Catherine and Dylan’s Daniel’s Park Engagement Session

Catherine and Dylan met in high school. Dylan really started noticing Catherine when she asked him to junior prom, to which his initial reply was, “That sounds expensive.”

On their first date, Dylan took Catherine to a pottery-painting studio, which started out a little awkward. Afterwards, though, they went to eat at Chili’s and ended up talking for hours.

Dylan graduated from high school a year ahead of Catherine and started attending Oklahoma Christian University. Being long distance really confirmed their feelings for each other and made them want to marry each other even more. Catherine started at OC a year later and these two are pretty much inseparable.   

Before they left for college last fall, Dylan took Catherine back to the pottery painting studio where they had their first date. They were painting mountains on a soap dispenser together, and Dylan told Catherine he wanted to write “I love you” on the soap dispenser, but he wouldn’t let her watch him write it. When he sat back down with the soap dispenser, it said, “Will you marry me?” Catherine had no idea it was coming and was so surprised when he got down on one knee with a ring. I still can’t get over Dylan’s sweet proposal and the fact they’ll have that soap dispenser in their house always!


I asked Catherine and Dylan what was one special and unique thing they loved about each other. Dylan told me he loved Catherine’s ability to connect with people one on one — in fact, it was one of the first things he noticed about her.

Catherine says she loves Dylan’s enthusiasm for Bigfoot. “I’m pretty sure he’s watched every podcast, TV show, and move that there is about Bigfoot!”

Catherine’s most favorite part of wedding planning has been dress shopping. It’s the one thing she has been most sure of from the start. In fact, she saw her dress at the first store she went to and knew immediately that was the one.

When I asked them what they were looking most forward to on their wedding day, Catherine didn’t skip a beat: “Being able to start my life with my best friend and be surrounded by family and friends. And cake.”

Yep, you know it’s going to be a good day with family, friends, and cake. :)


  • Linda & Doug Strahm - February 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm

    So so excited for both Cat & Dylan. Loved their engagement story! Thanks for sharing. May God keep you both strong & committed to each other.ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 15, 2017 - 1:48 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words!! :) They are perfect together and I can’t wait to see what God has in store!ReplyCancel

  • Emilyanne - February 16, 2017 - 10:24 am

    How cute are they? Their style is amazing, and I love that pom-pom blanket. Excellent use of light Michele! (Oh, and I love their proposal story!!)ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 10:33 am

      Thank you, sweet Emilyanne! I know — isn’t their proposal the best? And that blanket was the softest. I love the pom-poms too!!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie - February 16, 2017 - 10:54 am

    Gah! There’s so much to love about these images! Congratulations to the couple. :)ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 11:21 am

      Thank you, Rosie! They really are perfect together!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - February 16, 2017 - 11:05 am

    What a beautiful session and such a sweet story.ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 11:21 am

      Thank you, Jennifer!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Bridget Dvorak - February 16, 2017 - 11:29 am

    I love engagement session in the snow! Yay for adventurous couples!! Congrats on your engagement!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 11:43 am

      Thank you, Bridget!! So many of my couples love the snow and don’t mind the cold at all!! I am happy to oblige. :)ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Graham - February 16, 2017 - 11:56 am

    What a beautiful set! That light is gorgeous and the couple are just too cute!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Melanie! :) The light was definitely gorgeous and they are so adorable together. :)ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - February 16, 2017 - 12:46 pm

    Love that you shared the story of how they met. You can tell they are in love with each other. Beautiful session, great variety!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 3:17 pm

      Aw, thank you so much, Carrie! The way they look at each other says it all. :)ReplyCancel

  • Deziree Dufresne - February 16, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    1. These are adorable and beautiful and amazing photos!
    2. Are they the cutest or what?
    3. I love how you shared their story, it’s so sweet!
    4. OMG, she’s like a even prettier Billy Piper!!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 3:18 pm

      Deziree, your sweet words absolutely made my day! Thank you so much!! Xoxo.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - February 16, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    Ok, they are precious and I loved reading their story! Beautiful job capturing them, I feel their personalities really showed through.ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 3:18 pm

      Kathryn, thank you so much for your sweet comments! :)ReplyCancel

  • Allie Moore - February 16, 2017 - 6:52 pm

    Absolutely love the mix of indoor and outdoor images here! Excellent lighting in all of them. Such a lovely couple and beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 16, 2017 - 8:07 pm

      Thank you, sweet Allie! :) I appreciate your kind words!ReplyCancel

  • Justyna E Butler - February 17, 2017 - 8:54 am

    Gorgeous couple and beautiful location. Love the light!!!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 18, 2017 - 10:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Justyna! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jenae - February 17, 2017 - 9:18 am

    Love their story! awesome! These are such a great variety of photos and wonderful posing and editing! Bright and clean- wonderful!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 18, 2017 - 10:17 pm

      Jenae, you are so sweet. Thank you so much for your kind words!ReplyCancel

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