Sarah and Jarod’s Outdoor Engagement Session | Engagement Photography Fayetteville Arkansas

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When Sarah reached out to me for her engagement photography session in Fayetteville Arkansas, I was so flattered! I’ve known her for years because she’s my massage therapist. I knew that she was dating someone, but didn’t know how serious they were. I found out later that she called me the day after she got engaged to confirm me as her photographer! 

I’m super excited to photograph her wedding in October! It’s always so much fun when I get to take pictures of people I already know and who are my friends. Because, I get to be a part of their ceremony and celebrate with them. 

Collage of an engaged couple standing on a cliff's edge in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Sarah and Jarod are an absolute blast. They’re so fun and chill! They really wanted to do something outdoorsy because they love to go camping. Jarod has a lot of wilderness survival experience as well. Both of them love to be outside, camping and being together under the stars. Even their first date was a hike! So, their engagement session was one of the first places they hiked for a date! 

We went to Yellow Rock Trail at Devil’s Den State Park. For an engagement photography session, it’s a great place, only fifteen minutes outside Fayetteville. The hike is beautiful and it’s only a mile and a half. And it ends at a gorgeous lookout.  

Sarah and Jarod sitting on the edge of a cliff looking out over the lush trees during their engagement session at Yellow Rock Trail.

I was worried because it was the hottest day of the year, at 90 degrees, and 85% humidity. But we were lucky that it didn’t feel that way. I was amazed at how relaxed and “go with the flow” Sarah and Jarod were. It was all just a really positive experience. 

They brought two outfits for this session. A lot of my couples choose to do their engagement sessions in nature, so I always bring my trusty pop-up changing tent! I do this so they don’t have to sweat in their clothes on the hike! The first outfit Sarah wore was this really textured, white strapless dress! It was so much fun! I’m glad I got to show their playful side, and got a lot of fun candid shots of them just being sweet and loving. 

A collage of Sarah and Jarod walking hand in hand, smiling at each other in Devil's Den State Park.

The second was a more formal/dressy outfit. Sarah wore a beautiful blue flowy gown. There’s one spot of Yellow Rock Trail that’s a cliff and it goes out to a point. It’s a little scary, but they were totally at ease. I was shaking though! We got some awesome photos of them dancing and twirling on this cliffside! It was so much fun and we stayed such a long time getting those amazing pictures, we wound up hiking down in the dark!  

A college of Sarah and Jarod on a cliff's edge at Yellow Rock Trail - one smiling and one kissing.

I loved getting to work with Sarah and Jarod! And I’m really excited to work with them for their wedding this October! I love you guys! 

Sarah and Jarod laughing at each other during their engagement session at Devil's Den State Park.
A collage of Sarah and Jarod laughing  as he kisses her ear during their engagement session in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Jarod spinning Sarah around on a cliff's edge at Devil's Den State Park.
A collage of Sarah and Jarod sitting on a cliff's edge cuddling and kissing during their engagement session at Yellow Rock Trail.
Collage of a close up and a full body photo of Sarah and Jarod cuddling on Yellow Rock Trail.
Sarah and Jarod walking along Yellow Rock Trail during their engagement session with an Arkansas photographer.
A collage of Jarod picking up Sarah and spinning her around as she laughs.
Collage of Jarod with his arm draped around Sarah's shoulder and him pretending to put her in a choke hold.
Sarah and Jarod dressed up and kissing on a cliff's edge in Devil's Den State Park.
Collage of Sarah and Jarod during their engagement session - looking out over the tree and her smiling while she kisses her forehead.
Jarod spinning Sarah around in a flowing gown during their engagement session at Devil's Den State Park.
Collage of Jarod kissing Sarah on the temple as she smiles during their engagement session in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Sarah closing her eyes and taking in the moment as Jarod kisses her temple.
Collage of Jarod kissing Sarah's temple and them sitting on a rock on a cliff's edge at Yellow Rock Trail.
Jarod and Sarah smiling as they sit close together on the cliff's edge during their engagement session in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Collage of Sarah and Jarod sitting on a rock during their engagement session smiling and Jarod pushing Sarah's hair behind her ear.
Jarod romantically holding Sarah's face as he softly kisses her during their engagement session at Devil's Den State Park.
Wide, landscape photo of Sarah and Jarod spinning on the cliff's edge at Yellow Rock Trail.
Wide photo of Sarah sitting on a rock on the cliff's edge at Yellow Rock Trail as Jarod holds her hand and admires her.
Collage of Sarah resting her head on Jarod's shoulder and then kissing him during their engagement session in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Collage of Sarah looking at Jarod and then resting her head on his shoulder at Yellow Rock Trail.
Sarah spinning and holding her dress while Jarod admires her beauty during their engagement session in Arkansas.
Sarah spinning and laughing while Jarod admires her beauty during their engagement session in Arkansas.
Sarah spinning and throwing her dress skirt while Jarod admires her beauty during their engagement session in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Emily Quigley shoots wedding, engagement and newborn photography in Fayetteville Arkansas and beyond. She’s been featured in Glamor and Grace, Aisle Society and several other online websites. Click here to get your booking today!

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