Carley & Kurt are very newly engaged, and we were so excited to get to spend some time with them recently while the celebration is fresh. I especially love that they made a date day out of their engagement session… spending the hours leading up to picture time exploring a new city together, and just enjoying one another’s company. We were blessed with a gorgeous sunny afternoon, and I just LOVE the feeling in these images… spring is just around the corner!
These portraits were scheduled relatively last minute, because not only are Carley & Kurt newly engaged, but Carley just found out that she has breast cancer. She will be undergoing chemo treatments soon, with surgery scheduled in the future. She knows her body and hair are likely to change over the next few months, and wanted to take engagement portraits before all those changes start. To see the way Kurt holds her & encourages her is so wonderful. This couple has a long road ahead of them, but with such a strong & solid love for each other, and incredibly positive attitudes, I know they’re going to kick cancer’s butt. TOGETHER.
If you want to follow along with Carley’s journey, she gave me permission to share the link to the blog she recently started. CLICK HERE. I know I’ll be reading along with her, and praying every day that her treatments are successful. I think having a wedding is probably the very best way in the world to celebrate beating cancer! 🙂
Here are my favorite images from this sunny, snuggly session!
Carley’s bright blue dress was so perfect in this setting… I nearly stole it right offa her, but then she’d have had a long drive home naked, and I figured it might sour our working relationship. 🙂
WHOA. Smoulder much?
The color of Carley’s eyes is just crazy gorgeous!
We had to hike through a few brambles to get to this spot, but it was so completely worth it. When we’ve shot in this area before, this spot was all completely underwater! I’ll never wish for a drought, but if we’ve got to have one, at least it uncovers gems like this!
You two are so adorable together. Thank you for digging out all that PDA and spending the evening with us. You are in our prayers as you embark on this new journey together, and we know you are going to be triumphant. We can’t wait to hear all about the wedding when you start planning!