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Fort Worth Botanic Garden Engagement Session | Derek and Erin

This Fort Worth Botanic Garden Engagement Session was so much fun! Derek and Erin are so happy together and I love all the laughter that came through in their engagement photos.  Check out Erin’s account of their sweet love story:

Derek and I originally met in organic chemistry lab our sophomore year of college. We were both biomedical engineering students and worked two hoods down from each other, so it was chemistry from the start…organic! Haha. The first thing that I ever said to him, when I turned around after weighing my extracted product, was “look! I made snow!” He loves to give me grief about that being our first encounter. We really started connecting our junior year in our computer statistics class when he “needed help”…which was obvious that he didn’t! We started dating soon after that and continued dating long distance. Derek went to graduate school in Richmond Virginia and I went to medical school in Fort Worth. Then Derek matched into a medical physics residency in NYC, all still dating long distance for the past three plus years!!! Derek proposed by flying in town to surprise me over Easter weekend. We only see each other every few months and we had seen each other in February, so I thought I wouldn’t be seeing him until May. He flew into town to surprise me and took me to the Dallas arboretum, waited for a nice spot with no one in sight and asked me a question we both knew the answer to! It was always going to be us together,  there was no doubt in either of our minds. Distance really does make the heart grow fonder, and we feel so blessed that we have been able to make this work. But like Derek says, long distance is easy when I have him on the other end.

Kim of Kim Hayes Photography is a Fort Worth wedding photographer located in the DFW area. Kim is a wedding, engagement, senior and family photographer serving Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding communities.

  1. Dawn

    August 23rd, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Such a beautiful session. So much love in these photos.

  2. Amanda

    August 23rd, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Beautiful session. It’s hard to pick a favorite as they are all so good!

  3. Jessica

    August 23rd, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Cute couple….great connection!

  4. Erica

    August 23rd, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are the cutest!

  5. Jennifer Woodward

    August 23rd, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    What a stunning engagement session!

  6. Stephanie

    August 24th, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Beautiful session, I love the energy!

  7. ISabel

    August 24th, 2016 at 4:01 am

    what a sweet session!

  8. michelle

    September 9th, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    What a beautiful session!

  9. Stephanie

    September 10th, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    You can really see the love between these two. What a great session!

  10. Fay

    September 10th, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    So beautiful! you captured them so well!

  11. Michelle

    September 10th, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Gorgeous photos!

  12. Paulina

    September 10th, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    What a beautiful session! Their connection is so visible!

  13. Lindsey Harwath

    September 23rd, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    What a beautiful location for engagement pictures! My husband and I never did formal engagement pictures, something I regret missing out on 🙁 I’m glad this is something that more and more couples are making a priority!

  14. Michelle

    September 24th, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Love the connection and light! Beautiful.

  15. Shilan

    April 6th, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Your work is absolutely beautiful <3

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