Between getting engaged, having a baby (Sweet baby Colt!), building a house, and having to reschedule their wedding due to the coronavirus, things for Cory and Emmy have been more than a little crazy over the last year!
Their schedules are packed, and every minute is full of something, but we were finally able to get Cory and Emmy’s engagement session in, and I’m so excited to share their engagement photos in Monticello, Indiana on the blog!
Yes! You read that right! Cory and Emmy have Snapchat to thank for their relationship!
You see, when they were in high school, Cory and Emmy were both in FFA. (Cory is from Wolcott, Indiana, and Emmy is from Wabash, Indiana.)
Every year, Indiana FFA students are invited to attend Indiana’s State Convention. And, this particular year, Cory and Emmy both attended, happened to start talking, and decided to exchange Snapchat information!
They started sending Snaps back and forth, and before they knew it, they went from acquaintances, to friends, to dating, and meeting one another’s families. And, they’ve been together (They even work together at Farney’s Service Center!) ever since!
On Christmas Eve 2019, Cory and Emmy were just a couple months away from having their baby boy and were celebrating the holiday at Emmy’s parents’ house.
For Emmy’s family, it’s a tradition to go around the room on Christmas Eve and say what you’re thankful for. Emmy’s parents and siblings were sharing as normal, but when it was Cory’s turn, he used this opportunity to get down on one knee and ask Emmy to be his wife. And, she said yes!
Between having a baby, losing Emmy’s grandfather, Colt getting sick, the coronavirus, and bad weather, Cory and Emmy’s engagement photos had to be rescheduled more than a few times. But, we were finally able to take Cory and Emmy’s engagement photos in Monticello, Indiana, and I have to say, it was 100% worth the wait!
When I asked Cory and Emmy where they wanted to have their photos taken, they instantly knew they wanted to go out to Cory’s grandpa’s pond in Monticello. They actually wanted to have their wedding on this gorgeous property but quickly realized that it would be pretty difficult to plan a large wedding on a property that had never held a wedding before.
Due to busy schedules, Cory and Emmy decided that a sunrise session would work best for them. (Great light is key to great photos, so I schedule all sessions at sunrise or at sunset.) So, this sweet couple met me at 6:30 am!
Cory and Emmy, thanks for getting up so early! I hope you look at your photos and feel an early morning was worth it!
Not only was Cory’s grandpa willing to let us use his property, but Grandpa was also more than happy to hang out with his great grandson for almost two hours!
Cory’s grandpa met us on the property when Cory and Emmy’s engagement photos started, scooped up Colt, and entertained his sweet great grandson by walking the grounds and feeding fish throughout the entire session. It was the sweetest thing to witness! (Side note: I grabbed some photos of Colt and Grandpa, but I’m not sure if Grandpa wants them posted online. Cory and Emmy, brace yourselves for some serious sweetness when you receive your full gallery!)
Cory and Emmy were supposed to celebrate their wedding in May, but due to the coronavirus, they’ll now become husband and wife on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Wea Creek Orchard in Lafayette, Indiana. And, I have no doubt that their big day is going to be full of fun, family-focused, and a huge party, because these two deserve it!
Cory and Emmy, you two are so sweet and good to one another and Colt, and I can’t begin to tell you how honored I am that you’ve trusted me to be your wedding photographer.
I hope you love these previews of your engagement photos in Monticello, Indiana, and I can’t wait to capture the best day ever for you!