Kate and Cory | Engagement Session

Stepping into Kate and Cory’s apartment, I am dazzled by the beautiful and eclectic décor, and am immediately greeted by one of the cutest pups I have ever met- a sweet rescue named Ryder!  I instantly understand why this beautiful couple wanted to have some of their engagement photos taken in their charming and welcoming home.

Kate and Cory are equally as charming and welcoming- I instantly fell in love with how relaxed and in love they are with each other.  It is evident that they would try to jump to the next continent if the other asked them to do it.  I am so lucky to have been referred to these two by another client (thanks, Kelly!)  Fun fact about Cory and Kate- they work in really unique fields! Cory plays the double bass in an orchestra, and Kate is in the TV industry!

Their engagement session landed on the warmest day in January, so after their apartment pictures, we strolled around at their local park and took advantage of the warm winter sun!  Take a look at some of Kate and Cory’s engagement pictures, and scroll down to learn a little more about this couple!

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Pittsburgh Engagement, Wedding, and Boudoir Photography

Q: Tell us how you met!
A: OkCupid! – Turns out online dating isn’t so bad and it’s free!

Q: What was the date of your first date?  Details, please!
A: May 28, 2014. We met up for Adventure Bingo at Union Pig and Chicken (upstairs).  The theme was 80’s Video Games.  The host there is awesome and his crazy off the wall sense of humor really helped to break the ice.  After bingo was over we stuck around the bar area and kept talking and talking and talking until we realized what time it was.  A hug and some butterflies followed.  Then texting and talking and soon another date!

Q: How did you know he/she was the one?
A: Shortly after we started dating Cory was asked to play some gigs down south.  One of them turned out to be close to Graceland.  Cory thought we should make a big road trip of it since it’s somewhere I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go.  Not only did we not kill each other in the many confined hours of the car, but we made tons of memories along the way stopping in Beckley, Nashville and Jackson, culminating in our visit to  Memphis to see the King!!  It was a blast.  We are travel buddies for life now.

Q: When was the proposal?  Tell us more about it!
A: October 15, 2015. We were on a family vacation with Cory’s family and it was my first time to Disney World.  The first day we all split up in the Magic Kingdom to do our own thing.  It was sometime after lunch and Cory and I had just ridden Space Mountain and were flattening pennies when I spotted a photo booth.  We love photo booths so I asked him if we could do it.  He said sure, in his normal happy, calm demeanor.  As soon as the timer started counting down he pulled out all this Kleenex and I was like , “Why the heck are you blowing your nose NOW?? Look at the camera!”  That’s when I saw a ring and he asked me and the photos captured the moment pretty perfectly.  Shock, disbelief, excitement and pure joy.  Disney World really is the happiest place on Earth!

Q: What do you like most about your fiancé?
Kate: He loves me exactly how I am.  He accepts and loves my crazy little dog.  He has the patience of a saint and a real passion for what he does.  Watching him teach little kids piano is pretty adorable too.
Cory: I love her sense of humor, passion, and how creative she is.  Everything that she does whether it’s writing, drawing, cross stitch, or whatever has a lot of personality in it.

Wedding Date: November 6, 2016
Ceremony and Reception Location: Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN

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lavenderleigh

They ARE perfect together! Just the sweetest couple!

lavenderleigh

Gina, what heartfelt and kind words! Thank you for sharing, it means so much!

Gina Riley

I find myself repeatedly looking at these photos. Kate has never been so happy and that is evident in the photos. I get teary eyed with joy and only wish my parents could have lived long enough to see her with this special man that has changed her life. I can’t say enough about him; he even loves Ryder (need I say more).

I am going to have a hard time deciding which photo to frame….so many different emotions in each one. Kate and Cory owe KELLY a big THANK YOU for introducing them to this talented photographer.

GINA Riley

Sandy Palmer

Cory and Kate are perfect for each other. I could not be more happy for them and look forward to having Kate as a daughter.