We are so excited to announce our three finalists for our styled anniversary shoot! We were so honored to read all the love stories and it was incredibly difficult to pick just three from all the amazing couples who were all deserving of a shoot. SO, for all of you who entered, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your story with us.
Now for the finalists and the instructions to get our winner!! We have left the final vote up to our readers mostly because we knew we wouldn’t have been able to choose! We have included each couple’s amazing love story and it is up to our readers to choose who they feel should get a styled anniversary shoot styled by the talented Molly McKinley! Readers will get to cast their vote one of two ways- send an email to info at aleamoore.com with the couples name in the subject line OR like the couple’s picture on Facebook through Molly’s business page. We are leaving the voting period open for one week, and will accept votes until Thursday, July 18 at midnight.
We hope you will enjoy each couples story and go make your vote!
Alea, Kim, and Molly
meet Drew and Margie-
Drew and I’s “How We Met” was an incredible twist in fate. He was married, I was dating someone, and we didn’t meet (probably never would have) until his wife left him and my boyfriend left me to be with one another. A few weeks later Drew and I met for the first time and we never looked back. What was one of the hardest times in either of our lives has turned into six wonderful years together, a once in a lifetime adventure traveling around the world, an incredible marriage, and three months ago we welcomed into our lives the sweetest of baby boys, Shafer.
Two years ago this September we said our “I Do’s” on the front porch of my childhood home in Greensboro, Georgia. We were surrounded by our closest family and friends (all 300 of them ) and spent the night partying the night away in the truest of Drew & Margie style…laid back, lots of laughter, and nonstop dancing!
Three years ago we started an event design company. I think we are deserving of this photo shoot because we spend our days helping other people create their own dream wedding with the hope that in 20 years the photos they have to look back on are fabulous and full of meaning. We absolutely love what we do! What an awesome chance this would be to re-celebrate the day in our own lives that means so much to us with this anniversary photo shoot!
meet Kacy and Lauren-
My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We did not even go to the same high school but fate brought us together working at an after school job. I was a cashier and he was a bagger. We started dating about 2 months after meeting. We continued dating through moving away for college and moving back home after graduation. He proposed on our “9th anniversary” of dating. He took me to a fancy restaurant, where I started to suspect something because he was acting somewhat nervous. We went to a local park afterward, and while he was still nervous to ask, I put my hand on his lef, near his pocket and felt the box. I immediately gasped and put my hand over my mouth. He was left with no choice but to propose…and of course I said yes! I am currently a hospice nurse and he is a Senior Airman in the Air National Guard. Due to the date constraints of the Air Force, we did not get to have a big wedding as I so wanted. We married at our church with 5 days notice and only the closest family members present. We haven’t really been able to get professional photos done and would really welcome this opportunity to have a personal, styled shoot! We are outgoing; love to travel, (especially cruising!) and we are both big movie buffs. We love all the new Marvel movies, as well as action and comedies. Thanks for the opportunity!
meet Lee and Anna-
Lee at I met at an engagement party for mutual friends. We were in college and spent the majority of their party talking about flag football. We went on our first date two weeks later. We dated for 15 months when Lee proposed. He took me for a day trip to Camp Laney (his favorite place on Earth) and we spent the day outside-hiking,exploring, etc. We hiked down to an area called “The Brow,” and he pulled out a magazine and said there was an ad he wanted me to look at–one his company designed. It was a picture of two people hiking, with the word “journey” written across the top and multiple definitions of the word journey. The last line read “I love you, Anna. Will you marry me?” Six months later, we got married! I loved our wedding–it was simple, just like us. We are coming up on our ninth anniversary and the past 5.5 years have been spent raising children. It is such a fun stage of life, but having three kids ages 5 and under (and one on the way) makes it tough to keep our marriage a priority. I would love to have photos of just us to commemorate what established our family. I am the only girl Lee has ever said “I love you” to and that is truly an honor. I would be thrilled to have pictures with the man I love and the man I will grow old with.