February 6, 2015

Downtown Jackson Engagement : Rashida + Michael

Rashida was a guest at my first wedding and a bridesmaid in my second. Our circles of friendship have been overlapping and interweaving since, yet I have never had an opportunity to photograph just her — until now!

Originally from Birmingham, Rashida moved to Jackson a few years ago for work.  At the time, she didn’t plan to live in Jackson long and never expected to meet her future husband there.  Her good friend, Shalon, had different plans though, and immediately volunteered to find someone special for her. Rashida reluctantly agreed, so long as the man was Christian, single, good looking, without children, well-educated, professional, funny, a great conversationalist, outgoing, a gentleman, and from a good family.  To Rashida’s surprise, Shalon introduced her to a man who met and exceeded her expectations.

She and Michael were eventually introduced to one another, went on their first date, and have been inseparable since. Although their Spring wedding will take place in Rashida’s hometown, Birmingham, the two wanted to capture memories of their love in the city where they met and will begin their lives together as husband and wife. Of course, I was happy to make the trip!

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  1. Patricia Fortner Redmond

    February 6th, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Beautiful couple!

  2. Vernia Hobbs

    February 6th, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Nice pictures Rashida !!

  3. Cynthia W Joyner

    February 6th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I am just elated for her and her fiancé! I knew she was going to Jackson to meet her husband! Sometimes, you have to leave home to go get your blessing and I know she is glad she did! Congratulations to the happy couple and may their love for one another in courtship grow even deeper in their marriage. May God bless you both! The pics are absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!

  4. Tracy Parker

    February 6th, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Gorgeous….

  5. Kimberly Gilmore Montgomery

    February 6th, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful pictures Lil cuz:) Also Congrats. May God fill your hearts and lives with love Eternally.

  6. Wanda Adams

    February 6th, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    This is what Love looks like. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Tiki Merritt Curry

    February 6th, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Love, love, love it!!!!!

  8. Kimberly L. Jackson

    February 6th, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Gorgeous! Such a beautiful couple! So happy to have witnessed this love blossom and look forward to sharing in all the special moments in their lives together!

  9. Carolyn Walker-Kimbro

    February 7th, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Such a beautiful couple! Be blessed.

  10. Kara Ward

    February 7th, 2015 at 5:25 am

    they look so in love! love the colors and the shots you were able to capture! 🙂

  11. Clovia Wheeler

    February 7th, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Congratulations and so happy for both of you. Love the photos!

  12. Velma Tillman Tate

    February 7th, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Rashida, wish the two of you the best. The pictures are beautiful.

  13. Kristena Payne Gaylor

    March 22nd, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Very lovely…..I am looking forward to the BIG day!,

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