October 5, 2019

Eleanor and Jeffery – Driftwood Beach Engagement

We are so excited to share our sunrise engagement session with Eleanor and Jeffery with you.  First of all, a major thank you to these two for driving all the way from Atlanta and for waking up BEFORE the sunrise to meet us at Driftwood Beach to catch the most beautiful colors.

The two of us can be a little overwhelming at 6:45 AM before a cup of coffee.  We show up smiling ear to ear,  eyes sparkling with excitement over with the possibility of a completely empty (read as: private) beach and the stunning sunrise colors.  You see, normally for us during a sunset session, we start slow and ease into the session because the best light is toward the end of a session.  It’s the complete opposite for a sunrise session.  We start off quick and work fast to catch all the colors as the sun rises over the ocean. And by the end, if they are not too sleepy, the best part about a sunrise session is the breakfast date after.

We think breakfast is the most romantic.

Jeffrey surprised Eleanor on a walk in a beautiful park in his new neighborhood on a sunny Saturday morning. He asked Eleanor to walk to breakfast and planned on proposing on a bridge in a local park but Eleanor was determined to keep walking forward before he could get her to stop.  But, when he did get her attention, he had all of it. She turned around to see he was holding a ring on one knee!  He pulled off the perfect surprise and she was thrilled!  Jeffery made sure it was the perfect moment by including Eleanor’s family making sure they were in town to celebrate and their friends surprised Eleanor that evening at a rooftop celebration!

So cheers to more mimosa’s and walks on the beltline holding hands.  Eleanor and Jeffery, we are so excited to be by your side documenting more of that celebration with your families and closest friends together with you!

Big hugs and lots of love,

Isaac and Amanda


P.S  As we approach the last 90 days of the year we start to look back and take a little time to reflect where we are.  At the beginning of October, we kick off our fall wedding season and are often are waking up early on a Saturday morning, packing up our camera gear into our Nissan Rouge (named Roy), and walking into a getting ready room to pop a little champagne with one of our brides.   Normally, it’s a wedding for a couple that just a few months earlier we popped a little champagne on East Beach or Driftwood Beach for their engagement session.  We build relationships celebrating all the milestones and in these moments, we discover how can we better serve our couples and document each and every love story in a unique way.

It wasn’t until after this very engagement session driving back over the Sidney Lanier bridge we realized how we were introduced to Eleanor.  Through a bride who we now call our friend that got married earlier this year.  We do not take for granted the honor and the privilege it is to document the celebration of marriage.  We LOVE to work with couples that are friends with couples we have worked with before. As we started to look at the couple we get to celebrate and serve in 2020 we realized something very important.  Almost every single bride was either a bridesmaid or attendee of a previous wedding.  We just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.  Thank you so much for believing in us and supporting our journey.  

If you enjoyed this Driftwood Beach engagement session you may also like Courtney and Joe’s Jekyll Island Engagement or Emily and Kyle’s Driftwood Beach Engagement.


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