Marilynn + Josh: Seattle Engagement Portraits

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Marilynn is one of my closest friends. She is adventurous, spontaneous, outgoing, sarcastic, loyal, and a little bit scatterbrained. Josh is the love of her life. He is thoughtful, patient, quiet, witty, and a little bit systematic (he is, after all, a chemist). They recently got engaged and moved to Seattle, which stinks because I don’t get to hang out with Marilynn whenever I want to. Also, they recently got engaged and moved to Seattle, which is awesome, because I get to go visit whenever I want to!

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Seattle is so lush and green, and it’s like a green that you don’t see anywhere else. I fell in love with this city! It was such a treat to shoot Marilynn and Josh’s engagement portraits while I was out visiting. We went to the Seattle Japanese Garden, which is part of the University of Washington. It was gorgeous, and very green. 🙂 I have entirely too many favorites. Beautiful location + in love couple = photographic awesomesauce. Enjoy!

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By the way, the leaves were already beginning to turn, and it was LABOR DAY WEEKEND!! Can you believe that? It was still 80* here in SC this week!

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Mar’s eyes are ridiculous…

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…and her ring’s not too shabby either!

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Love this!

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They said they didn’t want a bunch of “kissy-face” pictures, but I came back from scouting a location, and here’s what I found…

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I love how much this image says without even seeing their faces…

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…and this one too.

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I’m telling you, this garden was a-ma-zing!

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Girl, you are both fierce and sweet.

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Hehe, I had to include this one. These two are ALWAYS picking at each other…keeps them on their toes I think!

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And a favorite from the day, with Josh looking a bit fierce himself!

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Marilynn and Josh, thank you for an amazing vacation in your fantastic new city. Thank you for the amazing photo-session, cufflink disaster and all. And mostly, thank you for being the kind of friends I can count on and call on any day, for hours at a time, for honesty and understanding and tons of laughter. I love y’all!

View Marilynn and Josh’s complete proof gallery if you CLICK HERE. Password is their cat’s name.

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Stacy & David: Engagement Portraits

“We don’t need a Plan B,” I emailed to Stacy. “Weather.com says we’ll be fine.”

Weather.com lied.

It was chilly, gray, and drizzly as Stacy, David, and I met in Downtown Greenville, SC, for their engagement portraits today, but the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of these two, who I’ve known since we were all in high school together. They laughed and giggled during the entire session, and I just couldn’t wait to post their Sneak Peek!

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A lot of times, my couples (*cough cough–grooms*) will say that they hate having their pictures taken, and I try to reassure them that we’ll have fun and they’ll eventually forget that I’m even there. At the beginning today’s session, David told me that he would rather be at the dentist getting a tooth pulled than having his pictures taken. As we said our goodbyes, however, he told me and Stacy “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t actually have fun doing this!” 🙂 So there you have it folks, Amy Clifton Photography is better than dental work.

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–Amy

Kathy & Jonathan: Engagement Portraits

Kathy and Jonathan are kind and loving, quietly funny, and have great taste in music. They are having an intimate wedding in January with only their immediate family attending, and I am honored to celebrate with them. We photographed their engagement portraits at one of their favorite places here in Greenville, SC–the Rock Quarry Garden. It was here that they ventured the evening they got engaged to dream about their future and celebrate their happily ever after…

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Like most photographers in Greenville, I shoot at the Rock Quarry pretty frequently (hellooo, it’s beautiful there!). It’s fun trying to find new angles or spots there to shoot…

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Earlier in the week, Kathy scoped out this amazing trail nearby. We almost didn’t go here, as it was getting close to Clemson’s kick-off 🙂 . I’m SO glad we did–it was a stunning location and Kathy and Jonathan just look so in love in these shots.

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LOOK CLOSELY! Do you see all 3 Kathys in this picture?

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Maybe my favorite from the whole session…love, love, love this one!!

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Kathy & Jonathan–I’m so happy to know you, and I’m looking forward to your wedding in January. It is wonderful and inspiring to see God in the center of your relationship.
–Amy