September 10, 2010

Meet: Jill & Russ

She was a cheerleader for Florida. He was a football player for Auburn. And just like that, it could have been over. Because no self-respecting die-hard Florida girl would ever give an Auburn boy the time of day. Except that… it wasn’t over. Because lucky for her, this was one very charming Auburn boy. And rivalry or no rivalry, all football and loyalties aside…sooner or later charming wins out every time.

So these two went ahead and fell in love and now they are getting married, where they will no doubt live blissfully & happily ever after for the rest of their days.

Except for football season….when all bets are off. :)

Meet: Jill & Russ

Jill & Russ are getting married next March in Miami, which we will be flying down to shoot. So when it came time to do their “Get to Know You” shoot, they decided to come up to us. :) Since the vibe of their wedding will be “Black Tie BBQ,” they were looking for a location with a sophisticated garden feel. And we knew just the place: Eolia Mansion at Harkness, of course! We had the best time hanging out with them and talking football (Russ actually knows Pat White from playing him in high school, so as you can imagine we were BFF right from the start!), and then finishing up with an amazing dinner at The Place where we sat outside and ate lobster from an open fire. As you do.

J&R we absolutely cannot WAIT to see you guys again in Miami for the big day! And in the mean time if the Florida/Auburn rivarly gets too rough this Fall, y’know for the sake of the wedding and all you could just always agree to both root for WVU.

I’m just sayin. :)

So much love,

**Ok, just go ahead and brace yourselves. Because these two are BEEE-AUTIFUL!

This is one of my favorite sets of the day. Let’s just go ahead and come out swinging.

The light!!

LOOOOVE this one!

Jill you are FIERCE my friend! So gorgeous!

So…..there was this field of purple flowers. I know. Go ahead and hate us and our crazy good luck.


  1. Sindy

    Oh my! These are B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!! Especially the black and white ones! You guys have outdone yourselves!

  2. Tamara Cohen

    JM…sick stuff yet again…looking forward to having you guys down again – we will have some killer details with this one!

  3. MM

    Tamara you are AMAZING!! Thank you so much for all you do!! xoxox

  4. Betsy Jo

    These are stunning. And Harkness is one of our family’s favorite places in the WORLD. Where we spend our summer Saturdays, as often as possible. ‘Loved seeing it through your vision! Just beautiful.

  5. Christa

    Wow! I’m speechless…beautiful!

  6. jen

    the ones with the benches! I can’t stop singing "I am 16 going on 17…"

  7. Stephanie Ortega

    This is such a BEAUTIFUL and perfect group of engagement pictures!!! I LOVE them!!! WOW… I can’t say enough about how amazing these are!!! Thank you for posting them!!! WOW.

  8. Nichole

    We *love* Eolia Mansion. If we had our wedding there, we were going to have our pup as our flower girl ;) Great set – gorgeous!

  9. Jill and Russ

    J&M-we love the pics! It was totally worth getting in those weeds for the purple flower pictures….amazing! Can’t wait to see what the wedding pics look like. :) I already have friends asking about you guys!

  10. Spring

    Love the purple flowers, love the light and love her dress with the pockets!

  11. Emily Heizer Photography

    BEAUTIFUL images. Jill is a striking woman- I love her hair! THe whole site is beautiful but those purple flowers are the best!

  12. oneshotbeyond

    Photos are popping! Her hair is AMAZING! Very cute couple.

  13. feuza

    this is the kind of shoot I want to have every weekend, drooling

  14. Jil

    GAH – #125!! im crying (am i that unstable these days?) gorgeous!

  15. Dennis

    These are so great guys!

  16. corey

    J&M These are Sic the light is amazing beamin… I love it…

  17. Ashley Lea

    I absolutely love these photos! Gorgeous! I love the field of wild flowers- wish I could find one of those around here! :) Great work guys!

  18. Erica Velasco

    Loving the field shots.

  19. Christina Brosnan

    Gorge for sure!

  20. Jamie

    Just stunning… absolutely remarkable, like-a-BAM. Love them all.

  21. Kara Persons

    Ummm the purple flowers and her gorgeous hair… ahhhh enough said!

  22. Laura Gordon

    I LOVE every single one of these, fantastic job!!!

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