Abby & Cory Engagement }Cheaha State Park

     First, I have to comment on how precious this couple is. Cory claims that seeing Abby at a Bible study at Jacksonville State was that storybook “love at first sight”. He proposed to her at the Vulcan patio overlooking Birmingham (and nearly crashing a wedding while at it) with the surprise of her two best friends waiting there to be with her. He shoved the ring on her hand before she could even say yes!

     For their engagement shoot, Abby and Cory had this old lady doing some things that were way out of my comfort zone—for instance, a hike of about 10,000 miles through Cheaha State Park (maybe that’s an exaggeration, but that’s what it felt like for me, following these experienced hikers around), and a sprint through dark woods with only flashlights to help us out. But getting to see this gorgeous couple in the fading light under a gorgeous waterfall made the physical exhaustion of the day totally worth it. From the waterfall we had to rush to our final spot, the sunlight threatening to completely escape us. By the time we were done, we had to go on the aforementioned flashlight trek.

     I’m super excited to get to be photographing the wedding in December, as I had the honor of photographing her brother’s a few years ago. I offer my greatest congratulations for this couple’s engagement and I’m so excited to see what adventures God has in store for them!

“Engagement marks the end of a whirlwind romance and the beginning of an eternal love story.”