Taylor & Vaughan || Nashville Summer Engagement Session


A few weeks ago I flew out to Nashville for a quick 24-hour trip to capture Taylor and Vaughan’s engagement photos. Taylor went to Franciscan University with me (she was just a few years ahead of me) and we belonged to the same household (FUS’s version of a sorority). Taylor is an incredible musician and she has sung at quite a few of the weddings I’ve photographed for fellow Franciscan alumni, we’ve joked that we keep seeing each other at all the weddings we work together.

Needless to say, I was SO excited when I heard that Taylor was engaged and it was finally her turn to be the bride. I was even more stoked when she reached out asking about my availability.

While I’ve known Taylor for years, this was my first time meeting Vaughan. He is such a good man and I’m thrilled that these two found each other. I asked how they met and they met last fall when they both had a random inclination to go play volleyball at Centennial Park in Nashville. Little did they know that that seemingly small decision was about to change the course of their lives.

Since they met at Centennial Park, it was only fitting to start their engagement session there. We started near the water and then used the pillars of the Parthenon for some epic shots. From there we headed out to Franklin, TN to finish their session at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. I had found that location after googling Nashville engagement sessions and it seemed the perfect complimentary location.

I love how their photos turned out and I’m so glad it worked out the way it did. When I’m traveling for an engagement session and there is no option to reschedule, we just pray for the weather to work out and hope for the best. And goodness did we get the perfect evening.

I only got a tiny taste of Nashville, but it was enough to have me convinced that I need to plan a trip to go back!


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