Jackson Hole Engagement Session in Fall and Winter
TJ and Caroline are planning a summer wedding in Jackson Hole at her family ranch. They love where they live and they wanted to have all of the seasons represented in their wedding photos. We did their two Jackson Hole Engagement Sessions in Fall and Winter, and each season they turned out so beautiful. We went to some of my favorite locations at String Lake and Colter Bay.
Their love story began in a barn with goats! It was November 23, 2019 when they first met in Caroline’s barn. Caroline was hosting her first winter goat yoga session and TJ’s sister, Tatum, dragged him to it. TJ and Tatum grew up in Arizona with goats, so when they moved to Jackson summer of 2019 and heard about goat yoga, they were so excited to attend!
Caroline and TJ both weren’t looking for anything serious at the moment but became best friends. Hanging out every Friday at the ranch and taking care of the 7 new baby goats that were born that January. TJ, Caroline and Tatum decided to take a trip to Arizona in February 2020 to visit their family. This is when we started to realize our friendship was turning into something more. Fast forward to March of 2020, when everyone thought the world was ending, our dating relationship was just beginning!!
We were sitting around a fire, talking about life, when TJ asked Caroline to be his girlfriend. Starting a new relationship in the middle of a pandemic made us get creative for date nights. We spent a lot of time eating in the truck while enjoying the Grand Tetons, we had picnics by the river, watched a lot of movies, and really got to know each other!
The past year and a half has been a lot of growing together, growing towards Christ, exceeding in our careers, making so many memories, traveling, cooking, hiking, and just enjoying life in Jackson.
What was your first date?
We forgot to make a reservation for dinner and decided to just walk into King Sushi. They told us it was a 2-hour wait. We called about 5 other restaurants that said the same thing…so we walked into one of the nicest restaurants in Jackson and they had 2 spots open up at the bar. We had the perfect first date at Snake River Grill!
It happened on July 1, 2021. TJ’s family flew in for the Fourth of July early for it. TJ planned an entire night at Snake River Sporting Club starting down by the river. He set up pictures from when we first started dating, had champagne opened and ready, a photographer was hiding taking photos
of us, and after we poured some champagne he told me to follow him down closer by the river. We walked over past where he had everything set up and I saw a beautiful Pendleton blanket with our initials, an arch decorated in flowers, and two flower vases on each end of the arch. He first said this little speech (neither of us can remember) and then got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife!
After I said yes, I heard clapping and screaming and looked over to my family, friends, and TJ’s family running from behind trees. They were all hiding. It was so thought out and planned. Afterward, we took pictures and then celebrated at the club with dinner and drinks!
About the couple
I own 12 pygmy goats and love each of them so much, I love working out, hiking, meeting new people, and making new memories. I am a real estate agent as well and I love being able to help people find their dream homes
TJ never says no to anything new and can fix anything! He is so easygoing and loves to make new memories as well. TJ is an electrician and is very very smart with numbers and pretty much everything! Very detail oriented and such a good listener 🙂 He loves loves loves to hunt, fish, and just be outdoors any new adventures that involve hiking, lakes, rivers, etc he loves.
Jackson Hole Engagement Session in Fall
Jackson Hole Engagement Session in Winter
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Williford Family Photos in the Tetons
We had the most beautiful summer evening for this stunning family’s family photos in the Tetons. Their session took place at String Lake in Jackson Hole, and the light was perfect for getting the views of the Tetons. This family traveled from Florida for a family vacation and hired me to photograph them while they were all together. I love that this is a new trend for vacations! What a cool way to remember your trip! I have enjoyed meeting so many people from all over when they come to visit Grand Teton National Park.
As soon as they stepped out of their cars, I knew that it was going to be a great photoshoot. I still can’t get over how gorgeous all of their dresses were! I seriously could have done a full shoot with each family; it was hard to split the time up! The little kids were so much fun to photograph; their personalities were so happy! I loved seeing how much love this family had for each other, and you could tell that the grandparents were so proud of their children and grandchildren. It is always so special to photograph the relationships of other families.
Spring in Jackson Hole
I have been lucky enough to photograph this beautiful family a few times in the beautiful Grand Teton National Park. You can see their first photo session here. They had a few new additions for their recent Family Photos in the Tetons. Jackson Hole is one of my favorite places, it will become one of your favorites too! There is always something new to explore or a new restaurant to try. Here are a few of my favorite things to do in
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