A Romantic Sunset Engagement Session at Arabia Mountain

Alexandria and Craig have Instagram to thank for their initial “meeting”.  After direct messaging each other for a while, they went on their first date in December 2017.  Ever since that day, the couple has been inseparable.  

Nothing says romance like a scenic view and the moody hues of a setting sun on the horizon. Check out Alexandria and Craig’s beautiful sunset engagement session captured by Renee Jael Photography.

Bride’s full name, age and occupation:  Alexandria Johnson, 25, Financial Advisor 

Groom’s full name, age and occupation: Craig Thomas, 29, Automotive Technician 

Place of residence: Atlanta, GA 

Engagement Shoot Location: Arabia Mountain, Lithonia, Georgia 

Wedding date: December 7, 2019

Engagement story:

For their one year dating anniversary, Craig took Alexandria on a date to the ice skating rink. Unbeknownst to her, while she was skating Craig had all of Alex’s closest family and friends go into a private room in the building. As they skated around the rink together and approached the entrance, their family and friends were each holding letters that spelled out ‘Will You Marry Me‘. Then, Craig got down on one knee and asked Alex to be his wife.

For the Groom: Walk us through the behind the scenes of creating this special day.

Alex’s closest friends helped me plan everything. Alex and I are both skaters so I knew the rink would be the perfect place and somewhere that Alex wouldn’t guess I would propose. She is extremely close to her family and friends so I wanted them to be a part of the proposal in a big way.  They each held a letter that spelled out the question. It took a lot of planning with secret conversations and messages, but we pulled it off.

What makes your love special? 

Our love is special because we met so coincidentally! He literally slid in my DM’s and 2 years later we were married. It felt meant to be from the first date.

What was the theme of your shoot?

Regal Beauty

Were there any memorable moments during the shoot?

Outside of the amazing view from the mountain top, the most memorable moment was the temperature. We were freezing, but the shots made it all worth it.

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding? We were most looking forward to getting married in the city that we met and fell in love in.

Have you started planning your wedding? We started planning our wedding in March of 2019.

Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you a fruitful marriage and many years of wedded bliss. 


Renee Jael Photography

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