Lake Martin, Alabama Area Rustic Outdoor Engagement
Ryan serenades Ashton with his guitar on his front porch near Lake Martin. Daniel Taylor Photography
A classic porch-singing moment from The Andy Griffith Show.
Y’all know that here at Daniel Taylor Photography, we preach the gospel of personal, meaningful engagement sessions. So we were tickled as can be when bride-to-be Ashton told us she and future groom Ryan loved the country and wanted to do their engagement photos at Ryan’s family home near Lake Martin. These two immediately reminded us of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, complete with Ryan’s signature truck and ball cap, his guitar, and Ashton’s beautiful girly wedding boots. Heck, we even got to ride in the back of their pick-up truck as we drove all around the tranquil property. Ryan’s mom even plied us with THE BEST sweet tea.
When we saw the porch, it was like something out of the great Southern classic TV comedy, The Andy Griffith Show when Andy would play guitar on the front porch at night. We had to put him there with Ashton to recreate one of those terrific TV moments. It was so great we even pulled out the Nikon 6006 for a few film photos!
Ashton is all about DIY and Etsy, so she was brimming with details for their engagement session, as well as her bridal session earlier that morning at The Stables at Russell Lands, truly one of the best places on earth. And yes, this is the site of the now-famous fainting goat episode, where two goats climbed on Kelli trying to get a nibble of Ashton’s bridal bouquet.
A big, huge thank you to Emily at The Stables at Russell Crossroads (an incredible set of wedding venues) for recommending us to Ashton! We can’t wait for the wedding next month.
The groom-to-be sings to his fiancee during their engagement photo session. Daniel Taylor Photography
In black and white: An Andy Griffith Show moment during Ryan and Ashton’s engagement session. Daniel Taylor Photography
The bride- and groom-to-be with is red pick up truck near Lake Martin, Ala. Daniel Taylor Photography
Ashton and Ryan on the front porch during their rustic engagement photo session near Lake Martin. Daniel Taylor Photography
The bride and groom show off their boots during their rustic engagement session. Daniel Taylor Photography
Ryan and Ashton took a stroll in the woods at his family’s home near Lake Martin. Daniel Taylor Photography
Ashton’s engagement ring shows wonderfully during a pinky-promise with Ryan. Daniel Taylor Photography
Ryan and Ashton hug during their outdoor engagement photo session. Daniel Taylor Photography
One of the couple’s many DIY touches is a wooden wedding sign, propped against Ryan’s truck wheel. Daniel Taylor Photography
We loved incorporating Ryan’s pick-up truck and guitar into their outdoor engagement session. Daniel Taylor Photography
When this is home, who needs to find another engagement photo location? Daniel Taylor Photography
The bride and groom with their customized wedding date sign from Etsy. Daniel Taylor Photography
A closer look at the custom wedding sign. Daniel Taylor Photography
The bride- and groom-to-be play guitar during their engagement photo session. Daniel Taylor Photography
A kiss on the front porch during the engagement photo session. Daniel Taylor Photography