carolyn allen

November 7, 2013

Meredith + Jim. Engaged

FILED IN: Engagements, People

There are times when words feel completely inadequate- that no matter what you say, nothing will come close to accurately expressing how you feel. This is one of those times.

Meredith is my oldest and dearest friend. We have seen each other through braces, bad haircuts, heartbreaks, and loneliness. To be able to photograph her now in this moment, as a strong woman who has overcome so many trials, as a joyful woman, as a woman of God, and as a woman in love – I count that one of the greatest privileges of my life so far.

Here’s what I saw in Tampa on board the Taylor Made II with my best friend and her love..

Congratulations you two! I could not be more excited for March 23, 2013.

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  1. Kaitlyn

    November 7th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Wow! Those. Are. Awesome!

  2. Lucy

    November 7th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    There are no words!!! Carolyn, you are brilliant and SO talented. I cant look at these without crying! I have so much emotion in my heart because of all the awesome elements of these photos, mostly the fact that YOU took them for me and, HOLY SMOKES!! My goodness you were made to be a photographer and I LOVE watching you get better and better each time. Tank you times a million, best!

  3. Emily

    November 7th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Tears are coming to my eyes as I type this. Tears of so much joy. I agree with you Carolyn, words seem so inadequate for the happiness and all of the remarkable ways God has been a part of this relationship. It is so evident. The wonderful thing is that sometimes when words aren’t enough, pictures sweep in and do the whole thing a lot of justice. I don’t think you could have captured them in a more beautiful way, my friend. You are such a talent. Congratulations, Meredith and Jim, I could not be happier for you and am so thankful to call you friends.

  4. Dena

    November 7th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Carolyn… wow. Until now I don’t think I really understood how in love my daughter was with this man. A reality check for me, amazing job on capturing the reason people choose a partner to do the dance. New respect for you, what a pro.

  5. Meredith Cates

    November 7th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    What a beautiful job Carolyn. You captured this time for Meredith and Jim wonderfully! They both look so happy and in love.

  6. Donna L

    November 7th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Oh My! Carolyn you nailed it with these photos of Meredith and Jim. If you didn’t know them and their love for one another it is so very evident in these pictures. Beautiful people, lovely setting and great photographer! Your work is amazing.

  7. Haley

    November 7th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Meredith looks gorgeous!

  8. Kimberly

    November 7th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    can’t. form. words.

    I’m in love with these.

  9. Milena

    November 8th, 2013 at 2:58 am

    These are all so beautiful! The background, the moments captured, the quality of the pictures, everything! You are so talented Carolyn!!

  10. ELISSA

    November 8th, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Oh MY GOSH!!!! Carolyn you are so talented. My roommate and I are sitting here just freaking out over these pictures. Please keep putting your stuff out in the world!

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