Engagement | Vanderbilt University, Bicentennial State Park, + John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in Nashville
Kyle and Shelby are two truly remarkable humans and friends. Keep reading to hear a little bit of their love story!
We started their engagement session at Kirkland Hall on Vanderbilt’s campus, then headed over to Wyatt Center and the Art Center, before going downtown to Bicentennial Park and the Pedestrian Bridge. The views were simply beautiful, and the love that these two had for each other was shining through the entire shoot. We ended the night by heading over to The Pharmacy and grabbing some burgers before we went our separate ways.
I met Shelby my sophomore year of college. She was in the year above me, and lived with another Shelby and two Abbeys (yes, one of these Abbeys is the Abbey of Matt + Abbey); shoutout to the SASAs and the impact that these four women have had on so many people’s lives. Going to their suite or spending time with any of them reminds you that you are loved and known, and that’s something that is so SO precious.
I think my favorite memory of Shelby is one of my first deeper conversations with her, where she intentionally pursued me and asked me how my life was going, in their small Chaffin kitchen. It’s rare to find people who truly care about your life and ask you about it, especially people who you look up to, but that was exactly what Shelby did. Her sweet, passionate, wise, and patient heart desired to know me, and I’m so blessed by her friendship. (Also, as a side note: Shelby is sweet and God-pursuing, but she’s also one of the most spontaneous people I know and is always down for an adventure. I loved seeing that side of her during the shoot, and Kyle’s heart to go along with anything and everything as well.)
Kyle and Shelby met at the Julians’ wedding last year and danced the night away. From there, their love story began. Both had attended Vanderbilt University and had overlapped in The Navigators community, but no sparks had flown during college. However, at this wedding, they couldn’t stop spending time with each other.
Fast forward, and these two started officially dating. On April 3, they made it official (on Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge) and now they’re getting married! Gosh dang, how freaking EXCITING.
These two love Vanderbilt in every way (especially the football games), love love LOVE swing dancing (check out these photos for more of that!), Ben Rector, and Jesus. Check out these photos for MORE. I absolutely KNOW you won’t be disappointed.