Engagement Photos at Beauty Spot on Unaka Mountain in Erwin TN
Johnson City Tennessee Engagement Photographer
Derek & Kaitlyn's Engagement Session at Beauty Spot, Erwin TN
The weather at Beauty Spot is always so unpredictable and it did not disappoint on the day I photographed their engagement session. We left Johnson City with clear skies, drove up the mountain and arrived to heavy cloud cover, fog and chilling wind, then the sky opened up for a beautiful blue sky mountain view (see last photo)... to some that sounds awful but to a photographer that sounds amazing! I am looking forward to their upcoming wedding at Harvest Acres in Limestone TN.
Scroll down to read all about their sweet love story and see their gorgeous engagement photos!
How did the two of you met?
"We met at Etsu! We both studied microbiology and the first time we met was in micro club. (Yes we’re giant nerds)! We dated for a year and 2 months. We’ve been engaged for about 4 months. He asked me by totally surprising me at my apartment. When I came home there were rose petals all over the floor. He and my roommate planned all of this out and it was absolutely perfect." -Kaitlyn
When was the moment you knew you were meant to marry each other?
Derek's answer - I knew early on that I wanted to marry Kaitlyn; I think it was around April which was just 2 months after we started dating. I could tell that she was the one made for me, that she was my soul mate.
Kaitlyn's answer - I knew very early into our relationship that Derek was the one I was supposed to marry. The more we talked the more interests and personality traits we discovered we shared. It was pretty obvious that we were made for each other.
What are 3 qualities you admire about each other?
Derek's answer - I love how considerate Kaitlyn is - She constantly is checking on me, making sure I'm okay and I love that; it makes me feel special. I love how she loves me - She shows me everyday how much she loves me and it always reminds me how lucky I am to have her in my life. She is so funny - She makes me laugh and smile daily; If I am having a rough day she will brighten it up instantly.
Kaitlyn's answer - Derek is so supportive of me. He is always my shoulder to lean on no matter the circumstance. He also encourages me in everything I do and is my biggest fan. He has the biggest heart. He cares so much about everyone and always puts others first. Derek is my partner in crime. I can trust that he will always be on my side. I'm pretty sure he knows me better than I know myself.
Do you think you’ll cry/get emotional on your wedding day?
"I think we will both be very emotional on our wedding day. We plan on doing our vows in private so it’s going to be very emotional for us." - Kaitlyn
Which East TN wedding venue did you choose and why?
"We chose Harvest Acres in Limestone Tennessee. What drew us to our wedding venue choice was that Harvest Acres is rustic but elegant. We love that it’s back off the road and how beautiful the property is. The barn is also just a few miles away from where we live!" - Derek & Kaitlyn
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