Rachel & Corey: Lexington, Kentucky Engagement Photography

She’s in law school. He’s in med school for emergency medicine. Together they are one delightful power couple. Rachel and Corey are both so light and tenderhearted. I feel like Ive known them forever. They were such great sports for our country photo session. I’m very much looking forward to their June wedding.

I asked Rachel for a few words on how Corey proposed. Here is her story:

“We’re both pretty outdoorsy (Corey quite a bit more than me though) so we took our vacation this summer to Colorado. The second day we were there, we planned to hike to the top of Pikes’ Peak. It would be my first “fourteener” which was especially sentimental since I spent a few formative years living at the foot of this particular mountain. We made the long and arduous journey to the summit where we were able to eat and rest. It was an especially cold day on the top so we bundled up in our winter coats.
Since the summit of Pikes is accessible by car and train, there is a guest shop and a few tourist photo areas. We were going to take a few pictures at the top before beginning the descent to base camp. At this point, I’d realized I’d left my trekking poles inside the summit house and went back to retrieve those. While I was away, Corey sneakily arranged with another person to take a picture when I came back and he let him in on a little secret.

When I came back, Corey told me to come pose for a picture at the summit. For some reason unbeknownst to me, Corey was getting down on one knee. I mistakenly thought we were moving down for the picture. Next thing I knew, he has a ring in his hand. My first words out of utter shock! Typical. This naturally threw Corey off and he stumbled through his rehearsed words. I said, “Of course!” and there was some applause from the small crowd that had gathered on top of the mountain.

The descent down Pikes was much easier – not only because we were gaining more oxygen with every step, but because we also knew that we were definitely on a path to our future together. “