Carmen & Joe's story is one that I am so excited to share with you!! She is originally from Oregon, he is from New Hampshire, both ending up in Arkansas because of teaching!! They met when they both decided to run the same marathon in the town Carmen was living in, & even though it took a month for their relationship to really begin, it's easy to see that God orchestrated it all in His perfect timing!! Carmen & Joe are one of the most selfless & genuine couples I've had the honor of knowing, so the fact that I get to capture this season of their story is truly the greatest blessing!!
I absolutely loved getting to know Carmen & Joe better during their Memphis engagement session last week! After having to reschedule twice (strep for me & then an entire day of rain, bless it), they were so understanding & suggested that we do a morning session instead of the normal afternoon time! This meant that I got to travel to Memphis, the city that's like home to them & is like a second home to me!! We started off my walking down Main Street at about 7am, which meant that we had the entire street to ourselves!! It felt like we were the only 3 people in the city!! It SO cool to experience a city I love so much in a completely different light than usual! For our second location, we went to Overton Square Park, a place where Carmen loves to go on her runs, & it was absolutely gorgeous!! The leaves still had tons of color (thank you Tennessee for having such a late fall this year!), & we found the most perfect trail to take some super precious photos!! I'm telling y'all, these two made my job so easy by just being themselves & letting me just capture them spending time together--the absolute BEST!!
I seriously cannot wait for Carmen & Joe's wedding in May!! Even though they are from up north, they decided to have their wedding here in the south right outside of Memphis to give their families & friends a true southern wedding experience! I'm SO honored to be the one to get to capture it because I know it will be just the best celebration!!