I met Kelly + Shea back in 2012 when I photographed Kelly’s sister, Kristi’s wedding so I was SO excited to hear from them when they got engaged last year!! When we first talked about their engagement session, Kelly knew exactly where she wanted to shoot – on the University of Florida’s campus in Gainesville, where they met, began their relationship, and eventually, where Shea proposed to Kelly. I had never been to the campus before but had heard it was beautiful, so of course I was down for this destination session! Earlier this month, I drove the 5 long hours down to Gainesville to meet Kelly + Shea for their photos. It was a gorgeous day on campus and I feel so lucky to have had the chance to tour the campus with them! Kelly picked out 3 awesome locations and I’m thrilled with how the pictures turned out! We started the day at Lake Alice, where I was a little terrified to learn that there are, in fact, alligators. Lucky for me, we didn’t stumble upon any and it was a lovely location for photos!
Isn’t the on-campus chapel gorgeous??
Next, we headed to the stadium for some fun photos in the stands and on the field!!
Our final location was extra special because we started at one of their favorite spots on campus + the spot where Shea proposed to Kelly last year. I had such a lovely time with these two and absolutely adored spending my Saturday in Gainesville with them! I can’t wait for their wedding this November!!