Y’ALL. When Leann and Daniel told us that they wanted to begin their engagement session inside Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, I felt like I had been invited a party at the White House! Anybody who lives in the South and loves football knows this is a big, BIG DEAL! Jonathan & I felt so honored that these two amazingly kind, loving, beautiful people chose us to help them celebrate their engagement.
Can I be honest? Despite being born and raised in the South, what I know about football can fit inside a Solo cup! Sad, right? But when Jonathan & I walked inside the locker room, I almost died. I was so tempted to take a selfie, but – PROFESSIONALISM, y’all. Jonathan DID sneak a few photos to some of our Alabama fan friends, though…
We had the BEST time with Leann and Daniel! They are “sweet to the bone,” as my Mamaw used to say. We bonded over the subjects of hunting – Leann and Daniel both love to spend time in the woods.
Daniel is the coolest guy. Like thousands of young people in the South, he grew up watching Alabama football and cheering on the Crimson Tide, but there’s an amazing thing about this guy: he knows how to chase his dreams. He worked hard and didn’t give up, and in 2012 he was a part of Bama’s win over Notre Dame in Miami. With the ring to prove it!
But there’s another ring that I am pretty sure Daniel is just as proud of – the ring he gave to his beautiful sweetheart. Daniel told us that when he and Leann first met, he KNEW he wanted to see more of this gorgeous, smart, fun-loving young woman. However, Leann wasn’t quite sure yet about this handsome football player. But as I’ve already mentioned, Daniel knows how to not give up on a dream, and before long he had won Leann’s heart… and given her a ring of her own.
As the evening light grew soft and golden, we ended Leann and Daniel’s romantic session with a few photographs at historic Capitol Park.
Leann and Daniel, we LOVED being a part of your sweet love story! Every moment with y’all was so relaxed and fun. We can’t wait to share the beautiful moments from your amazing wedding!