Yodit and Andy are getting married!   The couple will wed on August 29th and we are excited about their upcoming nuptials!  Yodit is the owner of Favored By Yodit Events, an amazing event planning firm.  I had the pleasure of meeting Yodit back in December and the same beautiful person that you will see in the images below is the same beauty that I met in person.   We received her engagement shoot images and are very happy to share them with you.

First, let’s hear more from the couple!

Andy & I have been together since 2008 and have been destined to be together from day one. It seemed like a lot of our families and friends knew each other before we did and when we met everything just seemed to click. We are complete opposites, I’m a social butterfly and Andy is more of an observer and private until he gets to know you. We love chocolate chip cookies, watching Law & Order SVU and spending time hanging out with family. If you don’t find us at home you can see us doing any fun things around the city since I am an event planner.

The Proposal

The evening of Monday, May 19th, 2014 Andy slipped the ring on my finger while I was sleeping and when I woke up the next morning around 6:30am and rolled over to wake him up I noticed something sparkly on my hand. At first, I thought it was a dream but then I started screaming when I saw the ring on my hand was real and he turned and he popped the question.

It was probably one of the most romantic surprises he has ever done. So there is a back story on the ring.  Ever since we started dating, on a yearly basis, Andy would surprise me some way with a gift from Tiffany’s.  This included necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. but never a ring.  So he told me that he wanted to make sure the proposal was just as special as all those surprises and it definitely was because I noticed my new Tiffany Embrace ring and that I was going to spend my life with him forever.

Our “On the Run” inspired e-session

After the proposal, I sent all my girlfriends a text that said, “I woke up like this!” with a photo of the ring on my hand!! Since they all know how much I love Beyoncé, I thought it would be fun to surprise them and do a photo shoot and replicate the “On The Run” tour poster for our wedding save the date. I came up with the idea after one of my best friend’s told me that when she heard “Part II (On the Run)” by JayZ featuring Beyoncé it reminded her of Andy & I. Once I saw the ski mask image and listened to the lyrics I completely understood what she meant and the concept for the shoot was born. Who wants a perfect love story anyway?

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Vendor Collaboration

Shoot Concept & Styling: Favored by Yodit Events || Photographer: Lavan Anderson || Hair: Yene Damtew
Makeup: Fifi Tesfatsion