It was Sunday morning, a very special Sunday morning in fact.  Reverend Marshall was preparing for his first sermon as Pastor of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church. Feeling excited, he stepped in front of the congregation he would quickly come to love and invited God’s presence among them.  Looking up, Marshall smiled at the pretty girl in the purple dress sitting with his parents.  He and Deanna had been friends in college, keeping in touch even when time and distance came between them. He felt lucky to have the support of a women that loved God just as much as he did.

Deanna felt lucky as well.  When she agreed to attend Marshall’s service that day, she had no idea that this would be the beginning of their incredible love story.  After that first Sunday at Reedy Creek, Deanna and Marshall began spending more and more time together.  They quickly fell in love, knowing without a doubt that they were meant to be together.  On May 14th, Deanna came over to Marshall’s house to find a beautiful scene he had created in his backyard just for her.  Getting down on one knee Marshall asked Deanna to spend forever with him!  Deanna quickly agreed, a huge smile spreading across her face as she threw her arms around the man she loved.  Deanna and Marshall are tying the knot on October 19, 2013 and I couldn’t be more excited for them!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of capturing Deanna and Marshall’s beautiful engagement session at Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church and Steele Creek Park in Tennessee.  Enjoy a few of my favorite photos from the day below!

It was really incredible to have the opportunity to photograph Deanna and Marshall in the church that means so much to both of them!

I was in love with these beautiful old doors, original to the church!

Deanna and Marshall were laughing freely all day.  It is obvious to see how happy they are going to be together.


Deanna, you truly are SO BEAUTIFUL!  Your smile and love for life and others is contagious.

Feeling adventurous, Deanna and Marshall waded barefoot into the creek.

To end the session, they got into a playful splash fight in the water!

Deanna and Marshall, thank you so much for spending the morning with me.  It was a true honor to capture your engagement session.  I wish you both endless amounts of love and happiness in the future!


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  1. Randy Beavers says:

    Deanna is a beautiful young woman and you captured her beauty in these engagement pictures. There are many of the photos that I really like. You know I like the photos shot through the tree limbs that provide a natural frame for Deanna and Marshall. I like the photos in the church too, but my favorite is in the water where they are splashing water on each other. This is a cool photo…literally!

  2. Judy Pak Chung says:

    what an adorable and fun session!