Modern Birmingham Engagement : Kia + Clarence

Modern Birmingham Engagement : Kia + Clarence

When I sit down with a couple for the first time, I always start the conversation with two questions, “how did you meet?” and “how did he propose?” I can learn a lot about a couple from their answers… and such was the case with Kia and Clarence. Both of their faces lit up, at the opportunity to tell me their proposal story… which makes perfect sense, considering it’s they type of story modern-day fairy tales are made of.

On the 23rd of December, Clarence and his staff of talented volunteers carried out a Christmas Carol-inspired proposal.  Throughout the day, Kia was visited by the Sprits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Clarence explained that he wanted the Spirit of Christmas Past to embody a joyful, child-like nature, that he hoped would remain a part of their relationship. The Spirit of Christmas Present was all about enjoying the moment that they are in. And the Spirits of Christmas Future (my favorite) was a couple that had been married for 30+ years that simply wanted to be a part of Kia and Clarence’s love story, that represented everything Clarence hoped they could be. [Watch their proposal video here]

I’m very excited to share their engagement images, as they represent those same things Clarence hoped would always be a part of their relationship. Their laughter, their joy, their ability to fully live in each moment…

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  1. Tiki Merritt Curry says:

    Elle, you are amazing. Kia you are beautiful!! Clarence…congrats my friend!!!

  2. Sara Cotten says:

    So.lovely. All the shots are great, but the scroll eight images up – my faaavvvv! :). Love the settings for these shots .. oh how I miss you, Birmingham.

  3. Level E Productions says:

    You two are absolutely stunning! I’m so excited for you both. Thanks for allowing Level E Productions to share in your beautiful beginning! Congrats a million times. Enjoy the journey!

  4. Keka Spoonemore says:

    These are great! The third one from the bottom is my favorite. Love those smiles!

  5. Fran Lewis says:

    I’m so excited for the both of you. The pictures are soooooooooooooooooooooo AWESOME!!!!!!

  6. Michael T Sales says:

    Love it!

  7. Sarah Katherine Eddington says:

    watched the vid – she has the best laugh!! i love it. she is the sweetest. and these pics are priceless.

  8. Natasha L. Rogers says:

    These photographs are great! Congrats Kia!

  9. Tamika Smith says:

    Love love love!!! congrats Kia!!

  10. Jaketra Bryant says:

    The photos look great! !!

  11. […] became the foundation for their love. After Clarence’s epic proposal and their super sweet engagement session, I knew their wedding would not disappoint.  They put thought into every detail, but never let […]

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