February 22, 2018
Matt and Alecia’s Boca Grande engagement session was a weekend we had been looking forward to for months! One day I received an email from Alecia with a “crazy idea” – which was far from crazy. Alecia had spent many summers on Boca Grande and Useppa (a small island off the west coast of Florida) and loved the location for its sweet charm, history, and gorgeous banyan trees. Those streets hold a special place in her heart and had become her little slice of heaven. When she tossed out the idea of taking her and Matt’s engagement photos on Boca Grande it was a done deal! Thomas and I love exploring and being inspired by new locations!
Alecia had thoughtfully sent me photos of their outfits (which were on point, if I might add!) and we were packed up and ready to go. The weather was gorgeous for the day of their engagement photos and the light was just perfect for film!
I loved that we didn’t really have a plan for this session – it was just an adventure. Alecia had a few spots in mind, but beyond that, we followed the light and found the most charming allies and nooks. These two filled us with so much energy! They could not be more perfect for each other! The way that they look at each other melts my heart, and they’ve got the most beautiful smiles! Throughout their session they laughed at each other and we all had the best time. They even snapped a photo of us for our own memories.
Alecia and Matt met at FSU shortly after they started college. They were set up on a blind date, and I think we can all be thankful for their friends bringing them together – clearly they knew what they were doing! Matt proposed to Alecia on his birthday when they were out for dinner. Alecia was under the impression that she had planned the whole evening to be a celebration for Matt, when in reality, it was a celebration for both of them!
Matt and Alecia, your engagement session was worth the wait! Our day on Boca Grande could not have been perfect. Thank you for sharing that beautiful island with us (umm, and for paying the bridge toll!!). To say that we are excited for your wedding in April would be an understatement! We feel so fortunate that Jennifer connected us with you two! Counting down the days! Hugs!