June 25, 2013

Monica + Derrick | Engaged

Less than six degrees separated these two, when a mutual friend introduced them. They were actually, more or less, in the same social circle but had never met. Monica was living in New Jersey at the time and Derrick in North Carolina, which surely factored into their paths not crossing.  Fortunately, someone saw how great of a couple they could be, introduced them, and the rest is history.

Today, Monica lives in Tennessee and Derrick is still in North Carolina, but the two decided to shoot their engagement photos in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama and get married in hers, New Orleans, Louisiana.  As you will see, they are both ridiculously incredibly attractive and the chemistry that exists between them is undeniable.  Birmingham’s new Uptown district was the perfect backdrop to capture their love, while Derrick’s alma mater was a sweet touch to incorporate a little more of his Birmingham roots.

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  1. Kimberly Smith Bibbins

    June 25th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Beautiful!!! Congrats guys!!

  2. Tiki Merritt Curry

    June 25th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    You are right…they are incredibly attractive. Absolutely gorgeous shots. Birmingham is a beautiful back drop for such a beautiful couple. Great job Elle Danielle!

  3. Shawntina Nixon

    June 25th, 2013 at 5:15 pm


  4. Paula Simpson Winston

    June 25th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

  5. Becky Roussell

    June 25th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I’m Speechless!

  6. Erin Marshall

    June 25th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!

  7. Jamin Hogan

    June 25th, 2013 at 5:26 pm


  8. Kimberly Murray

    June 25th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Smokin’ couple! Absolutely beautiful photos, Elle Danielle!

  9. Jewel Renee Smith

    June 25th, 2013 at 8:34 pm


  10. Bea Jones

    June 25th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Congratulations Monica!!! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful!!!

  11. Courtney Kennemore

    June 25th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    AWWW! Just gorgeous!!!!!

  12. Karine Calixte

    June 26th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Beautiful pictures!! You two look very nice together ❤:-)
    Love love!

  13. Demetrius Dre' Taylor

    June 26th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Moni! So happy for you and the lucky guy! You two look GREAT together and I wish you both the very best in the future!

  14. Dottie Ike

    June 26th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    beautiful young people.

  15. Tyesha Davis- Guidry

    June 26th, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I love them…. Congrats

  16. Lindsey Wiltz Butler

    June 26th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I can’t even deal with how awesome these photographs are! Love it! xoxo

  17. Corita Darby

    June 26th, 2013 at 7:16 pm


  18. Saadia Me'Chel

    June 26th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    These are great! Another beautiful job!

  19. Tramaine Seay

    June 27th, 2013 at 3:58 am


  20. Lynnise Davis

    June 27th, 2013 at 7:52 am

    In believably beautiful! Congrats again sis !!

  21. Domonique Pinkberry Sterling

    August 31st, 2013 at 2:59 am

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congrats!!!

  22. Brenda Hatcher

    September 2nd, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    You are a beautiful couple. I pray that you will have a blessed and fruitful life together.

  23. Tiphanie Chisom Eugene

    January 8th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  24. FancyLady Louis

    June 30th, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Sophisticated Sexy!

  25. FancyLady Louis

    June 30th, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Sophisticated Sexy!

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