• Garrett + Rachel | Engaged

trying to think about what to write about these two… I couldn’t help but wonder who I’m closer to! Rachel is two years younger than me but as soon as she came to CNU, we became friends and started hanging out on a regular basis!  We literally talked and shared EVERYTHING.  From roommates, to our pasts, to our boyfriends/fiancés, to what our futures were going to look like…. we talked about it all. I love this girl. I love her heart, her sarcasm, her honesty and her boldness. She’s just an amazing girl. Then there’s Garrett. Welp, I don’t really know where to begin.  We were neighbors and served on the IV worship team together

for several years and we became great friends…. and there are some friends that are SUCH great friends that you feel perfectly comfortable YELLING at them quite often. Our friendship is weird. We respect each other so much that we make fun of one another…. Garrett never had a little sister to yell at growing up and so during those two years at CNU, we joked that I filled that role. It sounds like we hate each other but we don’t. Garrett is a great guy with an incredible passion for the Lord and Michael and I both consider him an amazing friend.


The crazy part about the story of Garrett and Rachel is that I was so close to both of them… and so when they started “talking”… I got to hear both sides.   Months before Garrett even knew Rachel, I remember him saying “KK, I just don’t know if there is a girl out there for me”.  Haha… welllllll, shows how much he knows! As soon as I met Rach, I thought about Garrett. Sure,  they were two years apart but this may just be the perfect match.  I try not to take credit for setting them up… because really, I didn’t…. but I like to think that I did! They are an INCREDIBLE pair. Really, I’m SO excited for them and I just know that the Lord is going to do amazing things through their marriage and new life together. I cannot WAIT for this wedding!!!!!! I’m going to cry through the whole thing!!! I spent several years praying for Rach and her future and it’s simply amazing to see the next step of her life unfold. Gah! And I get to capture it!!! woohooo!!!! Enjoy my MANY favorites!! Happy weekend!!!

Love this!

A favorite!!!!

Never done a “one eye” shot before… but Rach has the perfect eyes for it!! Love this!

Garrett! Who knew you had a model face!! I’m impressed!

I’m sure you’re thinking “aw! they seem like fun people”…. and you’re right:) We had a blast… even in the ghetto. It was a TAD on the sketchy side but we made it work!

The left photo? Yea I love that too:)


Rachel just stop. You are simply stunning.. I hope you love this as much as I do! I know Garrett will!!!:):)

Perfect. I love this!

Oh hey bling!


One of my best casual portraits I’ve probably ever taken:) Aren’t they beautiful?!!!!!

Typical Garrett Maroon:) Guitar in hand.


Love you guys!!!

21 Comments Engaged
  1. Caroline R reply

    oh girlfriend, you KILLED IT… AGAIN! love this session! the light in those woodsy shots is to die for! ahhhh speechless! ;)

  2. Debbie Dean reply

    these are GREAT, katelyn!!! RACHEL, YOU ARE STUNNING!!!! i still remember giggling about garrett in smallgroup my freshman year (Rach, your sophomore year)…. and now you two are engaged and on the blog and i’m so happy!!!!!! :):):) beautiful job with beautiful people, kk :)::)

  3. Rachel Turner reply

    You guys look AMAZING!!!!! Great job, Katelyn!!!

  4. Karen reply

    GAH I am in LOVE with this shoot!! Awesome awesome awesome!

  5. molly reply

    YES! i love these! and oh man i love that they MATCH the buildings. GAH! GORGEOUS!

  6. Elise reply

    i love the black and whites on the steps! i can’t believe rachel is engaged!

  7. Lauren Tapscott reply

    Ohmygosh, you guys! These are SO GOOD! I had too many favorites! Wow- I can’t believe how perfect you two look in your pictures and that you’re getting married and I’m just so excited for you! Love ya’ll!:)

  8. Catie reply

    GAH! MY (former) CO-LEADER IS GETTING MARRIED! Oh my gosh you guys look amazing! I’m so excited for yall! KK amazing job capturing their personalities. <3

  9. Annetta reply

    Wow. Lots of awesome shots in this one. What a beautiful couple. Well done, Katelyn.

  10. Haley Johnston reply

    Gorgeous couple and photos! I love seeing your new posts!

  11. Beth G reply

    Katelyn, I think these are some of the best engagement photos you have ever taken. My favorites are the casuals because they show Garrett and Rachel’s personalities so well. But the rings shots – WOW. Best ever.

  12. petals and promises reply

    totally heart the ring shots…..very whimsical!!

  13. Lauren reply

    KK! These are so fantastic! Garrett – who knew you had a model face, and Rachel- you are STUNNING.

  14. Becca reply

    SO CUTE! I love the one doorway that is peachy with their outfits!!

  15. Steph reply

    So, Katelyn, I’ve stalked your blog for almost three years now without commenting, but just HAVE to leave you some love on this shoot.. it is SO gorgeous, inspiring, and probably one of my all-time favorites! Also possibly the best line in any shoot description ever: “It sounds like we hate each other but we don’t.”

  16. katie reply

    can’t get enough! cute cute cute couple!!!

  17. Shannon reply

    Wooo hoo! I love these, especially the black and whites! Rachel you have an awesome model face–you need to teach me! And Garrett, you and Ryan look like you were staring at the same closet for your outfits. Just means Rachel and I can dress you guys well ;) LOVE THEM! KK fabulous job, as always ;) Phew that’s a long comment!

  18. Samantha June reply

    LOVE this shoot! The images are so clear and crisp! Gorgeous images of a gorgeous couple!

  19. Sydni Jackson reply

    the light is so beautiful in the first series where they’re sitting on the steps….they look like j* images!

  20. Jamie reply

    These are gorgeous! Very sharp and clear and love all the colors!

  21. Laura McG reply

    Ohh yesss. And I was hoping that guitar would make an appearance! =)

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