The first city of the Making Things Happen Spring Tour was North Carolina, which gave me the awesome opportunity to shoot Ms. Emily Ayer‘s, the Art Director at Southern Weddings, engagement session. Emily is getting married this September and is blogging all the amazing plans & details on her adorable blog :: Em for Marvelous. Seriously folks, this girl is a gem. She is so hard working and just so warm and inviting. I squealed a couple of times after the first couple of images uploaded to the computer. The images were jam packed with the joy her and John have. They are completely smitten with each other and were such a treat to photograph.  We had way too much fun hanging out at the North Carolina Art Museum  snuggling in the long grass(sans me of course), walking in the forest and enjoying ice cream (or me watching them enjoy ice cream, dang you dairy allergy).

Read up on Emily’s post at Southern Weddings on her engagements and all her advice ::

Then also get on over to her blog to see her favorites and the funny/running/happy image ::


  1. Liz

    I love all these, but have to say the one with Emily’s ring as the focus is beautiful. I love the focal length you have given it!

  2. Em

    Yay for Gina!! We couldn’t be happier with our photos!

  3. Victoria Derrick

    Oh me, oh my! It’s so hard to pick a favorite! Now I’m craving ice cream and sunshine! Congrats to Emily & John!

  4. Kylee

    Red shorts! awesome. love their joy!

  5. beka

    these turned out so beautifully, G! you did a fabulous job!!! (and emily, you are such a beauty! so much joy!)

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