Meredith+Troy {engaged}

If you are able to, surround yourself with people who believe in you and aren’t afraid to tell you so.

Meredith and Troy are two of those people for me.  Fabulous people.  So of course I met them at the office.

And they met each other at the office.  They’re both clever and creative, never hold back on a good joke (or a bad one for that matter).  They are sincere and honest – good folks to the core.  And encouraging – so encouraging and supportive of their friends and family – these two make the Spartan cheerleaders look uncommitted.  I adored seeing them everyday.

However, there were times when I felt like I had walked into something.  A moment that was theirs, only to be interrupted by some twit announcing the coffee was ready.  When they were ready and told the rest of the world that they were together, the puzzle pieces came together.  I had seen glimpses of moments; the little smiles, the looks, the flirting.  And to be honest, I was pretty darn stoked they were a couple.

Some months passed and one random day Troy stopped by my desk and showed me something.  Something secret.  A secret that sparkled in the light and fit inside little box.  My reaction was more than unladylike but I couldn’t harness my excitement – this made sense, they made sense, and I was thrilled for them both.  (Troy, I’m still so sorry that I slapped you silly.  My deepest apologies.)

The wedding isn’t until October but after some conversations, we decided to take some engagement photos.  A couple weeks ago, we finally set out and did just that.  A familiar place, only a block down the street from the office.  As many times as they said they didn’t photograph well, I had a really hard time believing it while shooting.  Because all I could see was a perfect match, comfortably in love.  Al Pacino kisses and all.

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

Meredith+Troy {engaged}
*I swoon*

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

Meredith+Troy {engaged}

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April 25, 2011 - 9:27 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - So lovely Brooke.

April 25, 2011 - 9:37 am

Tom B. Taker - Beautiful photos!

April 25, 2011 - 10:13 am

Susan - You know how much I love these. :) Absolutely stunning, great job!

April 25, 2011 - 10:46 am

Dawn - These are SUCH beautiful photos. If I ever have friends in Lousville that need engagement photos, I am totally sending them your way.

April 25, 2011 - 11:09 am

Melanie - Love love love! :)

April 25, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Anna - I love the converse! Such a cute way to keep it casual but lovely!
Great Engagement Photos!

April 25, 2011 - 5:27 pm

Meredith - Brooke…I sit here, tears running down my cheeks and am more than honored to be your friend. The description you blessed us with is something I can only hope others see as well. The pictures truly capture how we feel for each other. And even when I doubt that I can be as lucky as I am…I have proof now that I will keep close to my person and heart forever.

April 26, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Leah - Brooke, you are amazing! I have got to make time and learn from you. These pictures are some of my favorites I’ve ever seen. They look like something from a fancy smancy photo studio-but better! I am so proud of the sweet person you are.

April 26, 2011 - 1:15 pm

katie o. - Brooke, can I just say how much I adore these photos? And you have shown how much these two cuties love each other! Congratulations to them! And well done to you!

April 27, 2011 - 8:50 am

Bobbi - If I were twenty-something (thirty-something?) and getting engaged, I’d call you for photos. Way cool. The story continues!

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