Katelyn + Brandon | Beaufort, NC engagement session

There are no words for how adorable this engagement session is.  Katelyn & Brandon are the cutest couple and we always love shooting in gorgeous Beaufort, NC.  We had such a great time with them, their beach cruisers and their sweet golden retriever!  

From Katelyn & Brandon...

How did you meet? We actually worked together for over a year before we started dating! Brandon and I met at summer camp. I was working as the head counselor of the littlest nuggets, we were the "camp one caterpillars" inching our way around camp all summer! Brandon was working as the marketing and communications director for Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. After the summer ended I stayed with Camp and was the marketing and communications intern! I had just moved to Raleigh from Minneapolis and worked the rest of the year and following summer. After my internship ended we went on a few dates, and here we are! We're thankful that camp helped to bring us together and that we can share the memories and joy created by that place.

Tell us your proposal story! Brandon's mother lives in Emerald Isle and we visit her often. We were on a typical trip last November and Brandon wanted to go for a morning bike ride. We do this often, so it was nothing out of the ordinary. We rode our bikes down to the beach. I think that Brandon was planning on proposing by the water, but I was complaining about sand in my shoes and there were fishermen EVERYWHERE! When we got back up to the access platform he got down on one knee. It was his mom's birthday weekend and she had no idea. We went back to the house and flashed my hand to surprise her! She was overjoyed, and it was so wonderful to share our excitement with her.

What has been your favorite part of being engaged? The best part of being engaged has been spending time with our friends and family. I am from Minnesota and our friends are spread out, so we have loved ones everywhere. It has been so great to gather and celebrate often. It is such a joy to see all of the different parts of our lives come together to celebrate their love for us!