I first met Anna back in February when I met her and her mom for coffee. I don’t remember exactly how long we sat in Green Frog, chatting and laughing, but it was a while! I love it when I meet my brides for the first time and it feels like we’ve already known each other for years. That’s how it is with Anna and her fiance, Mark. They are both friendly, easy-going, fun, and have THE most contagious smiles.

Anna and Mark are college sweethearts. They met at Harding University in Arkansas, where they will soon be finishing up their degrees. Anna’s family lives in West Tennessee, but Mark is from South Carolina. So when we originally planned their engagement photos, we settled on Memphis as the perfect in-between spot for all of us. Fast-forward through the global pandemic, school closures, changed plans and a few reschedules later, and we ended up doing their engagement session in good ole Jackson, Tennessee. We may have had to move their engagement photos back a couple times due to Covid, but we seriously ended up with a more beautiful day than we could’ve planned for!

The weather was perfect as we explored downtown Jackson. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and we even had a light breeze! I had so much fun with these two and can’t wait for their wedding at K&M Barn at Lewis Farm later this month. It is going to be one for the books!

Here are a few of my favorites from Anna and Mark’s engagement session in downtown Jackson, Tennessee. Enjoy!

What did I tell you about their smiles? The are so joyful and contagious!

This mural is my new favorite in Jackson, and is a must-see if you are visiting downtown. There is a life-size chess board and tic-tac-toe board on the ground in front of it, too!

Mark bought Anna’s engagement ring while studying abroad in Greece. How romantic is that?!

We ended the evening in front of the newly restored Greyhound Bus Station and it was PERFECT. No traffic, no crowds, just us (and a little John Mayer music playing in the background)!

Anna and Mark, I can’t wait to celebrate along with you in just a few short days! Let’s recreate this photo, okay?!

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