Falling in Love: Cody & Kara Joy

Couple Story: Cody & Kara Joy

Cody’s sister and I played softball together. He told his sister “She’s my next girlfriend, and she just doesn’t know it yet.” After I graduated high school, I was going into college. That’s when my best friend started dating Cody’s older brother. A few weeks went by and Cody and I got to spend good bit of time together. That’s when he asked me to be his girlfriend {for the second time} on the 22nd of July. We have been together ever since. It’s four and a half years later and I am so lucky to have such a persistent man who knew exactly what he wanted; and that just happened to be me.
Photographer’s Note: Kara Joy was interested in me shooting engagement photos–she wanted a photographer that was fun, relaxed, talkative, and made posing seem easy. We picked a date that worked with her soon-to-be husband’s travel schedule, which happened to feel like the coldest day of the year. Cody popped the question at Chau Ram Falls, so in keeping with the theme of waterfalls, she chose Brasstown Falls for their engagement session.
These two were an absolute blast to work with! Kara Joy is the type of person that makes you feel like you are her best friend; she is such a joy to talk to. Cody is laid back and super nice! Even though it was super cold that Sunday, it made them cuddle even more, which made the photos even more awesome!


Photography: Rebecca Hicks Photography