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Mobile Alabama Photographer – Brian and Whitney

Jul 9, 2021

Brian and Whitney’s engagement session in Mobile, Alabama gave this photographer all the warm fuzzies.

The couple met on a chance encounter in 2007 through mutual friends. Whitney recalls about that time that the two of them began their friendship incredibly open with each other. And though they went through a season of on-again-off-again, they stayed true to their friendship. Whitney says that through all of their time apart, they would spend hours on the phone together, constantly texting, always on the other’s mind.

And seven years later, they would get back together. Though the pair shared completely different views on Valentine’s Day––Whitney the hopeless romantic and Brian ever the realist on commercialized holiday––he asked her out to dinner and a movie.

“And we never looked back,” Whitney says. “To this day, our [dating] anniversary is his favorite overrated, commercialized holiday.”

They both admit the first thing they noticed about the other was how easy it was to be completely themselves. I absolutely adore when couples call themselves each other’s best friends. There is something so simple and pure about it!

I always ask my brides when they first knew they would be with their significant other. Whitney says that she knew all the way back in 2008! But Brian was well worth the wait, and Whitney began to realize that throughout that time apart, they were proving that they could go the distance. And so they have!

When Brian proposed, he took Whitney to Key West.

“We had dated for over six years at this point, and the day before we left, he made the comment that he really needed to sell some of his grills or smokers to save money for something special,” Whitney says. “Naturally I was disappointed and knew at that point that it wasn’t going to happen. He planned for us to go on a sunset sailboat cruise our second night there. He planned to ask me then. Minutes after the boat left shore, another man popped the question and ruined his moment!

“But it could not have happened more perfectly the next day. We were chilling in the hotel room all afternoon after an early morning jet ski tour and a lavish brunch. He asked me if I wanted to go sit on the bench outside by the water. While sitting on this bench, staring out into the beautiful water of Key West, I look over and he pulled the ring out of his pocket.”

Can’t you just see it? Just a quiet moment between the two of them. There’s nothing more perfect than that. And that reminds me so much of their engagement session. The pair decided to lay low and cook for one another at their AirBnb. He is the chef, and she is the baker, so he made the steaks, and she made the cupcakes!

And those cupcakes looked AMAZING. I almost had to make a stop at Flour Girls Bakery just to get my fix!

Their engagement session was so much fun, and this Mobile, Alabama photographer could not be more excited for their big day!

To see more engagement sessions, check out this one in Moss Point, MS!

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