Audrey + Brandon – Engagement Session — Auburn Alabama Wedding Photographer

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This beautiful couple will become husband and wife in just a few days! Audrey and Brandon are perfect for each other, they share such an incredible devotion to God and to one another, and both of them have a heart for missions. After a friend tried to set them up, her daddy was the ultimate matchmaker who finally brought them together, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. We spent a gorgeous afternoon in early spring taking their engagements, and they’re pretty awesome in front of the camera. I love how Audrey lights up when they’re together, and Brandon couldn’t take his eyes off of his lovely fiancé.

Audrey, tell me about how you and Brandon met. Well, we had a mutual friend try to set us up about a year before we met, but we were never in the same place at the same time. A year went by and my dad met Brandon, after a few months my dad set up a blind date for us. We went hiking and bike riding at Chewacla State park. I was so nervous but we had great conversation and we have been dating since that day!

When did you know Brandon was “the one”? I knew he was “the one” after a month of dating. We talked about what each of us expected in a relationship, our walks with Christ, and what we wanted our marriage to look like. When he told me he loved me for the first time, my heart melted! I have never been so in love! 🙂

Brandon, what was your proposal like? There were so many emotions going on at that time. Being as excited and nervous as I was, I wanted to keep it a surprise the entire time and was worried she would find out. So when it came down to that moment, the moment I realized she has no idea that I’m about to this, it all went perfectly as planned.

What is your favorite thing about Audrey? Audrey’s very unique. Behind her beautiful smile she has the most kind, loving heart of anyone I know.

What are some of your favorite things to do together? We’re pretty simple. We both love dinner and a movie.

Brandon, how’d you feel during the engagement session? I was a little nervous at first, I’m a typical guy-I don’t like taking a bunch of pictures, but in no time I felt very comfortable in front of the camera and didn’t feel awkward. Audrey and I really enjoyed our day taking engagement pictures.

Audrey, what’s your favorite thing about Brandon? My favorite thing about Brandon is that he has a passion for Jesus Christ that has stood out to me from the very first day. He is so kind, caring, and supportive! With all of my schoolwork & homework, he does all that he can to help.

Tell me a fun fact about the two of you: Ha! We are both allergic to watermelon!!

Brandon, what are you most looking forward to on your wedding day? First off, I’m looking forward to seeing her walk down the aisle, saying ‘I do’ and being united as one through Christ…but most importantly I’m looking forward to every day after the wedding day and being able to live life with my best friend.



  1. Judith Chauvette

    May 11th, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Oh Em Gee!!! What a beautiful session <3

  2. Jessie Barksdale

    May 11th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you, Judith! 🙂

  3. Lisa Forsch Boettcher

    May 11th, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Oh my word. Are these pictures full of love or what? My absolute favorites are the ones where Audrey and Brandon look to be laughing and the one on the trail. The sunlight in that photo!!

  4. Jessie Barksdale

    May 11th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you so much, Lisa! <3

  5. Phyllis Sa

    May 11th, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    What a sweet session! I love how natural they look with each other — the love they share is so crystal clear :). Beautiful!

  6. Jessie Barksdale

    May 16th, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Thanks so much, Phyllis! <3

  7. Shelby Tyner

    May 11th, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    These images are gorgeous!!!! I love that sign!!!

  8. Jessie Barksdale

    May 16th, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Thank you, Shelby!! I loved the sign too!

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