Cat and John’s Fun Engagement Session

by | Bride, Engagements


Cat and John

Injecting some colour into our Saturdays with this gorgeous Atlanta engagement shoot from photographer Esther Ju Lee Photography.

John tells the tale of how he met his bride to be. “We actually met through a mutual friend.  I went to go visit some friends up in Knoxville where she was currently working.  We went to tour the city, eat some food, go ice skating (she to this day blames me for making her fall), and of course to finish the night off with some karaoke.  I remember thinking her very cute and sweet and she of course thought I was dashing, handsome, and sophisticated beyond all measure (not really – but at least she thought I was cute!).

Our paths would cross again several months later when she got a new job with a graphic design company in Atlanta!  We started spending time together after work and I think anyone that has been able to spend time with Cat immediately begins to see what an amazing person she truly is.  After some time we finally went on our first date to that wondrous purveyor of delectable meats, Arby’s.  Then as they say, the rest is history.

I tied the ring to the bookmark of her bible on the verse Ephesians 5:22-33.  The verse talks about how the husband should love their wives unconditionally, to keep her holy and radiant, to love her as part of your own body.  That wives should respect and cherish their husbands.  The verse also talks about how we’ll separate from our parents and begin a new life together as husband and wife, united together as one to begin our new family.  And while I had a nice speech and things I wanted to say, all I could really muster out was “will you marry me” but thankfully she said yes!  Afterward, we went out to eat some wonderful Crème Brulee!

We took our photos in Downtown Norcross and the surrounding park.  Esther and Jacob were wonderful in setting up our pictures in the area.  I will say though that the fellas definitely had more fun while taking their set of pictures.  I don’t think there will be many pictures where we aren’t laughing.  I love a lot of the pictures because there are so many personal touches from DIY projects in our wedding.  Giant round balloons?  Check.  Handmade boutonnieres?  Check.  Astroboy to save the day? (our cake topper)  Check.  And for you guys out there, I did get some advice on the pictures, make sure you cry pretty.  When your bride comes down that aisle, it sure is a magical moment.  “Cry pretty, fellas.”

Photos by Esther Ju Lee Photography


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  • Madison says:
    June 26, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Really great lighting, the bubblegum shots are too cute!

  • Esther JuLee says:
    June 26, 2011 at 2:39 am

    thanks you so much for featuring cat & john’s engagement session, ms. polka!! 🙂

  • Nicky @ JAF Gifts says:
    June 28, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Sweet and simple. Those pretty balloons are so nice, and the bubble gum shots are adorable! What a lovely couple.



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