It was the spring of 2010 when Adrianne and Marcus first connected. The wide eyed, 18 year-old, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), Freshman crossed paths in their Chemistry lab class and began innocently exchanging “hi’s” and “bye’s” throughout the semester. Following the semesters end, the two matriculated through FAMU occasionally spying each other on campus yet, they continued to keep their conversations at “hi”, “how are you” and “bye”.2

In the spring of 2013, Adrianna graduated with her BS in Health Science/Occupation and Wellness (with Summa Cum Laude honors!) and next moved on to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to begin her Masters studies in Occupational Therapy. While Marcus remained at FAMU, entering the university’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to pursue his PharmD. As they separately completed their graduate studies they remained in contact via Facebook, often testing each other Biblical knowledge through the use of Bible verse challenges. These Bible verse challenges lead to multiple conversations which lead to intimate Bible studies – which later turned into courtship in March 2015.1

Shortly after the two began courting, Marcus gradated with his PharmD (with Magna Cum Laude honors!), while Adrianna completed her Master’s degree in December 2015. As the pair pursed both careers and each other, they remained committed to honoring Christ within their lives and their relationship. This couple, who beautifully site that they’ve courted in God’s way, began their relationship on March 24, 2015 and on March 20, 2016, almost a year later – the pair were engaged to be married.

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To commemorate their December nuptials, this pair shot this posh, black tie engagement session with coterie member, Andre Brown Photography. The couple is also seeking the planning expertise of a fellow coterie member, Raven J. Events! Scroll on for more photos and their divine love story below!

I have to say, before this session, we are so excited about Adrianne and Marcus’ Atlanta Engagement Photos. Since the day we were introduced to Adrianne, she has been so great to work with. After learning more about their love story, of which you’ll get to read more about below, it is such a pleasure to be their Atlanta Wedding Photographers.

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We planned an amazing day of engagement photos throughout Atlanta, but we were cut short by a tremendous rain storm, however we were able to capture some sexy, romantic photos of this beautiful couple who found love courting gods way. Here are some of our favorite pics and more information about this wonderful couple.

How did you meet?

We met as 18 year-old freshman at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) during the spring 2010 semester in a chemistry lab class. We were cordial and said nothing more than “hi” and “bye” throughout the semester. From that point, we matriculated through FAMU seeing each other occasionally walking around campus headed to class, etc, still saying more than “hi”, “how are you?”, and “bye”. Adrianne graduated in the spring of 2013 with a BS in Health Science/Occupation and Wellness (summa cum laude honors), then went on to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to complete her masters of science degree in occupational therapy. Marcus stayed at FAMU where he was accepted into the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to pursue his PharmD. While both in graduate school, Marcus and Adrianne kept in touch through facebook. Bible verse challenges on Facebook lead to multiple conversations, then eventually intimate Bible studies, and then courtship on March 24th, 2015. Marcus graduated a little over a month after the two began courting g in the May of 2015 with his PharmD (magna cum laude honors). Adrianne completed her Masters degree in December of 2015 almost 9 months into the courtship. While pursuing careers and each other, the two have committed to honoring Christ with everything, especially their life and body. They courted GOD’s way starting March 24th, 2015, and were engaged to be married almost a year later March 20th, 2016.11

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Tell us about your first date.

The first date was April 2015 within the first month of the courtship. Marcus traveled to Birmingham, AL where Adrianne was living for graduate school at UAB. Marcus met Adrianne as she was leaving the UAB Rec Center, then the two got dressed up for dinner and a movie.

What is your favorite thing to do together?

Study the Bible, evangelize, and serve the community! Totally on fire for GOD.

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Groom-to-Be: Marcus Gurley Jr.
Wedding date: 12/03/2016
Wedding location: Atlanta, GA
Engagement session location: The Westin, Atlanta GA
Groom-to-Be: Marcus Gurley Jr.
Wedding date: 12/03/2016
Wedding location: Atlanta, GA
Engagement session location: The Westin, Atlanta GA