Rachel and Ethan’s Oklahoma Engagement Session

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Dear Oklahoma, your leaves in the fall are amazing and perfect for wedding photos! Specifically, Durant OK….I am happy to have photographed Rachel and Ethan in your state. Really and truly, Oklahoma is breathtaking in the fall. (don’t worry, Texas, I am not going to leave you!) The leaves were rich fall colors and we just were drooling with delight. I first talked with Rachel about their wedding when they sat down with me to talk photography for their wedding. She and her parents shared with me that the wedding was going to take place at a REAL fort in Oklahoma. They started to use words like, “barracks” and “war reenactments”. My mind started to wonder if this was going to be a good fit. I have never been to a place like this and was curious about it. We quickly got back on track when words like “elegant”, “romantic”, and “rustic” – they were talking my language and I was on the exact same page as them. Rachel showed me her “wedding book” and all of her ideas….I swooned, we laughed, then hugged and the rest is history.

Fast forward to the planning of the engagement session. We tossed around the idea of going to Fort Washita for a portion of the session, and then a couple more stops along the way. These two lovebirds have a lot of history (both family and together) in Durant, Oklahoma and it was important to include the city in their engagement session. Durant is much like the town I grew up in…small, rich in history and most of the older buildings are still in use. We took advantage and made our way around downtown for part of the session. The couch, its her family couch. The sign that reads, “she said yes!”, her mom made it. The Fort….the awesome FORT, its where they are getting married. The land with the swing, its his Grandfather’s. See….tons of history for this two. Enjoy this session, they are so sweet and I am really looking forward to their wedding in the summer next year.

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37 thoughts on “Rachel and Ethan’s Oklahoma Engagement Session”

  1. First time I have seen engagement photos with family history. Kudos to the young couple for appreciating where they come from. Great photos!

  2. All of the photos are beautiful…. stunning couple, backgrounds, lighting and colors. I loved seeing these. Each one is unique and beautiful.

  3. I loved the picture with the couch snd the sun coming through the trees. Also, the pics showing them wrapped in the quilt were unique and awesome! This photo session highlights how special the wedding will be.

  4. Rachel and Ethan:
    Your pictures are warm and wonderful. Young love is so romantic! Everything about your pictures makes me happy….the settings, your smiles, your expressions of love to each other. Thank you for sharing them with us. It has been the highlight of my day! Sharon

  5. A picture is worth a thousand words. WOW! The shots are beautiful, taken in one of my favorite spots in all the world…so much local history. We have picniced there many, many times when our children were small and then when their children were small. I’m now waiting to take my great grands there sometime. Can’t wait for the wedding. Hugs, Sally

  6. Rachel and Evan, I have looked at your photos no less than 3 times. They are absolutely breathtaking!! Amy, you did an outstanding job of capturing the love between this beautiful couple and the beauty of their favorite places. I can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

  7. That first love!! You can sense the emotion and personal world that these two are enveloped in. This only happens once in a lifetime! Savor every moment and never let that feeling dissipate.

  8. Beautiful pictures! Love the pics of her on her toes with the other foot in the air when she’s hugging her man!

  9. Having watched these two sweet young people grow up, I’m not surprised by the beautiful pictures that capture who they are and how they feel about each other. Lots of hometown, homegrown love here!

  10. I love all of the pictures! I have looked through them more than once to take them all in. They truly capture you guys so beautifully! So excited for the upcoming shower and wedding!

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