Ashlyn + Clay: Romantic Engagement in Tennessee Woods

I loved celebrating Ashlyn + Clay’s engagement with an adventurous hike in the woods of Nashville’s Radnor Lake State Park.

Their romantic engagement was spent hiking through the trees, reminiscing on memories past, and eagerly planning for their upcoming wedding. We hiked (and danced!) along the Radnor Lake State Park wooded trails, and while we chased the most gorgeous rays of golden light for their photos, they told me their beautiful love story.

Ashlyn was introduced to Clay by a mutual friend, and the two soon fell head over heels in love. While the falling was the easy part- the two had a larger battle to face: distance. Ashlyn lives in Nashville, but as a professional baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clay is away from Music City much of the year. Despite their physical distance, over the past 4 years, the love that Ashlyn and Clay share flourished until Clay (finally!) proposed in McCabe Greenway this past January. They will be celebrating their wedding next month at the Cordell.

During our engagement shoot, Ashlyn + Clay were so intently focused on one another and the love they share, that I think at some points they forgot I was there! I always promise to be the best third-wheel (and I always come equipped with some terribly awful jokes to make you laugh), but I love when a newly engaged couple is just so excited to be with one another that they can’t focus on anything else.

Ashlyn and Clay, you are two of the most genuine and caring people, and I’m so excited to celebrate this exciting time in your lives. The life you will share with one another will surely be filled with an abundance of adventure, laughter, and love. Happy engagement and an even happier wedding!!

Love you both,


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