Madison and Caroline’s engagement session was at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, KY. They had a beautiful day, and there was still some fall color left. Caroline traveled to visit Madison and his family for Thanksgiving, so it was the perfect way to celebrate their engagement with photos. We had so much fun walking around the beautiful Keeneland grounds getting to know Madison and Caroline hearing all about their love story.
Madison and Caroline met at Pepperdine University in the spring of 2017. Madison was a junior, and Caroline was a freshman. Greek life was putting on a show, and Madison’s fraternity was paired with Caroline’s friend’s sorority, who brought Caroline along. During a break, he noticed Caroline was reading Harry Potter, but the book was in German, which was interesting to him. So Madison went up to Caroline to initiate a conversation. Madison thought Caroline was more interested in her book than him, but the opposite was true. Instead, Caroline was so excited that he was talking to her that she could barely get a word out. Madison was a media production major and had a video project that required an actress. Since it was a small assignment and would just be him and her in the video, Madison messaged Caroline on Facebook asking her if she would be willing to be in it. Thankfully, she said yes, and they had a good time shooting. A few days later, Caroline almost gave up on Madison after not hearing from him. Madison then asked Caroline out for frozen yogurt, which is the staple first date spot at Pepperdine. It was a fun date spent getting to know each other, and Caroline has to credit that a cup of froyo was the first step to finding her future husband. Together Madison and Caroline love being active, whether it’s hiking, doing photoshoots, dance lessons, trying new places to eat, watching movies, playing video games, and spending time outside.
Madison knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Caroline. They went to Gatlinburg to celebrate their second anniversary. Madison had done photoshoots with Caroline before, so he knew it would be the perfect way to fool her. Madison asked if they could do a shoot at a local waterfall, and Caroline graciously agreed to get ready for a 6:00 am 45-minute hike to Laurel Falls to avoid the crowds. Once they arrived, they climbed down the rock wall to the base of the waterfall. Madison set up his camera with a tripod and drone. He then pulled out his laptop and played a video with some of their favorite memories, including video footage from that first video project. Caroline started to realize what was happening. Madison then got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Caroline, of course, said yes!
Engagement Session Location: Keeneland Racecourse
Engagement Ring: G.D.A. Jewelers in Lexington, KY
Engagement Photography by Kevin and Anna Photography