Mitchell and Katelyn’s Engagement Session- Lebanon, TN

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Fall engagement session in Lebanon, TN

Their story

Mitchell and Katelyn’s engagement session was a highlight of my fall season. They were so flexible and trusted me through the whole process. We met through Emily and Stephen (who I photographed their wedding last year).

Katelyn and Mitchell met in college at Cumberland University, in their junior year in 2015. Katelyn started at CU in 2013 right out of high school on a softball scholarship and Mitchell transferred to Cumberland in 2015 from Indian Hills to play baseball. They were in the same psychology class their first semester of 2015 but Mitchell never really said much.

The first conversation they ever had was in a skit they had to perform in class, oddly enough, they had to play a MARRIED couple in a domestic dispute and he had to scream at her in the front of the whole class! When the class was over, they continued talking and hanging out as friends. During the next two years they talked a lot and would hang out, but never dated while they were in college. 

Lebanon, TN Fall engagement session
Lebanon, TN  town square engagement session

Graduation day had come, and Mitchell was packing to head back home to Colorado. They decided to continue their friendship until they could both figured out their next steps. They continued to talk occasionally after he left, but it wasn’t the same. Throughout their time in college Katelyn never asked herself if Mitchell was “the one.” Mitchell had moved back to Colorado and was getting ready to focus on summer baseball one last time. Three weeks after graduation, Mitchell called Katelyn. She may have never asked if he was “the one,” but he knew.

Lebanon, TN town square engagement session
Lebanon, TN fall engagement session

What changed?

At the time Katelyn never would have dreamed that that phone call would change her life forever. From that day forward, they started their journey together, as a couple. Over the next two year they went through a lot to be together. They have conquered Katelyn completing grad school, 3 summers apart, 2 cross country moves to be together, and a total of 13 months long distance in their time together. 

Lebanon, TN engagement session
Lebanon, TN Fall engagement session

The proposal

In August, Mitchell decided it was time to hang up his cleats and they started talking about our next steps as a couple and starting their careers. Over the last few months they have figured out their paths and Mitchell has started some planning of this own! On their annual trip to the Gaylord Hotel to look at Christmas lights with friends, Mitchell had a bit more planned than just seeing the lights.

Lebanon, TN fall engagement session
Lebanon, TN fall engagement session

On November 23rd, 2019, Mitchell got down on one knee and Katelyn said YES! 2020 will be the best year yet for this sweet couple! They are set to tie the knot on November 20th!

Lebanon, TN fall engagement session
Lebanon, TN fall save the date, engagement session.

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  1. Neely says:

    LOVE the “how they met” story! How crazy was it that they were playing a married couple!

  2. Joni Buyes says:

    This is beautiful! You captured them so well!

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