Couple walking along a sidewalk at the University of Arkansas with their dog.

Kourtnie and Joseph’s College Campus Engagement Session | University of Arkansas 

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Kourtnie and Joseph have the most amazing engagement story! They began dating in high school and then when it was time to go to college, they both went to the same place – The University of Arkansas. They dated all throughout college and after they graduated they got  engaged in 2021. They’ve been together a total of nine years, and they’re so sweet together!    

Their proposal was super cute and special too! Joseph proposed to Kourtnie right in front of the Old Main building, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful structures on the campus. Not to mention he proposed to her during a snowstorm! Which only added to the beauty of the meaningful location. Since so much of their relationship happened at the school, they wanted to get some of their engagement photos there! 

Koutnie and Joseph brought their dog, Nova, to the photoshoot. Nova is a German Shepard and Husky mix, so she was this big fluffy adorable dog! During the shoot she was on high alert and hyper, because the University of Arkansas has a ton of squirrels there, and Nova was so distracted! I was absolutely obsessed with how cute and excited she was! Their parents came to dog-sit Nova after we took photos with her at the beginning of the session so we were able to focus on some photos with just the two of them!

Collage of a couple at the University of Arkansas during their engagement session with their dog.

We were able to walk around some on campus and get some really good pictures! One of my favorite spots, which I’ve only just learned about, was the horticulture building. In between these two horticulture buildings there’s this beautiful flower garden that’s maintained by the department! We were able to get some absolutely amazing pictures there and they were some of my favorites! 

A man looking over his shoulder while his fiance hugs him from behind and looks up at him smiling.

Kourtnie went to college for education and since graduating, she’s now a 2nd grade teacher. As I spent time talking and getting to know them, we were able to chat about my daughter who just started kindergarten. It was fun getting to talk to Kourtnie about all things kids and starting school!

Then, they changed their outfits to some more casual clothes – bluejeans, and nice shirts. Then we drove to the Wilson Springs Nature Reserve. The reserve is hidden and out of the way, but it is so beautiful! While we were there we got some of the more playful and relaxed photos of the session. I loved the snuggly pictures of them in the fields there, and I think Joseph really loved the piggy back ride that he gave to Kourtnie! Those photos all turned out so well!  

Collage of a woman getting a piggy back ride from her fiance in a field during their engagement session.

This session was so much fun and I absolutely loved getting to know them! 


Emily Quigley is a wedding, engagement and newborn photographer in Northwest Arkansas. 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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A couple walking along a path smiling at each other while their dog walks happily in front of them.
Collage of a couple walking back and forth down a walkway at the University of Arkansas with their dog.
Collage of a couple standing behind their dog while their dog looks at the camera and the couple squatting down to love on their dog during their engagement session.
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Collage of a couple squatting down with their dog and loving on her during their engagement session at the University of Arkansas.
Collage of a couple sitting on a rock during their engagement session looking at each other smiling and the man whispering in his fiance's ear.
Collage of a couple sitting on a rock during their engagement session looking at each other smiling and the man whispering in his fiance's ear during their engagement session.
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Collage of a man and woman holding hands and looking at each other while they kiss in front of the University of Arkansas.
Collage of a man and woman holding hands and looking at each other while they kiss in front of the University of Arkansas.
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A woman sitting between her fiance's knees on the stone stairs of a building during their engagement session.
A couple sitting on the stone stairs of a building during their engagement session smiling at each other.
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Collage of a couple sitting on the stone stairs of a building while the man kisses his fiance's forehead and they both smile.
A woman sitting between her fiance's knees while he kisses her on the head in front of a building at the University of Arkansas.
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Collage of a woman holding on to her fiance's arm while they smile at each other and kiss during their engagement session in Arkansas.
A woman standing behind her fiance and looking up at him in a garden at the University of Arkansas.
Collage of a couple walking through a garden at the University of Arkansas smiling at each other.
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Couple standing close and smiling during their engagement session at University of Arkansas.
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Collage of a couple dancing in the corridor of a building during their engagement session at University of Arkansas.
Collage of a couple dancing in the corridor of a building during their engagement session at University of Arkansas.
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Collage of a couple standing with their backs to the camera while they smile and kiss each other during their engagement session.
Collage of a man nuzzling his fiance's temple during their engagement session at the University of Arkansas.
Collage of a man and woman sitting on a bench smiling at each other during their engagement session.
Collage of a couple sitting on a bench kissing and smiling at each other during their engagement session at the University of Arkansas.
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Collage of a couple leaning against a stone bridge railing smiling at each other.
Collage of a couple leaning against a stone bridge railing smiling at each other.
Collage of a couple leaning against a stone bridge railing resting their noses together during their engagement session at the University of Arkansas.
Collage of a couple leaning against a stone bridge railing resting their noses together during their engagement session at the University of Arkansas.
Collage of a couple standing in a field at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve with their dog.
Collage of a couple standing in a field with their dog during their engagement session and squatting down to love on their dog.
Collage of a couple walking through a field at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve during their engagement session in Arkansas.
Couple walking through a field looking at each other during their engagement session in Arkansas.
Couple walking through a field at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve looking at each other and the bride looking over her shoulder while the groom smiles at her.
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Collage of a man wrapping his arms around his fiance from behind and him lifting her into the air while kissing her during their engagement session at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve.
Collage of a couple kissing in the middle of a field during their engagement session.
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A man and woman sitting on a blanket in the middle of a field at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve.
Collage of a couple smiling with their temples together and the woman kissing her fiance on the cheek.
A woman kissing her fiance on the cheek during their engagement session.
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Collage of a woman with her legs thrown over her fiance's lap while they smile and kiss each other at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve.
A couple sitting in the grass at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve with their foreheads pressed together during an intimate moment.
Collage of a couple walking through a wooded field during their engagement session.
A couple sitting in the grass at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve with their foreheads pressed together during an intimate moment.
Collage of a couple running hand in hand during their engagement session at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve.
Collage of a couple running hand in hand during their engagement session at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve.
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Collage of a man picking up his fiance and spinning her around during their engagement session in Arkansas.
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Collage of a couple kissing and pressing their noses together as they take in a moment during their engagement session.
Collage of a couple smiling at each other during their engagement session.
Collage of a woman holding on to her fiance's arm and smiling at him during their engagement session.
Collage of a couple smiling at each other during their engagement session.
Collage of a couple walking away into the woods at Wilson Springs Nature Reserve.

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