This engagement session was extra special to me because I taught Kaitlyn nine years ago in freshman English when I was a first year teacher. How is that even possible that I have been teaching this long? Then, I coached her in high school tennis before she went on to play at Cumberland. She’s now a college graduate who is engaged to her sweetheart, Quinton, who seems to be perfect for her. I left this session reflecting on how fast time goes by, how God places people in our lives for different reasons and different seasons, and how we have the ability to influence and love them. I am so very grateful for a full time career that allows me to teach and impact young adults, and I am so thankful for a “hobby/job” that allows me to be creative, see people at their happiest times in life, and capture smiles, laughs, and moments frozen in time, never to be forgotten.
Kaitlyn, I tried not to tear up too much when editing these photos, but I couldn’t help it. You have grown up to be a beautiful, still just as sweet as ever, smart, talented young woman who has so much to give this world. You are going to be one beautiful bride, and boy, is Quinton one lucky groom. You two seem like the perfect match (no pun intended with the tennis term). Oh, and I know I may have taught you that “love” means nothing in the game of tennis, so please disregard that when applying that term to marriage. ;) Congratulations, Kaitlyn and Quinton!