonathan got down on one knee and presented me with a jewelry box with a gorgeous ring inside! I ecstatically accepted, this was hands down one of the best days of our lives. We truly see God’s hand in it all!
The Engagement Session
We chose to take a stroll back down memory lane for our engagement shoot! We met while we both were in college, so we thought it would be romantic to travel back to where our love story began. We traveled to Athens, Georgia, the Classic City, which is home to the greatest university in the world..The University of Georgia. We spent time relaxing at the beach, sightseeing, and enjoying the night life of the city, the engagement session truly captured the essence of who we are: loving, passionate, and adventurous!
Looking Forward to the Wedding
We are looking forward to committing ourselves to each other and becoming one flesh in holy matrimony before God. We are also looking forward to sharing our love and big day with all of our family and friends, this means so much to us.
Photography: Fotos by Fola