Emily + Garrison | Murray State Arboretum Engagement Session by Emily Margaret


Emily and I knew each other way back in our elementary school age days. Somewhere in my photo albums, I have a photo of us at a valentines day party where she's looking quite stylish and I'm wielding a spatula of pink cookie frosting. I'm sure it was a significant moment for the both of us. 

More recently, I spent an afternoon in Murray, Kentucky at the Murray State Arboretum with Emily and her fiance (now husband!) Garrison. These two go so well together, and most of our shoot consisted of Garrison keeping Emily laughing with his witty one-liners and quotes from The Office

Fun fact- they met at a mutual friend's birthday party and after they said "hi", the first thing they said to each other was the infamous Michael Scott quote, "that's what she said" at the same time. Sparks flew and they bonded that night over music & mutual nerdy interests.

Dennis and Ashley | Paducah Historic Coke Plant Engagement Session by Emily Margaret

"And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more"
-Christina Perri | A Thousand Years

She's a girl from Maine and he's a boy from Uganda. They met one magical night at a church bonfire and after months of emailing, texting, and video chatting across nine timezones, the rest became history.

I am SO excited to share Dennis and Ashley's engagement session because they are two dear friends of mine and I could not be more thrilled that they are getting married. Ashley, my Portland-granola-world-traveler friend left her heart in Africa several years ago after she lived there for a few months, so when she met Dennis, they had an instant connection. 

We shot their engagement session at the historic coca-cola plant building in Paducah and it turned out to be the perfect location because it felt about -25 degrees outside and who looks cute while freezing anyways.