Ashley & Cole – They’re engaged!

It was a little over a year ago that Cole and I shoved our camera equipment into my beat up Camry and hit the road. We were headed to Greensboro for a wedding, and Cole had agreed to be my trusty second shooter. We chatted our way down 85 as I shoved my face with some sort of pre-wedding fuel, and Cole sat next to me, fingers clicking away as he was texting back and forth with a certain someone. I finally had to ask him who was worth all the carpel tunnel, and he started telling me about Ashley. Of course, I got excited to hear all about the new crush, and how she was enjoying her time down in Disney World, and how their first date had gone. “There’s just something about this girl, Katie,” was followed by “COLE, how crazy would that be if she was THE one?”

As we unloaded our gear, we laughed at the thought of either of us getting married anytime soon – finding it so weird and flat out nuts. Well, one year later the unthinkable is happening and looking back on the way Cole talked about Ashley, I’m not surprised they’re in the midst of planning a wedding.

When Cole asked me to photograph the proposal, I couldn’t have been more excited, nervous, and emotional. Over the past year it’s been incredible listening to Cole talk about Ashley, listening to him say “I love you” over the phone while I annoyingly got excited in the background, and photographing them as Cole dropped down on one knee.

Introducing Ashley & Cole!