Alum Cave Trail Engagements

These two adventurers are ready to take on anything that may come their way. They decided The Smoky Mountains National Park was the perfect place to capture their engagement session and the fun and exciting love they have for each other. They wanted to hike around, feel the fresh air, and didn’t mind getting a little wet in the process. Alum Cave Trail seemed like the perfect place!

The Bride, Katarina, shared the story,

“I met Christopher while working at American Eagle (where he was my boss).”

“For about two years, we were just coworkers (or I was his employee). Once I started to realize what a catch he was (with a push from my mom and a fellow coworker (also my boss), I tried to flirt with him, but he was oblivious. On April 28th 2018, we went to the movies with our families. That night he called me and asked if I wanted to go out sometime, just the two of us. I said “umm, finally!” Just kidding, I said, “I would love to!” So on April 30th 2018, we went on our first date. I knew from the beginning that we were meant to be together; however, I didn’t expect our forever to begin so soon. On September 23rd 2018, just shy of our five month anniversary, Christopher proposed on a hike to Alum Cave. And on April 30th 2019, our one year anniversary, we will be husband and wife! ”


The groom, Chris told his take on their relationship,

“I remember when it clicked for me. “

“One night we were talking during work, and she giggled and walked away to finish something, and I thought to myself, ‘Wow, this girl is sweet, and kind, and beautiful,…’ and before I knew it, my heart was caught. Our first date was NOT with our families, but our first movie together a few nights before was! She makes me laugh, we’re killer at large animal puzzles, and we’d much rather elope to the mountains to get hitched but our families are important to us too. I pray as often as I can that the Lord will make me into the man that will love her and treasure her forever!”