it was early october...

And I had announced a special mini-session giveaway on Facebook to celebrate my favorite month of the year. After a week of many likes, shares and comments on the post, I drew a winner (a big thank you to everyone who participated!), and it happened to be this sweet couple from Memphis. Both Caitlin and Zach are Mississippi State grads, and they entered the contest hoping for some portraits together around their old stomping grounds.

After getting in touch with Caitlin we agreed to meet up for a mid-morning mini-session, and I suggested the rose garden near the MSU campus. It was serendipitous to say the least because that's where Zach proposed almost a year prior.

As the weekend was coming to a close and we were getting ready to meet up for the shoot on Sunday morning, it looked like rain was on the way. Luckily it held off, and I was able to get so many wonderful photos of these two in the rose garden and surrounding area. We were even able to recreate a shot of their engagement underneath the pergola where he popped the question!

Congrats again on your engagement, Caitlin and Zach, and I wish you both a wonderful wedding day and the happiest of marriages!