engaged // mandy & jacob // huntersville, nc

"the first time i saw you, my heart fell. 
the second time i saw you, my heart fell.
the third time fourth time fifth time and every time since, my heart has fallen."
-james frey, a million little pieces.

the moment i met mandy and jacob, i knew they were the real deal.

they're adorable, warm, and totally in love with each other in a quiet, understanding way. they're not loud about it, but it's in the little things. the way he smiles at her, the way she leans into him to protect her without even realizing it. they're beautiful people, inside and out.

they invited me up to their house on lake norman to do some shots where they feel most at home: on the lake! we hopped in their boat and drove to a little island where they take their two chocolate labs all the time. it was absolutely gorgeous, so peaceful, and i couldn't have imagined a more relaxed or perfect spot to do their engagement session. we had the best light and i forgot how awesome the feeling of cold water and cold sand can feel on a summer day. 

i cannot wait for their wedding day in less than a month! knowing what i know of them and the details for the day, it'll be stunning and overflowing with love!