lori + eric: promised. a downtown memphis early americana engagement.

Eric first laid eyes on Lori when she interviewed him for an article she was writing. After that, he couldn’t forget her. He called a couple times, using the article as an excuse. Lori knew he was interested, but kept finding reasons not to go out with him. Work. Schedule. Conflict of interest. But the truth was that he was quiet, shy, and intelligent, and as such, not her usual type.

Then Lori got tired of the endless dating scene and her usual type. She began to look at Eric differently, and eventually agreed to finally go out with him. She decided he was exactly what she was looking for: quiet, shy, and intelligent. And the exact someone that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.

Lori and Eric decided that they wanted to go for a Harlem Renaissance / Early Americana feel for their engagement photos. Ed and I met them downtown, and they couldn’t have looked more perfect for the part!

Lori is a natural in front of the camera, and brought plenty of sass to the session!

Eric transforms into a completely different person when he laughs – and Lori knows just how to bring it out in him.

But they both do serious really well too…

Until the next time we’re laughing again! We really had a blast on this session.

Eric is going to make a fabulous husband. Not only did he yes honey Lori in all the appropriate spots, but he was excellent at following all my directions as well – and he brought out the best in Lori.

Eric happened to know about this little hidden cobblestone spot that reminded him and Lori of the time they spent in Rome. Yeah. Rome. Ed’s photo on the right.

All Lori’s accessories were perfection!

Eric, you make one handsome dude. Seriously.

I’ll end with this one of Lori and Eric doing what they do best – hanging out and making each other laugh.

Lori and Eric, thank you so much for spending an afternoon with us! We were honored to finally meet Eric (Ed and I have known Lori for quite some time), and we can’t wait for the wedding!

CLICK HERE to see more images from Lori’s and Eric’s early Americana engagement session. Here’s to ditching the usual type. And finding something you didn’t even know you were looking for. And Harlem Renaissance. Cheers!

  • Mandy
    Posted at 10:06h, 11 April


  • annabella charles
    Posted at 10:34h, 11 April

    omg. I am obsessed with this session!!!! Gorgeous

  • Jeffrey
    Posted at 10:56h, 11 April

    Congratulations, great couple!

  • Riqui Alleyne
    Posted at 11:12h, 11 April

    A stunning couple and equally beautiful photography!

  • Future Mrs. Robertson
    Posted at 11:35h, 11 April

    Thanks everyone! I am so freakin excited about how these turned out that I cannot stop starring and wondering is this me and my hun?? MEGA Thanks Amy and Ed!!

  • Erika Green
    Posted at 12:50h, 11 April

    Simply flawless! The first serious photo is my favorite.

  • Jonathan M. Ealy
    Posted at 12:55h, 11 April

    Wow! These are stunning! Congrats to you both!

  • Demarcus Bowser
    Posted at 13:46h, 11 April

    Amazing session! Everything is perfect – they look great, great loc/light/posing. You guys are awesome!

  • Nykesha Cole
    Posted at 14:00h, 11 April

    Elegant photos for a truly metropolitan couple… You all look fabulous!

  • Faith Ssebikindu
    Posted at 14:26h, 11 April

    Lori, you are gorgeous! Very creative idea and you will love working with Amy. My sister used her a couple of years ago for her wedding. Congratulations!

  • Kira Van Niel
    Posted at 14:48h, 11 April

    Looooove this photo shoot! Congrats Lori and Eric!

  • Dorian
    Posted at 18:07h, 11 April

    These pictures are absolutely amazing you two. Beautiful couple and many blessings for a wonderful life together. YAY for love! 🙂

  • Rita Lassiter
    Posted at 22:48h, 11 April

    I’ve known Lori for some time now and have never seen her shine and glow so brightly. Eric must be a great guy :-). Can’t wait for the nuptials. Here’s wishing the two of them nothing but a life of happiness and endless love.

  • Angela Campbell Turner
    Posted at 02:21h, 12 April

    Congratulations. What a blessing Eric that God has blessed you with your love! You are such a great guy and I can tell by the glow that you both have what many pray for. May your marriage be eminsely blessed!!

  • kim thomas
    Posted at 09:01h, 12 April

    Wow, these are so gorgeous! Lori has such a great spirit and it’s wonderful that she’s found someone that compliments her so. They truly are a wonderful couple and these photos capture it well!

  • Tunisa
    Posted at 16:40h, 12 April

    Oh my these photos are ahhhmazing! As a budding photographer and as if it were even possible I have fallen even deeper in love with photography just from looking at these photos. Beautiful couple, style and imagery. Magazine worthy!

  • Angela
    Posted at 08:05h, 17 April

    I’ve known Lori since she was a preteen (her parents and I attend the same church); and I have always admired her for her intelligence and “lady like attitude/demeanor”. The photos of her and Eric are absolutely beautiful; you can see the love they have for each other. I can’t wait until the nuptials. I’m wishing the two of them must love and happiness; may your marriage be tremendously blessed!

  • shannon
    Posted at 23:25h, 09 May

    beautiful shots, gorgeous couple, lovely styling!