When Allie Raymond and Jason Frank first met at a community happy hour, Allie was mesmerized by Jason's smile. "I just remember his smile being so contagious, leading to my cheeks hurting the rest of the night. Little did we know where this would lead us in three years!" shares the bride-to-be, who will be saying "I do" on July 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
On the couple's annual fall trip to their favorite pumpkin patch, Jason surprised his beloved with a proposal. As Allie looked around for the perfect pumpkin, she noticed Jason was nowhere to be found. Then, she turned around and saw him standing with his arms out towards her. He told Allie he had found the "perfect one" as he got down on one knee and presented her with a stunning engagement ring. "I couldn't believe that the man of my dreams had just asked me to build a life with him. [It] was the most perfect day ever," reminisces Allie.
When selecting locations for their engagement session, the pair chose places that had a special meaning to them and helped build the memories throughout their relationship – including Atlantic Station and Centennial Park. However, the most memorable moment for the bride was the photo shoot at Waffle House. "Reliving our 'late nights' at Waffle House during our session was one of the many highlights of the day. On our wedding day, we're even bringing in the Waffle House food truck for some late-night fun!"
The couple loved working with their photographer, who successfully captured their playful personalities on film. "Our engagement session was just plain ole fun! Genya truly brought this out, capturing such incredible moments for us," shares Allie. "There [was] no posing and positioning... Her way of photographing is just so natural." Take a look at some of this fun-loving couple's engagement photos below:
Photos by Vue Photography; Bride's Attire by Dress Up (white blouse), The Frye Company (short tan boots), Gap (scarf), Jack (vest), Joe's Jeans, Kendra Scott (earrings), Piko (black sweater), Sam Edelman (riding boots), Theyskens' Theory (black boots); Engagement Ring by Michael M. for Solomon Brothers; Groom's Attire by Allen Solly (cashmere sweater), Hugo Boss (jeans), Magnani (boots), Martin Dingman Countrywear (belt); Locations: Atlantic Station, Centennial Park, and Waffle House
For more engagement photo sessions, take a look at Tone It Up trainer and co-founder Katrina Hodgson's Malibu engagement shoot, bridal designer Sabrina Dahan's engagement session in Paris, and these charming shoots on the East Coast and at Joshua Tree National Park. Planning your own engagement shoot? Learn what you need to know before your engagement photos are taken and more on our Expert Advice pages.