Karissa and Joe are such a fun and adventurous couple. We were so excited when they asked us to take their engagement photos in the Red River Gorge. Karissa and Joe met while they were working together at Karissa’s first job just after she had graduated from PTA school. One of Karissa’s coworkers told her that she should start dating Joe and from that point forward she couldn’t stop thinking about him. The only problem was that she wasn’t sure if he liked her. Little did she know that Joe shared the same feelings. As they started talking and getting to know each other, Joe found out that Karissa loved decorating for the holidays. Joe realized that this was his chance and so he told Karissa that he didn’t have any holiday decorations or pictures on the wall in his new house. So he asked her if they could go shopping together and pick out some things to decorate his house. Their first date was to the At Home store so that Karissa could help Joe pick out some decorations. After their visit to the store, they also decided to go on a hike at Raven Run a local nature preserve. Who knew that down the road Joe would actually propose to Karissa at Raven Run as well.
Karissa and Joe wanted to be adventurous for their engagement session and so they decided to do them in the Red River Gorge. Their love for hiking and the great outdoors made it the perfect place to take their photos. The colors in the gorge were absolutely stunning that day. We started off the session at Mill Creek Lake which is surrounded by a colorful forest and large cliff faces. It definitely made for an epic backdrop. Next, we drove along a winding gravel road to Princess Arch in Stanton, Kentucky. We finished the engagement session off by hiking the Chimney Top Overlook Trail. The sun breathtakingly peaked over the ridge as we squeezed the last ounce of sun for the day. We are so excited to share a few of our favorite photos from their engagement session. Looking forward to their wedding next year at Spring Valley Golf Course.
Engagement Ring: Rivard Fine Jewelry
Makeup: Trish Allen with Image Insight
Mill Creek Lake in Slade, Kentucky
Princess Arch and Chimney Top Rock in Stanton, Kentucky
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