Summer Engagement Portraits at The Nest at Ruth Farms | JD & Kimberly

It was a warm July day as they wandered through the gardens together. When Kimberly agreed to go on vacation with JDs family, she knew she wanted to see Garvan Woodland Gardens because she had fallen in love with the chapel. So, after walking through the entire gardens, she and J.D. finally arrived at the gardens last. And it was there, surrounded by the towering glass chapel, that J.D. asked Kimberly to be his wife.

I love that, even though Kimberly and J.D. aren't from Arkansas, their season of engagement will be bookended at Garvan Gardens when the couple is married there later this month. And, in the meantime, I was thrilled to be able to photograph these two while we were in Texas a few weeks ago! We spend most of our time together at The Nest at Ruth Farms, a new venue in Ponder, Texas. And ya'll. It's absolutely stunning. From the rolling hills surrounding the white barn to the shiplap walls and light wood floors, I couldn't get over how beautiful everything was!! It was a joy to photograph there and spend the afternoon with Kimberly and JD, and I hope you enjoy just a couple of my favorites from our time together!!