A Fall Lake Engagement Session | Ariel & James

From the second they met, they both felt at ease, comfortable, and just right together. So when James asked Ariel to dinner and a movie, it seemed like the most natural thing in the world. And although it was their first date, their nerves were calm and they both felt like they had known each other forever.

Soon, Ariel moved to Texas for graduate school, and even though they would be separated by an incredibly long drive, distance couldn't keep them apart. They were determined to make it work, no matter how many miles separated them or how long it would be until they were together again, because they knew that what they had was worth it.

Last week, I met up with Ariel and James in Arkadelphia for their engagement session, and had the best time with the two of them. James is a football coach, so naturally we took advantage of the football field at Henderson for some casual photos of the two of them hanging out and throwing a ball around. Then we headed out to DeGray lake to wander around the forest and catch the sunset on the beach. Watching these two interact, it's so incredibly clear how perfect they are for each other, and it couldn't have been more of a joy to document their connection. 

Ariel and James, thank you for spending the afternoon with me! I'm beyond thrilled to be a part of this season of your lives, and  I hope you love these images as much as I do!