Kayla & Brandon // Smokey Mountain Destination Engagement


Oct 12, 2017

When Kayla and Brandon brought up the idea of doing their engagement session in the Smokey Mountains, we were totally okay with that! While this sweet and fun couple is really what made the session so much fun – the gorgeous backdrops definitely didn’t hurt anything! ;)
We started their session exploring some amazing little spots right around their cabin. The fall colors were just starting to peek out! That always makes a photographer’s heart happy in October. ;)
After some fun shots around those cute little roads, we jumped in the car and headed over to this incredible field Joel and I found on our way over! Mountains in the distance, a wide open field, and tons of space to play around. I’m going to be dreaming about that gorgeous mountain-backed field for days!
Another little detour to a cute little mountain path finished our session – but it was hard to say goodbye! We had such a blast hanging out with them! We’re already looking forward to their wedding next year, for sure! Until then, enjoy a little peek into their Smokey Mountain destination engagement session!
Fun fact: both Kayla and Brandon are amazing volleyball players – and that’s how they met!



Kayla & Brandon – thank you so much for being adventurous with us! You guys are awesome! And we added an extra one at the end that we thought you might like to see. ;) Nailed it, guys. Nailed it.

  1. Stephanie Bishop says:

    These pictures are absolutely stunning!

  2. Brandon krauss says:

    Such a fun time with Joel and Amber. Thank you so much for these beautiful photos… especially that last one ;)

  3. Krissy Warriner says:

    Brandon and Kayla look so perfect, I love it! Especially the last one! :)

  4. Robin says:

    Brandon, these are absolutely gorgeous. I’m so happy for you two! Congratulations!

  5. Heather says:

    I love these !! So cute :)

  6. Gina Rausch says:

    These are amazing! Absolutely stunning, just like the couple. :)

  7. JR says:

    The last ones the best!

  8. PeBe says:

    Beautiful pictures and lovely couple. Congrats you guys!

  9. Chelsea says:

    Oh my goodness!!! All the feels

  10. Jaimie Brown says:

    Amazing! Congratulations you both!

  11. Tamera Brown says:

    These pictures are AMAZING!

  12. Karen says:

    Beautiful pictures of you guys! I am so happy for you both.

  13. Maureen McKannan says:

    Wow!!! Joel and Amber these are beautiful photos. Thank you for taking the time with my two special kids. Love them. I can’t wait for the wedding!!

  14. Ashley says:

    Great pictures!!!

  15. Caitlin Smith says:

    These pictures are absolutely AMAZING! So so. Beautiful! The last one captures Brandon as his natural self, a beautiful swan floating into love.

  16. Cara Fitch says:

    These are amazing guys! Love them all especially the last one!!

  17. Audrey Mast says:

    These pictures are beautiful! Nice little trip for the both of you. I’m so excited for the big day!! ❤️

  18. Kristen says:

    Beautiful couple inside and out!!! Love you two! Can’t wait for the big day!!!

  19. Judi Williams says:

    Lovely pictures for a BEAUTIFUL couple
    Sending louds of love & many blessings!

  20. Sarah Krauss says:

    awww what beautiful pictures!! Love my brother-in-law and soon to be sis-in-law!! soooo excited for May <3 <3

  21. Karla says:

    Adorable, sweet pictures! Miss you guys!

  22. Caroline krause says:

    These are beautiful!

  23. Patti Krauss says:

    These pictures are beautiful! Beautiful! What wonderful photographers! Thank you Joel & Amber! Can’t wait for the wedding! You guys are beautiful together!

  24. Great photos! I agree with Krissy! I enjoy last photo, but they are all very beautiful

  25. Great photos! You two look so happy!!

  26. Belinda Lawrence says:

    Just gorgeous!!!! Looking forward to May!!!

  27. Lacey Myers says:

    These are so beautiful!! Kayla you look so happy!!!! I LOVE the last one!!! Great job!!

  28. Susan Carlton says:

    These photos really capture the joy and spontaneity of the Springtime season of love between a man and a woman. So fun!!

  29. KP Kelly says:

    Great photos!!!

  30. Lisa says:

    Gorgeous!! Love the one where you’re like dying him up! Lol. Also love the one of your outlines with the sky above! Beautiful!

  31. Lisa says:

    *lifting him up

  32. Ashley says:

    These are so pretty!!

  33. Katie Stewart says:

    Gorgeous! So pretty :)

  34. Miriam Cuff says:

    These photos are beautiful. You both look so happy. Congrats and best of luck

  35. Beth Johnson says:

    Beautiful pictures, so very happy for you!

  36. Ed Gagnon says:

    You’re welcome, Kayla! LOL You guys look really happy, which makes me really happy.

  37. Kathleen Lones says:

    Absolutley gorgeous!

  38. James Streit says:

    You guys look great!

  39. Gail says:

    Lovely couple, great pictures, much happiness!

  40. Curt lawrence says:

    Nice settings for a beautiful couple.
    Especially like the country path and the comical one.

  41. Courtney Wagner says:

    These are absolutely stunning!!!

  42. Mary Ellen Pearson says:

    Beautiful! Love the black and white.

  43. Ella says:

    Love these pictures! Absolutely stunning couple!

  44. Lexi says:

    These are gorgeous! I love the setting you chose. Also very impressed with how strong Kayla is.

  45. Margaret H. says:

    Gorgeous photos Kayla! Wishing you two much happiness!

  46. Justin Holland says:

    Looks good! Woo Wee!

  47. Ann says:

    These photographs are fabulous! All the very best to you two!

  48. Katherine says:

    These are stunning! They fit you guys perfectly :)

  49. Michelle says:

    You two are so beautiful and i could not be more happy for you. Clearly volleyballers as you have great butts :p love you to the moon, beautiful photography by J&A, thank you so much for sharing your joy with us normal people. <3

  50. John Miller says:

    I could not be happier for the two of you! You look amazing in these pictures!

  51. Teresa White says:

    Amazing photos and beautiful scenery that truly shows how very happy the couple is! Congratulations and I have to say – the last photo is my favorite and should definitely be re-created at the wedding shoot!!

  52. Ciera says:

    Kayla!!!! These are stunning!!! Congrats!

  53. Shannon Knight says:

    These pictures are beautiful! The last one is my favorite! I love the way your love is captured in these pictures! Congrats to the two of you!

  54. Kelly says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  55. Larry Rice says:

    Great shots. Congrats!

  56. Heather Feliciano says:

    These are absolutely beautiful. The last one is my fave

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