winter romance @ barr mansion

Justin and Hayley's story is one comparable to a modern-day romantic comedy, one that we all wish we could be the main characters of. Having met at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin and Hayley consider themselves very fortunate to have shared so much unexpected time together. Over the course of last year, the two discovered their shared love for literature, family values, and their faith in God. Not long after, Justin and Hayley found themselves dreaming of an entire life together. 

Justin first reached out to me mid-November of 2020. He was urgently looking for a photographer for later that same afternoon for an engagement photoshoot. He explained that he had initially planned for a formal proposal with a whole set-up and big surprise. However, when he woke up that morning, he felt so overwhelmed with the love he felt for Hayley that he ended up proposing right there and then. The two were looking for someone to capture the authentic and spontaneous excitement of the proposal day. I had actually just gotten done with a full morning of mini-sessions but the romantic in me just couldn't say no. So, I rushed over to Mount Bonnell to meet these two lovebirds.

THE engagement


Intimate. Adoring. Unconditional. Three words I would use to describe Justin & Hayley's special union. From the laughter and support throughout the day to the carefree and wild spirits on the dancefloor, their friends and family filled every room with energy and love. There is nothing more meaningful than being able to capture a special milestone in a couple's lives. I have been blessed to have been a part of two special milestones in Justin & Hayley's story so far, and I can't wait to see what's to come.