Rachel & Devyn started dating in 2014 and soon after, they knew they were meant to be! They dated for five years throughout college and the week Rachel finished her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Devyn proposed! Devyn popped the question on Valentine’s Day, much to Rachel’s surprise while opening her Valentine’s Day gift – custom Nike sneakers inscribed with “Will you marry me?” During their 2019 engagement they planned for a 2020 wedding and unfortunately, like many couples who were engaged last year, it meant that their wedding fell in the middle of a pandemic.
Their original wedding date was set for September 2020 and it is heartbreaking to say that their wedding has been postponed to 2021. As their photographer, it was important to me to honor Devyn & Rachel’s wedding day and not let the special date (that they have been waiting over a year for!) pass them by. Soon after Rachel informed me that they were going to postpone their wedding to next year, I suggested to her the idea of shooting engagement portraits on their original wedding date as a way to “Reclaim the Day”! What I love most about this couple is their resilience and the way they demonstrate that true love does conquer all.
These two took the time, in the midst of heartache & a pandemic, to honor themselves, their love and their original wedding day. We shot at the most beautiful vineyard & winery, Galer Estate and these two were even able to enjoy a little date night afterwards, toasting to their wedding yet to come!
Photographer: Haley Day Photography | Venue: Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery
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