Fort Walton Beach Engagement Session | Jamila & Leon

Jamila and Leon Fort Walton Beach EngagementCouple embrace on the beach the blue sky is dramatically reflected in the water around them | Fort Walton Beach Engagement

When Leon and Jamilla were introduced by a mutual friend, neither of them were looking for a relationship. However, they enjoyed each other’s company so much that they began spending every weekend together, exploring either Atlanta or Augusta. When it was time for Jamilla to leave the country for work, the two had to face the reality that they were in love.

They embarked on a four year long distance relationship, during which their relationship blossomed due to frequent phone calls and trips. Once Jamilla returned, Leon decided to make her his for keeps. He surprised her on her birthday with a weekend full of surprises at an eloquent resort and winery. He organised sumptuous breakfasts and dinners, couples massages, wine for two in their room, rose petals on the bed and even more. On their last evening, he took Jamilla into the beautiful gardens of Chateau Elan and presented her with a bottle of wine, a wine glass and the most beautiful ring that Jamilla had ever seen. On July 3, 2010 Leon Kendall got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. He knew the odds were in his favor because he was prepared with a handkerchief to catch the tears of joy that flowed from Jamila’s eyes that night.

The charming couple joined us in the Gulf Coast for their engagement portraits, they are an absolute delight to be around. Thanks for the beautiful images. Below are some of our favorites from their Fort Walton Beach Engagement Session.

B&W portrait of couple in white laying and kissing on the beachSepia portrait of young woman leaning against a pier in a halter style white sundress in a suggestive poseromantic beach engagement picturesPortrait of couple on the beachphoto of engagement ring on grooms shoulder couple smiling in the backgroundAfrican American Young woman laying on the beach in a red sundressSilhouetted Sunset engagement photo of couple kissing






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  1. Bride to be

    This is the beginning of something great. Vote for us. Please. press the like button AND make a comment.

  2. Bryce


    These pictures are absolutely beautiful. The two of you look so happy and I am happy for you! Oh, and the proposal story almost brought a tear to my eye. CONGRATULATIONS!!!


  3. shatima jmack

    Congrats Jamila & Leon. Beautiful pictures!!

  4. T $

    Shout out to yall making life easy on the camera. Dope pics.

  5. Tracey

    Jamila, I am so happy for you. You have always been such adeola sewer person, and the pictures you took look divine. I wish you both a very happy life together and that you continue to celebrate each other. Congrats…..

  6. Tracey

    Omg…forgive my spelling…I was using my swype button feature on the phone…I mean ‘ a sweet person’

  7. Charlene

    Gorgeous pictures! I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!

  8. Stephanie Lee

    One of my fav couples with my fav photographer there’s no way you could go wrong!!!! These pictures are absolutely incredible. You guys make a beautiful couple and I just wish you nothing but happiness πŸ™‚ Congrats again,


  9. Michelle

    I love all the pictures, you guys look so happy god bless you both.

  10. Sarah Cowie

    The love that you guys share is just jumping of those pictures. Loving it cant wait for the big day

  11. Kimberly

    Congrats to the both of you. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous. May you guys continue to be blessed.

  12. Kimberly Harry

    Congrats on your engagement. The pictures are beautiful. God bless you guys, wishing you all the best!

  13. Latasha

    Simply gorgeous!!!

  14. Elizabeth Todd-Breland

    Beautiful pics Jamila! Congratulations!! πŸ™‚

  15. Becca

    These are stunning! Congrats to the beautiful couple!

  16. Nke

    Just stunning, Jamila!! Congrats to you both!!

  17. Natalie van den Berg-Cowie

    May your love bloom brighter and your companionship grow sweeter with each passing year. Congratulations on your up and coming wedding. your a beautiful couple

  18. Kebba

    You know I’ve got you family! You two look great and I’m so happy for you. Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help ya win.

  19. Heather

    OMG!!! THESE are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

  20. Lauren

    Dang girl….some sexy poses! I love the pictures, you guys look so great!

  21. Sarah

    I looooove these pictures. You two both look beautiful. I wish I could be there to see the gorgeous day! Congratulations!

  22. C Gran

    Great photos!

  23. Erin

    Simply beautiful!!

  24. Jessica Gillespie

    Awww, Mila; Congrats, I’m so happy for u! Loving these pictures too! Wishing the best for u baby girl…

  25. Dionne

    Congrats to the beautiful couple!

  26. Dry Cash

    Mawd! Lawd GT Skulldugerey at it’s finest! Deez pics look like a Jamaican photo person Teck Dem! Deez are wonderful pics! Woods I wish u and ur wife all di Blessings weh come wid Marrige! It’s great! When u jump di brom beat a red strip and a shandy Fi wash out di skullduggerey! Lol Bless up! Dry Cash Bailz

  27. Kathy Drum

    Beautiful Pictures! You are absolutely gorgeous Jamila! Congratulations Jamila and Leon!

  28. Chris

    Happy for both of you! God Bless!

  29. sanjae

    These pics are beautiful!

  30. Alexia

    You’re a beautiful couple and these photographs truly capture it. May you have a lifetime of beautiful memories.

  31. Krystal

    Congrats Jamila and Leon..very happy for you two. Know that it’s hard work these days in a marriage but it is worth it!! Love you guys

  32. Malik Lee

    Man these are nice!!!!!

  33. Linsky

    I have said it before and I will say it again, these pictures belong in a magazine!

  34. Molik

    That was a great story on how he proposed. I wish you many happy years together. Congrats!

  35. Arlene Kendall

    Lovely! Lovely !Absolutely beautiful pictures Leon and Jamila.

  36. Jamilah

    I am so happy for you guys…..can’t wait to meet you Jamila. To my dear friend Leon…words can’t express how grateful I am to call you my friend….congrats to you both and best wishes : )

  37. Edwin Bourne

    Congrats Leon. Ya’ll came a long way. I know how those long distance relationships can be. Wish ya’ll the best.

  38. Rawley

    Beautiful Photo family! congratulations once again.

  39. Ronnie

    These pics are absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it!!!!

  40. Korte

    Beautiful!!! So happy for you both!!

  41. CSL

    Wishing you both many years of love & happiness.


  42. Trevor H

    Loving the pictures Jamila & Leon. Beautiful pictures!!! May God continue to bless the two of you. Proud of you two.

    Love Trev,

  43. michael williams

    i’m happy you have found love. You will always be the pain in the but little girl i’ve seen grow up into a beautiful woman. I love you to death and hope you have a great relationship pida. LOVE YOU!!!!!

  44. Redd

    These pics are beautiful! Congrats! May the Lord continue to bless you two!

  45. Elizabeth Barrett

    Love the pictures

  46. Sylvia Cowie

    Wishing the both of you blessings and long life – beautiful pics.

  47. Elizabeth Barrett

    Love the photos

  48. Maurice J

    Pictures look lovely!! Wish you guys the best!


  49. Danielle Kennedy- Wilson

    beatiful photos! wishing you both an eternity of happiness. enjoy planning you wedding and your life together!

  50. Denise Romano

    Miki I remember you when you were just about 3 years old. I must say you turned in to this beautiful woman. I wish you guys the best of luck and many happy years ahead. God Bless



  51. Shaq B

    These flicks official. 1st and 3rd were best.

  52. David Taylor

    The camera must of been smiling back at you guys while taking those photos… Real nice!!!

  53. Dimesha


  54. Deanna D

    Love it! What “specialness”. You deserve all of it. Congrats and all the best.




  56. Manny Kratsios

    OMG, look who’s grown up overnight? Leon, you are a very lucky man to have found Miki (your Jamila)-she’s an angel.
    I’m so happy for both of you. God Bless. Manny

  57. stephanie

    Love Love Love It!!!

  58. Shaquoia R.

    Love da pics.. Wish you guys nothing but happiness. Mwahh

  59. Stewart

    This is a winner

  60. Patsy

    Absolutely stunning and beautiful! May you both, Jamila & Leon, continue to keep God as the center of your joy.

    Love, Patsy

  61. Nikiesha


  62. Shelly

    Beautiful pics! Congrats Twin!

  63. dre

    looking good yall..lovely photos!!

  64. Bea

    LOVE THESE TWO!!! CONGRATS!!! Countdown to DR begins NOW!!

  65. Roy

    What a wonderful presentation, the pictures are beautiful!! Love you guys…

  66. Roger

    Pictures are great!!!

  67. Jay

    Love the support and love being shown on this page. Stunning engagement pictures. Best wishes to a long life together.

  68. Corey S.

    Good look, Fam!

  69. Latoya

    Congrats! Your pictures are breathtaking πŸ™‚

  70. Kemar

    Love the pics! Congrats!

  71. Edris

    I am so happy for the two of you and I wish you many blessings.

  72. Antoinette

    Beautiful! You both look amazing. πŸ™‚

  73. Will

    Great photos Jamila!!!

  74. Janine

    The pictures are gorgeous! I’m so happy for both of you!

  75. Arlevia

    Absolutely gorgeous! Wishing you guys blessings and love!

  76. Leejay

    Love is a beautiful thing. Especially when God is in the midst.

  77. Cassie

    Congrats Jamila & Leon!!! These pictures are beautiful!

  78. Shelly-Ann

    u both look fantastic….pics are beautiful, as if looking through a magazine…lots of love & best wishes from the Isaac family

  79. Shonda (your fellow Ace)

    Beatiful pictures Jamila! I LOVE the very first picture.

  80. Jamel

    You guys look great together! One love Mel!

  81. Michael Dent

    Awesome Pics!!!!! Congrats homie

  82. It's Me

    The Love, The Love, is over flowing. πŸ™‚

  83. Lestin

    Congratulations!!!….Great pictures!

  84. Toya

    What breathtaking photos!! Congratulations to the both of you.

  85. Maricarmen

    Congrats on your engagement, these photos are stunning!

  86. Andrea

    these are lovely pictures! I like the last night picture the best πŸ™‚

  87. Nicu

    Congrats !
    Beautiful photos !

  88. patrice

    beautiful spec!

  89. Daphne

    Jamila These are some gorgeous pictures!!!!

  90. Joalene

    The pics are beautiful!!! God Bless u guys and ur union!!

  91. Rene

    Beautiful people make beautiful pictures. Love them.

  92. Auntie Claire

    Luv ya’ll!!

  93. Malene

    This is so beautiful, makes me want to cry

  94. Tina (tee tee)

    You look fantastic. Beautiful pictures, girl. I’m am just thrilled for you!

  95. Al

    Great Pics!

  96. Shuenn Siang Ng

    Happy Wedding to you!

  97. Tierra

    These pictures are absolutely B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! You two look great together πŸ™‚

  98. Khali

    She’s Beatiful Leon. I wish you both the best. Sometimes it takes a gentelemn from the BRONX to be the better person. LOL

  99. Arlette

    Simply beautiful. Loved each photo. Nicely DONE~

  100. Gretchen

    Such beautiful photos, congratulations Kendall!

  101. Tierra

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! You two make such a cute couple! Wishing you both all the happiness your hearts can handle πŸ™‚

  102. Chris Mitchell

    wow..! fantastico!

  103. Xiaohang Zhang


  104. Katria

    These are gorgeous! Good pickin Tiger. πŸ™‚ The two of you make a beautiful couple-and your story is soooo sweet. πŸ™‚

  105. Mariam

    Vey nice pictures. You guys are a beautiful couple!

  106. David B

    Pictures are very nice and congrats to the both of you. All the best in life and love each other no matter what.

  107. mohamoud

    very nice pics…congrats

  108. Ashley

    I love these photos!!! They look great! good looking couple

  109. Leon

    Thanks for the love guys…spread the word.

  110. Shoney

    These are very beautiful pictures Jamila & Leon!! You can see how much you guys are in love! Such a beautiful thing!! I love that! Once again, CONGRATULATIONS!!

  111. Denise

    You guys look great together!

  112. Lavessia

    I’m happy for u

  113. Stefanie

    These pics are gorgeous! Y’all could be in a magazine! Best of luck to you!!

  114. Yvette

    Stunning, beautiful, wonderful….words don’t do it justice. πŸ™‚

  115. KerryAnnBeckford

    Great Pics . Beautiful Couple

  116. Sirad

    SOOOOOOOOO beautiful, you’re pics are AWESOME!!!
    I’m so happy for you two, teardrops…

  117. Shayna & Andy

    Congratz again guys, these pics are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Can’t wait to join you in DR!

  118. lydia

    congratulations, the pictures are fantastic. you two make a beautiful couple. am happy for you.

  119. Tina Payne

    These pictures of you and your lovely bride-to-be are BEAUTIFUL!! Many blessings to the both of you for a long lasting marriage.

  120. Dr. Jamaal Scott

    These pictures are official. Jaxon is the truth, they did their thing for Malik and Stephanie, so I know you’re in good hands. Congrats yo

  121. Jaye


  122. Justin

    great pics man… ya’ll look great… i hope i get an invite to the wedding and festivities… Congrats

  123. Tiffani J.

    These pictures are guys look awesome! Congrats again on the engagement and many blessings to you both.

  124. Michelle McBean

    You two make a lovely couple. The pictures are beautiful. Good luck on your upcoming event.

  125. Melly Mel

    Congratulations! Can’t wait.. Will def be there.
    Pictures are beautiful.

  126. James Lee

    The beach shots are just beautiful.

  127. Dara Nicholas

    Absolutely beautiful. you know i love the one laying on beach. Congratulations on the engagement. I hope you are using this photographer for the wedding. We had some trouble with our wedding, these guys seem to have vision. πŸ™‚

  128. Jamel Nicholas

    Congrats! the wife said it all. And thanks for coming out to the house. hope you guys win great photos

  129. enoch

    These photos are timeless! Congrats!

  130. Randy

    Yo son… this is fly… good look! Congratulations!

  131. Solange

    I absolutely love it… you guys look magnificent! What great pictures… wishing you the best on your wedding day!

  132. Eve

    All I can say is WOW! The best engagement pics I’ve seen thus far…

  133. Shurland

    Very beautiful pictures. You guys look great together. Congrats!

  134. Kenyetta B

    Awesome pictures! Wishing you both the best in love marriage. Life spent with a loved one, priceless! Congratulations!

  135. 5 Star General

    What them say father foul! Large up to you and Jah aka Milla. Blessed!
    Tally up!

  136. Arlington

    Congrats to you both on your beautiful union. May it be guided by the one from above til the end of your days.

  137. kenneth

    Congrats Micki,May God continue to Bless You.Great Photos.

  138. Alfred.

    Congratulations,beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple.appreciate and be good to each other throughout life.

  139. Maria C.

    Truly gorgeous photographs and a truly lovely couple. As a friend of Arlene’s, I wish nothing but absolute joy for the two of them. Congratulations!

  140. Cousin Eustace & Lorna

    It’s A joy to see young people taking the giant step. Our blessings are with you. You make a wonderful couple. Can’t wait for the big day!!! CONGRATULATIONS

  141. Cousin Eustace & Lorna

    It is truly a joy to see young people take the giant step. Our blessings are with you. Can’t wait for the big day!!
    What beautiful pics! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  142. Donnetta Batson

    Congratulations Leon & Jamila. Lovely pictures. God Bless.

  143. Lloyd Batson

    My dear nephew, I am proud of you and your wife to be. May God continue to bless you all and guide you both through this wonderful experience.

  144. Maria Benn

    Hi Leon and Jamila congratulation on your upcoming special. God’s blessings to both of you.

  145. Maria Benn

    Congratulations Leon and Jamila. Beautiful pictures. May God continue to shine his light on your path.

  146. Stephanie B.

    Love the pics! Congrats!! πŸ™‚

  147. Donna K.


  148. melissa jones

    too cute!!! get a room

  149. Emily Bayley


  150. Brandi Beatty

    So Beautiful! You look like models!

  151. Diana Mumford

    Totally Gorgeous! So happy for you!

  152. veronica mcgregor

    congrats Jamila!!!Good luck on your new life together. Marriage is a great thing. It’s what you make it.

  153. Justin Batson

    Beautiful pictures cousin

  154. Maybelline

    These pictures are breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful. You two will make a hot looking bride and groom πŸ™‚

  155. Allison

    Comgrats Leon and Jamilla

  156. Allison

    Congrats Leon and Jamila!

  157. Marie Galante

    beautiful photos – best wishes to the happy couple!!

  158. Jeannie

    Beautiful pictures. Congrats!

  159. Irene Quesada

    What a beautiful couple! Congratulations!

  160. Laura Ocskay

    Absolutely beautiful. Two beautiful people. Photographer did an outstanding job with the photos.

  161. bee

    Beautiful picutes

  162. NICOLE


  163. june

    lovely pics

  164. Avion

    Beautiful pics! Everything about them are exquisite! Congratulations to both of you!

  165. Quanisha

    So Beautiful!

  166. yazzy

    Congrats Jamila!!! So happy for you dear!

  167. Erica & Kelcey

    Your pics are beautiful! Congratulations to the both of you and many blessings as you embark on a new journey together as one.

  168. Alipoo

    congrats… too cute!

  169. Michelle

    Congrats on ur engagement Jamila I have known you for yrs and I’m just so happy to here that your getting married. If there’s anyone thats deserves to be happy its you. I have always admired your strengthen and your wisdom God bless you both love u…..

  170. Michelle Dubois

    congrats on your engagement you both look amazing God bless Jamila….

  171. Michelle Dubois

    congrats on your engagement you guys look amazing God bless

  172. Rhonda

    Congrats! You two look great!

  173. Barine


  174. KJ Cummings

    Fantastic! You’ve got my vote.

  175. Erika

    Congrats Jamila!!! Love the pictures, very beautiful!!!

  176. Abbigail

    Wow! very classy Leon. Congratulations, a blissful life together. The pictures are lovely.

  177. Jonnel

    I am super duper excited for you all. I so love the pics also. πŸ™‚ God Bless.

  178. abel z.

    Congats Jamila nice pics.

  179. Orlinda

    Congrats cuz beautiful pics.

  180. Valerie Benn

    Love the pics! Congratulations!!! God has smiled on the two of you!!! Auntie’s proud!

  181. Pamela

    Wow! Beautiful pics! Congrats on your Wedding πŸ™‚

  182. Michele

    very beautiful pics Congrats

  183. Melissa Reid

    congrats to both of you, hope all goes well.

  184. Jamila

    Thank you guys for all the love. I just might cry. It’s because of our friends and family that we have made it this far. Love you guys.

    πŸ™‚ LeeJay

  185. Jamila

    Thank you guys for all the love. I just might cry. It’s because of our friends and family that we have made it this far. Love you guys.


  186. Jamila

    Thank you guys for all the love. I just might cry. It’s because of our friends and family that we have made it this far. Love you guys.


  187. Roger

    These pics are fuego! That means fire Leon…lol

  188. Travis

    Congrats guys!

  189. Hong & Clive McBean

    The pictures are very breath-taking amazingly beautiful….flawless to my eyes….& one very amazing beautiful couple in Love…..sizzling HOT pictures!

  190. Shineka

    Congrats hun very beautiful pics

  191. Sonya

    Miki, your engagement pictures are absolutely fantastic. I am loving them esp. images #1 & 2 (ooohh lala lol congratulations again.

  192. Alicia

    Congratulations Jamila & Leon. You guys look great in these pictures.

  193. Cheryl Thorne

    Jamila I am so proud of the beautiful young lady you have become. Congratulations my dear to you and your fiancΓ©.

  194. Simone

    Your engagement pictures are beautiful.

  195. Son Son

    Wow, your photographer did an amazing job. Step aside Will & Kate, here comes Jamila & Leon.

  196. ALain Codio

    Dont forget this companionship is “TILL THE VERY END”
    I am truly happy for the both of you.

  197. Maria Benn

    Congrats. Beautiful pictures. God Bless

  198. Trishboogie

    You guys look so happy. May your journey together be bountiful with blessings and absent of burdens!

  199. Belinda Montefusco

    lovely!!!!!! beautiful moment captured…

  200. Josh Montefusco


  201. R Peek

    they go together like pb & J

  202. R Peek

    no, more like E&J and coke….

  203. Ali

    congrats!!! loves it

  204. Erin

    Congrats Jamila!!! Gorgeous pictures!!

  205. Ray

    these pics are wavy, yall. congrats

  206. gloria green

    very nice and colorful them

  207. maria belin

    The pictures are very beautiful and they complement each other.

  208. Susie Becker

    Wow, I am crying just to read the little, short romance provided here with the pictures – then the PICTURES! OMG!! What a dreamy realtionship they portray. Beautiful choices of landscapes/backgrounds and amazing poses both of Jamilla alone and the both of you! You should both quit your day jobs and model! (or maybe it is the talent of the photographer that creates such perfection in you both)… either way, you are both inspiringly good-looking and you can tell the attractiveness is deep inside as well! With just such a few photos so carefully selected, a very happy and successful marriage is predictable! πŸ™‚ Love ya, Jamilla!

  209. Vicky Hunter

    These pictures are FANTASTIC and what a great couple. we love you Jamilla!!!!!!

  210. Marilyn Mills

    photos are very touching. absolutely gorgeous!

  211. SHARON


  212. Jacqueline Capers

    Leon & Jamila, your photos are beautiful and you two radiate the love between you! I wish you the best and I can’t wait to hear all about the wedding.



  213. Laytrina

    Your pictures look great! You guys look wonderful.

  214. Mia

    You should give everyone a copy of these photos, they are so exquisite.

  215. chelsea

    Wow!!! What fabulous pics!!!

  216. chelsea


  217. chelsea


  218. chelsea

    how cool!

  219. chelsea

    you are so pretty!!!

  220. carmen

    You are beautiful!

  221. Anna

    You are so beautiful! Beautiful pictures wonderful photograhy.

  222. Darron

    Great Pictures.

  223. Darron

    the bride to be looks absoutley beautiful.( Jamila) They are the true definiation of black love.

  224. Rita Slagle

    Beautiful couple!

  225. Danielle Bryant

    I love Jamila and Tiger! They are the perfect couple!

  226. joni baumann


  227. Cassie R

    These pic are absolutely beautiful…
    Very wonderfully orchestrated.

  228. Jamila & Leon

    Thank you Friends and Family for all the love. A few more days left. Spread the word.

  229. Jason L.

    Great Pics…beautiful! Congratulations!

  230. Carmen

    Leon & Jamila, you two make a perfect couple. I love the story of how you two got together and how your love grow over long distance. I can’t wait to see and hear about the wedding.

  231. Ms.Teresa

    Jamila these pictures are beautiful. Congrats to you guys.

  232. Charmel

    Jamila and Leon I love you guys. You have a great man!!!!!! congrats

  233. Charlene

    Congrats guys

  234. Lee

    These pics are flawless my dude

  235. Jamila

    Thanx for all the love. We truly appreciate it.

  236. Jamila


  237. Jamila

    Good look Jay!!!!!

  238. Amilcar

    good look jay

  239. Alain

    I can’t wait for DR!!!!!

  240. Lex

    You make me proud lil sis

  241. Angelique

    Love you Miki

  242. Angelique

    Love you Miks

  243. Tab

    Very nice pics!

  244. Dionne

    Congrats. BEAUTIFUL pics & you two make a gorgeous couple

  245. Allison McKenzie

    Congrats Jamila….beautiful pictures..I am so happy for yall. take care..

  246. Marcia P

    Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the engagement!

  247. Pam


  248. Angelique

    I love these gorgeous pictures!!!

  249. Angelique

    I love these gorgeous pictures!!!!!

  250. Marguerite Wright


  251. Enrique Passmore

    Nice pics guys…

  252. Stephanie Passmore

    Love you guys…

  253. Tiffany morrison

    Congradulations….your pics are awesome….the winning!

  254. Tiffany morrison


  255. Kirstin Ellis

    Congratulations! Your pictures are beautiful!

  256. Marcus Brown


  257. Carlotta Grant

    congratulations. You guys are very photogenic

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