Maria and Riley's Engagement Session
Welcome to Macy and Andrew's Engagement session in Downtown Columbia, TN by Collins and Collins Photography/Middle TN Wedding Photographers of Columbia, TN.
How did you two meet? Tell us a little about your love story.
We met each other in high school so we are "high school sweethearts" I guess you could say! We took dual enrollment classes at the Community College (located beside our high school) and became friends because we sat beside each other in art class. I pretended to need help on one of our essays and the rest is history!
What is a good weekend for the two of you?
Maria - A great weekend for us is to go on an adventure with our sweet puppy, Milo, while drinking a good cup of iced coffee! We also love to spend time with family together and just relax since we don't get to relax often.
Riley - A good weekend for us is exploring a new coffee shop and going for a hike with our dog, Milo. We are both dedicated college students, so doing something active outside in nature is rare!
What are your favorite quotes?
Maria - "When nothing goes right, go left." Martha Cecilia
"Whoever is happy will make others happy too." -Anne Frank
Riley - "The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it." - Epicurus
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." - C.S. Lewis
How would your fiancé describe you?
Maria - I think my fiancé would describe me as genuine, caring, and determined.
Riley - I think my fiancé would describe me as passionate, loyal, and philosophical.
How do you like to spend your days together?
Maria - Trying new coffee shops!!! We LOVE coffee and pastries!!!
Riely - Drinking coffee is definitely a must when we spend days together. We also like to spend time with our families and try new activities.
Do you have Bible verses that speak deeply to you and if so, what are they?
Maria - "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28
Riley - "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." - Psalm 16:11
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light" - 1 Peter 2:9
"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord" - Romans 8:38-39
What are some of the quirky, sweet things you love about your fiancé?
Maria - Riley has a BROAD vocabulary and is always using words I feel like no one has ever heard of!! He is a very eloquent speaker and makes me so proud! I also love how much he loves me and our puppy, Milo.
Riley - I can always tell when Maria likes a food because she verbally expresses her enjoyment by saying "Yum"! She does this subconsciously, but I have always thought it was funny and sweet. It also helps me to know what her favorite foods are.
What was your Engagement session like for you? Was it what you expected??
Maria - Our engagement session was even better than I could have imagined! Deva made us feel really comfortable in front of the camera which made it a great experience! We laughed a lot and overall had a wonderful time! The weather was also super nice. I am so excited for our pictures to come back!
Riley - Our engagement session went much more smoothly than I anticipated. We don't have much experience with photo shoots, but Deva made the entire process comfortable and enjoyable! We both had a great time and are looking forward to seeing the pictures!