We walked the perimeter of the gym—opting out of games of pick up basketball, badminton, and knock-out—but not allowed to just sit in the corner and chat. We all played sports, and I guess it was called physical education for a reason, but like, who really wants to get sweaty and like, ruin your perfectly straightened at 8am with like, a full day of high school ahead of you?? Honestly!!
So we might have been a bit dramatic in our sophomore year of high school, but even in all our drama, we never could have guessed what kind of real-life love story would come out of those 8am gym classes. Taylor had been eyeing up this Mat guy for a while, and while he spent P.E. showing off his basketball skills every morning, we girls spent that time discussing the scoop on the previous days’ interactions. They sat together at lunch! But then they didn’t talk in math class. But then he was talking to that girl in the hallway. Ugh. Boys were so confusing.
Ultimately, a high school relationship wasn’t in the cards for Taylor and Mat, but that nagging in the bottom of Taylor’s heart never went away, and thankfully it didn’t take Mat too long to realize that Taylor meant more to him than just a friend. And now, seven years after those fateful laps around our high school gym, they’re making it official and GETTING MARRIED, Y’ALL!!! I couldn’t be happier or more excited for these two and I was honored when Taylor asked me to be their photographer. This past weekend we spent an amazing fall afternoon wandering around Old Town Alexandria finding bright, colorful front doors and gorgeous golden light in the waterfront parks, channelling some serious Charleston vibes—Taylor’s hometown! Enjoy some favorites from the session!
Love love loved all of the gorgeous light bouncing through Alexandria’s alleys!
I think this was about the time I started singing everything I said cause these two are just that precious.
Fav. Or. It.
Good gravy, you two, I can’t WAIT to photography you as husband and wife!!
How much do you LOVE that ring!?
Taylor and Mat used up the last few minutes of light showing off their USC pride!
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