SHANNON + BEN | BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS ENGAGEMENT SESSION | WALDEN POND | ATLANTA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | MADALYNN YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

This was the session of a lifetime. I have known these two for quite some time and have gotten to watch their love grow and grow, even through the distance. With Shannon in Dallas, Ben in Boston, and me in Atlanta. we weren't sure how we were going to plan an engagement session. Luckily, it just so happened that one weekend in Boston worked perfectly for us all. We woke up before the sun and headed out to Walden Pond. What a DREAM. I am stilly giddy about this haha. I have always loved Thoreau and still can't believe this was real life. As the sun was rising, we came upon an incredible garden in full bloom. It was overflowing with the most outrageous flowers that accented the fall colors of New England perfectly. We were in disbelief at the beauty and our luck. We then headed over to the shores of Walden where early risers were swimming laps across the waters or setting up for a Sunday morning on the beachy shores. Like I said, a real life dream. Thank you to Ben and Shannon for having me up to Boston and for being down to explore some beautiful places together! 

 

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” 
― Henry David ThoreauWalden

THE SORRELLS | WEDDING SNEAK PEEK | BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA | ATLANTA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | MADALYNN YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

She is Peace and he is Truth. He is Steadfast and she is Beauty. She is Grace and he is Mercy. Together they exude so many attributes of God, and display the goodness of love and marriage that He intends. This day was filled with deep communion with Jesus and with family + friends. I was so honored to get to celebrate every moment with Will and SC! Here’s to the most beautiful marriage. 

Hair + Make Up: Danielle Ivy Chiepalich

Venue: Redeemer Community Church + Bridge Street Gallery and Loft

Dress: Heidi Elnora 

THE WICKS | WEDDING SNEAK PEEK | TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA | ATLANTA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | MADALYNN YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

Lauren and Price's weekend was absolutely incredible. Their deep investment in family and friendship was so evident and it was easy to see that Jesus was at the center of it all. These two have such a sweet love and I know they will laugh a lot, love so deep, and do amazing things in Jesus name as husband and wife. Congrats you cuties! 

VENUE: North River Yacht Club

FLOWERS: Connie Taylor Creative

DRESS: Hayley Paige

SHOES: BHLDN

ALEX + MATT | TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA WEDDING | ATLANTA WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER | MADALYNN YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

So many weeks editing this wedding film and I still cry. Words cannot describe what an honor it was to document this day! Every moment was so full of peace and intention. Alex and Matt are two friends I have seen embody Romans 12 unlike any other: 

Let love be genuine. Hate what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 

It was such a treat to witness the beauty of their family and friends who have been with them through it all. So much Heaven, so much joy.  These two are already moving mountains as husband and wife and will continue to step with boldness into all that God has for them! We loveeeee the Kirkpatricks! <3

LAUREN + PRICE | TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA ENGAGEMENT | ATLANTA + BIRMINGHAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | MADALYNN YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

I had the best Sunday afternoon session with Lauren and Price this month. We headed out to Price's family farm, and the land is absolutely beautiful. As soon as we pulled up I spotted a perfect field of yellow flowers and another with tall, golden grass (the photographer's dream). Also, Lauren and Price are absolutely precious so it's obvious that I was feelin real blessed:) After we spent some time in the fields we headed to a creek back in the forest that Price knew of. It was so sweet to see how special this place is to Lauren and Price and how they can't wait to spend the rest of their lives making memories together:) congrats you cuties, August can't come soon enough!