Alicia is a sweet friend of ours. When we found out she wanted us to capture her special day we were ecstatic! When we met Brandon we could tell right away that they were perfect for each other. Alicia and Brandon are in love with Buffalo Trace Distillery and are getting married there next summer. They decided that Buffalo Trace Distillery would be the perfect place for their engagement photos. We love Buffalo Trace because of all of the old historic buildings, gardens, and the famous bourbon barrel room. We had so much fun exploring with them and hearing all about their love story. We had a blast celebrating their engagement with them and can’t wait for their wedding next summer!
Brandon and Alicia met at Georgetown College the first week that Alicia had moved from California. Brandon started the women’s lacrosse program and so he became Alicia’s main point of contact since she was building the Acrobatics & Tumbling program from scratch. At the time they were both adamant about not dating a co-worker. They started hanging out together on official work business. One day they decided to go to the Louisville State Fair together for a nonwork related hang out. Brandon was shocked that Alicia had never been to a state fair or tried a deep fried Oreo. Of course, it was delicious and they had a wonderful time. It was the start of the beginning of something special. Every year they attend the state fair and remember the beginning of their friendship that turned into a relationship.
Brandon started planning to propose to Alicia two months before so that he could coordinate with all of the special people in Alicia’s life. They went to Elk Creek Winery for a wine tasting with some of their friends. At the end of the tour, they came to the wine cave where everyone took a photo in front of a huge wine barrel. When it came time for Alicia and Brandon to take a photo Alicia’s friend turned her around to fix her hair. When she turned around Brandon was on one knee holding the ring. Alicia was in shock and couldn’t believe that Brandon had been able to be so sneaky. The engagement ring is an heirloom that has been in Brandon’s family for over 100 years. Alicia was even more surprised when she found out that Brandon’s family, her family, and her friends had all flown in to celebrate with them. We are so excited to share some of our favorite photos from Alicia and Brandon’s engagement session. Check back next summer to see the rest of their love story unfold.
Engagement Session Location: Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY
Engagement Photos by Kevin and Anna Photography