From the Moose:
Alyse and Matt chose a picturesque location for their engagement photos called Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, SC. From the Spanish moss, lush greenery and live oaks, this location just screamed "Southern Love". We even had a little visit from an alligator during the session. You can see it on the left hand side of the photo above. Alyse and Matt will say their vows next march in Virginia and the venue they have chosen there is just as amazing. It was a blast to capture these two and I wish them the very best that life has for them in the future.
From the Bride to Be:
Matt and I started out as friends. We worked together and always hung out as just friends. Then one day that all changed and I started to see him differently. Matt constantly made me smile and laugh. Slowly I started to developed a little crush on him. I went through a lot becauseI was a single mom and always feared no one would accept me for who I was, but Matt did. He was different than anybody I had dated before. I could without a doubt be myself around him, and he was the sweetest man I had ever met. One night I invited him to come have a drink with me, and he did! Later on I found out he had gotten out of bed to do so... which I thought was super sweet. Everything changed after that night. Which is why our first dance song is, “it all started with a beer” we took things slow, but after 4 months we made things official as we were head over heels for each other. We built a relationship on top of our friendship, and it was a strong one. We then faced a challenge of having to do long distance for a year. It was tough, but we knew the end result would be worth it. Once that year was over, we moved in together without hesitation. He continues to be the most loving, selfless, and most caring man I have ever met. Matt has also been so incredibly amazing with my daughter and it makes my heart so happy and full. Right before Christmas last year, Matt asked me to marry him. For one of the first times in my life, I didn’t have to think or question something. I knew a long time ago, and so did he, that we would spend the rest of our lives together. I absolutely cannot wait until next March when we say I do. Then the journey really begins!