katya + garrett | engagement | chapel hill, n.c.

Katya + Garrett are engaged, y'all! I met these two at the verrrrrryyyy beginning of dental school many moons ago (thank goodness it's almost over)! Katya is one of Jerry's classmates and Garrett tagged along to all the events like I did. After all these dental school years of Katya saying she wanted me to be her photographer whenever they got engaged, her dream finally came true! A few days after their engagement, Katya asked if I could, and of course I said yes. We started planning out her + Garrett's engagement session and figured it needed to be all things Chapel Hill because this is where their story began. 

These two lovebirds met at a UNC party where Garrett was instantly charmed by Katya's intelligence + quirky sense of humor. Their first date: Bojangles (best date spot ever in my opinion)! They lived in the same dorm community + after a few dates, they knew they were for each other. Garrett + Katya snuck into Kenan Stadium where he officially asked her to be his "babe." Six years later, while crossing the greenway bridge on their way to a football tailgating party, Garrett pointed out a lock that coincidentally had "K" and "G" written on it + a little note that was attached to the lock. As Katya read the sweet note, Garrett dropped to a knee and proposed!  

These two are absolutely hilarious + goofy and love each other more than they love Carolina Basketball. They love their dog Sully + her bad case of FOMO, and even though she wasn't a fan of wearing a sign, she was a great sport. We started their engagement session in Merritt's Pasture with a Bojangles breakfast picnic. We then headed to their favorite spots around campus + Franklin Street. Photographing them fresh after their engagement was wonderful because it is such new thing + they were giddy like school kids. I'm so lucky to photograph their love + their soon-to-be awesome wedding full of Cajuns + Vodka shots next fall!