EXCITING NEWS! I Now Have A Partnership With Flora Gems!

First of all: Can we just take a moment to appreciate this gorgeous ring Chase gave to Karissa when he proposed to her?



If you didn’t hear I recently started a partnership with Flora Gems! My engagement ring is also from Flora Gems (and is also drop dead gorgeous) but I met the staff there way back before I even knew my husband.

The day after my Grandma passed away my Grandpa came down holding something in his hands that he gave to me - her wedding rings. He knew I hoped to keep them and one day use them for my own marriage. My grandparents love story is one that I hold near and dear to my heart and always aspired to one of my own just like it. (I sure did luck out with that!) I kept her rings in a glass jewelry box for a few years, unsure what to do and grieving over losing her. I felt guilty that the rings just sat in a box, but I didn’t want to alter them or ruin them.

I use to be a radio sales person (lol, I know) and I went into the Flora Gems Decatur location to talk to them about running ads. I met Valerie and started learning more about what Flora Gems does. When I found out they could custom design jewelry for you it sparked the idea to remove the stone from my Grandma’s engagement ring and put it in a new, custom designed setting. When I dropped the ring off to Valerie I was nervous but knew she’d take good care of it. They carefully removed the stone and kept the rest of the ring perfectly in tact. Suddenly I had a reminder on my hand, every day of my Grandma - her stone with a purple gem on each side (her favorite color).


When I met my husband and things got serious I knew Flora Gems was the only place to go. I found a ring that I instantly fell in love with and when I brought my Grandma’s band in to see if they fit together it was a perfect match. Flora Gems also sized up (my Grandma had incredibly small fingers) and refinished the band. On my wedding day my husband put the band on my finger that my Grandpa put on hers over 50 years prior. It was so special and so personal, and couldn’t have happened without the amazing, talented people at Flora Gems.

So, when they approached me for this partnership I immediately jumped at the opportunity! Flora Gems is giving all of their Engagement Ring customers a free proposal capture or mini engagement session and they chose me as their photographer of choice! Honored and excited doesn’t even begin to describe it.


I can tell you first hand, purchasing an Engagement Ring (or anything!) at Flora Gems is a seamless and fun process. Whether you choose one of the designer settings they carry in their cases or completely custom design a ring to your specific wants and qualifications they are there for you every step of the way.

They are a locally and family owned business and they treat all of their customers like members of their own family. I can’t say enough good things about them.


So, what are proposal captures?

Great question! A proposal capture is when the proposer invites me to come photograph the actual engagement! There is nothing quite like having photos of the moment the person you love gets down on one knee and asks for forever. Not to mention when it comes to announcing the news on social media! You get all the images delivered in a beautiful online gallery with a print release.

And what all goes into a mini engagement session?

Mini engagement sessions are just like regular engagement sessions - just shorter! You get 30 mins of time which allows for 1 location and 1 outfit. Everything else is exactly the same! You get all the images delivered in a beautiful online gallery with a print release.

How will I ever choose?!?

Although you are under absolutely no obligation to use me as your wedding photographer after you have your complimentary session with me I hope that you will like your photos (and me) and want to book me. So if you do that you’ll get the most bang for your buck if you use your complimentary session from Flora Gems for your proposal capture because ALL of my wedding packages include an engagement session!

Here are some of the pictures I captures of Karissa + Chase!

Whether you choose the Proposal Capture or the Mini Engagement Session you can rest assured you’re making the right choice in purchasing your ring from Flora Gems and that I’ll take good care of you during our session together!

(Did I mention all Flora Gems couples get a discount off my wedding packages???)

Just like any of my clients you will get the full GPC treatment from top to bottom! I will work with you to choose outfits, locations, vibes, and you KNOW I won’t let you feel awkward or unsure during your session because I am just not about that life.

After I sent Karissa her sneak peeks from their session she sent me this:

Oh my gosh!!! ❤️❤️❤️These are beautiful!!! I’m crying. I can’t wait! Thank you so much for your time and the experience! We kept talking about how much fun we had and how comfortable you made us feel! Thank you! I’m so excited to see the rest of them!! 😊😊😊

You’ll never have to worry about what to wear, what to do (especially with your hands), or if you will love your photos because no matter what I will always make sure you end up with photos you love! #anythingforinstagram

I can’t wait to meet all the Flora Gems couples and take pictures of all the gorgeous rings I’m sure they will have! See you soon :)

Be The Subject Of Your Own Photos

xoxo Taylor