Katie and Derrick’s Engagement Session

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Katie and Derrick are a match made in heaven! I knew this was going to be a killer session from the moment we met at Epic Chophouse in Downtown Mooresville, NC where her dad is the executive chef. If you are from the area, you know that Epic Chophouse is well… EPIC! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is incredible! Katie met Derrick there while she was waitressing years ago, and the rest has been history! Fun fact, its also where Jeff took me for our first official date, so you can imagine that this little spot in Mooresville holds a lot of meaning for both of us!

Jaycee, Adilyn, and Kinsley- Derrick’s three beautiful girls tagged along for the session and were a riot! Kinsley was so intrigued at how the camera worked while Jaycee struck a pose every moment she could! It was so sweet to see how they interacted with Katie- she might not have given birth to these precious girls, but her love for them was evident in every way. I am so happy to see how amazing this family has blended together and how excited the girls were for their daddy to marry such a special lady!

We had a great time adventuring through the Main Street of Downtown, checking out all the cool vintage items on display outside of the little shops. The girls kept us on our toes and added in some hilarious “Oooohs” and “Ahhhhhss” when Dad and Katie started kissing! Nonetheless the session was full of laughter, romance, and most importantly LOVE!

We so excited for Katie and Derrick’s wedding coming in the next few months. They have chosen the absolutely beautiful Johnson’s Carriage House and Meadows for their venue, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph the gorgeous grounds!

We hope that you enjoy the photos as much as we do, and stay tuned for their wedding on the blog because we are sure its going to be “epic” on so many levels!!



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