Memphis Beale Street Engagement | Danielle + Will

When I first met Danielle a few months ago, she showed up for our meeting in the cutest summer dress and a big, floppy hat. I knew right then that I loved her! She was initially wanting just an engagement session, but the more I talked to her and Will, the more I knew that we had to shoot their wedding too! I quickly learned that not only were they the cutest couple ever, but, like us, they love to laugh and have fun! Lucky for us, they agreed, and we can’t wait to shoot their wedding next year in Arkansas. In the meantime, we had a great time together at their engagement session! Keep reading to see this fun Beale Street engagement and the photos with their precious puppy!

Danielle and Will met during orientation in law school in Nashville. It took him 3 weeks to ask her out, but then they had 3 dates in one week! They must have known they wanted to be together forever, even if they denied it to themselves. While they both thought that they didn’t want to “date” (and told each other so), they never dated anyone else. They’ve been together ever since!

Later, Will got to his knee in Jackson Square during a trip to New Orleans and asked her to be his wife, and she happily agreed (funny story – there happened to be a photographer hiding in the bushes to photograph another proposal, and she took photos of their proposal while she waited! How great that they have photos of that special moment)!

They will wed next summer and return to Memphis to live, where they already have jobs waiting for them. Their lives right now pretty much looks like this: bar exam –> wedding –> new lawyer jobs! Since they will start their new lives together here in Memphis, we wanted to capture their engagement in the city where they will live. They used to live downtown, so we stuck to that area. Will’s brother even met us with their puppy Ripley so that we could include the whole family in some shots!

 

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We had so much fun with these two! I don’t think we ever stopped laughing. I love them for that!

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This shot is just so Memphis!

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The lady in the background got a kick out of Danielle and Will dancing in the middle of Beale Street. So fun!

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You can’t dance without a dip!

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We modeled this shot after the poster for one of their favorite movies, Punch-Drunk Love. I love how it turned out! Pretty close, don’t you think?

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After we warmed up for a bit and had fun taking shots on Beale Street, Will’s brother met us downtown with their super cute puppy, Ripley! While it looks like she was very well-behaved for the camera, we had to really work hard for these shots! Turns out I not only frighten flower girls, but small dogs as well! haha

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Haha! I love this one!

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We stepped inside Ernestine and Hazel’s for a few shots in their favorite downtown juke joint. Is it very un-Memphian of me if I admit that this was my first time inside the bar??

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After a change of clothes, we stepped onto the rooftop of the apartment building they used to share in downtown Memphis. It has a fabulous view of the river that was perfect for sunset!

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I could never get tired of rooftops!

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Danielle and Will, thank you so much for spending an evening with us! We loved meeting Ripley (thank you Andrew)! The wedding is going to be amazing, and we’re over-the-moon excited to be a part of it!

Cheers!

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5 Comments
  • Kristen
    Posted at 17:50h, 04 December

    These are phenomenal! Great job capturing a great couple!

  • Chris
    Posted at 17:51h, 04 December

    Who knew Ripley was a dog model? Love the pictures she’s in.

  • Nicole
    Posted at 15:19h, 05 December

    You truly captured Will & Danielle’s personalities in these pictures! Beautiful!

  • Caroline Wilhite
    Posted at 12:58h, 20 October

    Nice work! You really captured their personalities and affection beautifully.

    • Amy
      Posted at 13:02h, 20 October

      Thank you, Caroline!