A Destination Forest Engagement Session | Rachelle & Austin

She smiled as she traded papers with the guy next to her and began scanning the words written on the paper in front of her. She knew the paper he was to grade wasn’t her best work, and quickly began to realize that his essay wasn’t a literary masterpiece either. Somehow that day, Austin and Rachelle got past the grammar atrocities of their half finished papers and began a conversation... a conversation that started as polite composition class acquaintances and continues to this day as husband and wife.

Last week, Lucas and I flew to Ohio to spent a few days with Austin and Rachelle during an incredibly special season of their lives. We met up with them on Friday morning for their sunrise engagement session, and from the moment we walked in the doors we felt like we had known them forever. Together we explored Rachelle’s backyard and the forest near her home in Frazeysberg, Ohio before heading to Newark to take advantage of the scenery at Dawes Arboretum. We had a wonderful time, from climbing precariously through the forest to soaking up the sun at the arboretum, and we truly could not feel more blessed for the opportunity to document just a sliver of the love these two share.