Yesterday, I drove down to Gainesville, Florida to meet Desiree and her fiance Stephen. Desiree and I have been chatting via e-mail for what seems like months, and it was so nice to finally put a face with her words.
We first decided to meet at Atlanta Bread Company for some breakfast and chit chat about wedding details. After that, we headed to the Thomas Center for their engagement session.
The Thomas Center, from the photos I found prior to the session on the internet, is like a little oasis among the hustle and bustle of Gainesville that surrounds it. With a garden area and walking path with a fountain, to a big arbor on the corner of the property, there were plenty of photo opportunities for us! And, on top of it being the location for their engagement session, Desiree and Stephen are hosting their wedding reception here too! (I've already begun plotting the spots we'll take pictures at on their Big Day!)
First we went over the to arbor. We figured we'd go far out, and then work our way back to the main building.
Next, we spotted this HUGE tree in the lawn area.
This is over by the fountain. We would have taken some fun images, but we didn't want to catch any illnesses. :) We opted for a nice bench.
Isn't Desiree pretty? I can't wait to see her in her dress. From what she describes, it'll be gorgeous!
Stephen isn't bad himself! They're such a cute couple!
We ended up walking around the building, and checking out some of the tiny nooks. I love this shot... you can tell how much Stephen has the hots for Desiree, and how happy she is because of it!
Desiree and Stephen... thank you so much for meeting me yesterday! I can't wait until July!!