Couple celebrates their love in romantic glam engagement session!
Set in the beautiful Saint Hotel in New Orleans, Amina and Joel’s romantic engagement session has chic details, sexy outfit changes, and lots of love.
The couple’s undeniable chemistry was captured by the talented photographer, Christopher Palmer. With changing backdrops and pops of blue, red, and gold, this fun engagement shoot is sure to inspire your own photo-session!
For more on Amina and Joel’s love story and their romantic glam engagement session, keep reading below!
- Couple: Amina Ajala and Joel Burnett
- Occupations: Nurse Practitioner and Independent Contractor
- Location of Engagement shoot: The Saint Hotel in New Orleans
- Date of Engagement shoot: January 24, 2021
- Theme of Engagement session: Romantic Glam
- Photographer: Christopher Palmer
- Set Wedding Date: August 7, 2021
- Wedding location: The Old State Capital
How they met…
This lovely couple’s story began after meeting at a mutual friends birthday party.
Amina gave Joel the best birthday present of all when she said yes to his proposal on his birthday on May 28th of 2020!
After friends and family drove by to wish him a happy birthday, Joel decided to give a speech. So, everyone parked their cars and stood in the couples front yard (social distanced) listening to his thank you speech. At the end of thanking everyone, he dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him!
Moment they knew they were “the one”…
Amina and Joel knew they “were each other’s “one’s” early on” in their relationship.
Amina reflects on those beginning phases with lots of love and gratitude. She says: “When you meet a partner that constantly strived to be the best they can be for their significant other… that’s a great recipe for a great relationship.”
She adds: “We are so blessed because we are that partner for one another.”
The first date…
They kept their first date sweet and simple with dinner and a movie — and they still love going together today!
Amina says: “Our favorite thing to do as a couple is going to the movies.”
Wedding planning experience…
Planning their wedding during a pandemic hasn’t been easy.
Amina admits: “So far wedding planning has been slightly stressful due to the COVID impact.”
Nonetheless, she adds it’s been “…exceptionally exciting as well!”
What they’re looking forward to most on their wedding day…
Amina and Joel “…are both looking forward to committing [themselves] to one another in the presence of God and [their] loved ones.”
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- Photographer: Christopher Palmer Photography @cpalmerphotos