Chelsea & John // Rustic Mountain Engagement Session | Joel and Amber Photography

Chelsea & John // Rustic Mountain Engagement Session


May 27, 2021

Rustic Spring Engagement Session at Monte Sano State Park // Wedding Photographers in Huntsville, Alabama

We’ve been photographing a lot of our recent engagement sessions in classic Huntsville locations, and we just added Monte Sano State Park to that list! Chelsea and John love the rustic, nature-inspired vibe that Monte Sano brings as a backdrop for their love. Nature is just starting to bring out its vibrant display of southern summer greenery! One of my favorite spots during this session was the rock wall with the evening sun shimmering through the trees. Beautiful!

Chelsea and John made this session so much fun. They’re so easy-going, thoughtful, and simply delightful to be around! The girls came along and totally rocked the camera in their own part of the session. So excited for this sweet family and their big hearts for the future!

I can’t end this blog post without swooning in delight over some really neat Tolkien-inspired wedding details they let us peek at during their session. I’m not going to spoil any surprises now, but you will NOT want to miss the stunning decor and epic details coming up later this summer!

In the meantime, here’s a little peek into Chelsea & John’s Monte Sano State Park engagement session!


Looking for more nature-inspired engagement session inspiration?
Don’t miss Lizzie & Adam’s session in the Twickenham District!

  1. John Dodson says:

    Joel and Amber,

    I am so glad we are working with yall. I can’t wait to see all of the pictures from this session. Thank you.


  2. Julie Potts says:

    So excited for this couple! I’m happy for you both! Loved these pictures!

  3. Chelsea Thomason says:

    I can’t possibly pick a favorite out of all of these. They are stunning! I know we picked the perfect photographers for us, and I look forward to working with you on our wedding day!

  4. David Myers says:

    These look amazing! Congrats John and Chelsea! The last one is probably my favorite with the silhouette.

  5. Meghan says:

    Chelsea, you and John look so happy! Sending you all the best – these pictures are beautiful.

  6. Amanda Maw says:

    The fifth one is my favorite! You guys are stunning and I’m so happy for you! Congratulations! You guys deserve all of the happiness in the world.

  7. Daniel Cutler says:

    John and Amber,
    These pictures came out so beautifully. I especially like the one with the sun framed at the top in the woods. You two look so happy together!


  8. Brooke B. says:

    These pictures are so lovely! Y’all are beautiful together but the picture of the ring on the stone is one of my favs. It’s so unique I love it.

  9. Alexander Gabriel says:

    John, congratulations, I’m very happy for you two! Your photos turned out great. I especially like the ones of you two being backlit by the sun.

  10. Robin Myers says:

    Beautiful couple! So excited for you guys!!!

  11. Renee Ray says:

    Oh, my goodness! Every one of these are just stunning and capture the love that the two of you share so beautifully. Just amazing!!!

  12. Debbie Pace says:

    So excited for this couple and family.Beautiful pictures!

  13. Andrew Freude says:

    These are beautiful photos.

  14. Rich Giudice says:

    These photos are incredible! So much love and beauty radiating from the two of you and in the gorgeous setting you booth chose. I especially love the Black and white photo where you are hugging Chelsea from behind, John. Really just overjoyed for the two of you!

  15. Tabitha says:

    I love them all, and love that you two love each other so well!

  16. Hanadi Wade says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations you two!

  17. Eric Dodson says:

    I love that last photo of their silhouettes against the evening sky. What a stellar photo! Congratulations, Chelsea and John.

  18. Emily says:

    This is a stunning session. What a lovely setting. Also that ring!!! Wow!!

  19. Congratulations! These photos are fabulous. You two are a beautiful couple. May you have a blessed marriage! Cheers !

  20. Mary Ashley says:

    These are all beautiful!! So happy for you guys!!

  21. Lorraine Helgeson says:

    These photos are beautiful! You are a stunning couple. I am so happy for you. John you deserve to be happy and it looks like she has stolen your heart. So happy for you!

  22. Matthew Keating says:

    John – There has always been such “goodness” in your face. Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful photos. Each captures your relationship, and I particularly enjoy the images where it is clear you’ve said something to tickle Chelsea’s funny bone. It is clear you bring joy to each other and I will pray that continues for years to come. I’ll never forget the young student who came to see me and Kimber as we welcomed our first child to our family… now nineteen years ago! All the best to you both!

  23. I have no idea how to pick my favorite because they are all amazing. I really love the ones where you look at each other because it is obvious how much you love each other.

  24. Cindy says:

    All the photos are incredible!!! I am drawn to the black and white pictures and the last one, though. However everytime I look through them I have another favorite one. John and Chelsea, there is so much love radiating from all of them!!!

  25. Caitlin Van Dusen says:

    Could you be any cuter? These turned out amazing!

  26. Kim Duda says:

    These are beautiful!

  27. Aunt Diana says:

    Really great photos capturing your happiness . Can’t wait to meet everyone . Aunt Diana

  28. Helen Tarrance says:

    I can’t pick a favorite. I can’t wait to see the wedding ones!

  29. Allison Ledford says:

    These are beautiful pictures, Chelsea and John!!!

  30. Jane Dodson aka John’s Mom says:

    These are amazing photos of two people who without a doubt are meant for each other. How much they adore each other is evident in every single picture. I cannot pick a favorite because I love them all. I am so happy to have Chelsea as my daughter!

  31. Michelle says:

    Beautiful!!!! Love the black & white ones!

  32. Carly (Rose) says:

    These are amazing. Love these and you can clearly how in-love they are

  33. Angela Rackard says:

    My favorites are the ones where you two are gazing into each other’s eyes. There is so much love and happiness radiating between the two of you.

    My other favorites are of the beautiful ring with the flowers. Gorgeous!

    I’m so happy for you two! Congratulations!

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