Ijams Nature Center Sunflower Engagement Session // Suzy Collins Photography

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How cute are Mattie & Alex?! I had been looking forward to this shoot for a while because A) there was the sweet anticipation of Mattie waiting for Alex to get home from overseas serving our country in the Marines & B) Mattie lovesss color like me! So when we were picking locations for our engagement shoot we were both seeking out vibrant, happy colors which landed us at Stanley’s Greenhouse here in Knoxville, Tennessee & the Ijams Nature Center sunflower field!

One of my favorite parts of Mattie & Alex’s story is Alex’s pick-up line he used on Mattie. Not that it was cheesy or funny, but he literally just walked right up to her and told her she was the most beautiful girl in the world. What?! We all dream of this right?! And it wasn’t until chasing after her for 2 years that she started to chase him back and look where we are now - these two are getting married next June at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum here in Knoxville. Eek!

This smiley, giggly pair was SO easy to photograph because they radiate like the sunshine & sunflowers in our shoot. They were all smiles the whole time, even when it started raining during our shoot. (Which was so magical, by the way!)

Hope you love these happy people and feel the warmth bounce right out of the photos! xo, Suzy

Want to enjoy more wild flower engagement sessions? Click here to see Cameron & Sung’s rainy sesh at Max Patch!