Anyone who knows me knows I am slightly obsessed with coffee. It’s not rare for me to frequent the coffeeshops in town multiple times a week. Lauren is the manager at Grit coffee, where I spent a TON of time the last year. You could often find me working there or just stopping by for an iced latte, which meant the baristas became familiar faces. I would see Lauren every now and then but never officially met her. One day I was sprinkling some cinnamon in my coffee and I saw Lauren working on her computer at the bar.
We got to chatting and after sharing that I was a wedding photographer, I learned that she had recently gotten engaged to Luke, who also worked at the shop. That’s not how they met but I immediately loved that they got to work together at a coffeeshop. That just sounds like the beginning of a romance novel to me. Haha!!
When we started talking about her engagement and wedding, she told me she was still looking for a photographer and I shared my info with her. The rest is history. Haha. No but seriously, God is so good because working with Lauren and Luke ended up being one of the highlights of my year. Their love for each other and for God is the most beautiful and inspiring thing and to have been the one to capture that was an absolute honor.
My heart fills with so much joy when I look at these images. I just love these two! I could go on and on but I’ll leave you with their beautiful infectious smiles from their fall engagement shoot on the parkway!