Romantic Highland Park Engagement Session | Katie and Steven

Engagement Session

April 4, 2022

Romantic Highland Park Engagement Session | Dallas Wedding Photographer

This session was just as sweet as it looks.

I spent the evening with Katie and Steven during their romantic Highland Park engagement session. These two…where do I even begin? They might be the sweetest people I have ever met! Their kindness, their compassion, their sense of humor…they light up any room they walk into.

To say I had fun on this session would be an understatement. It was like hanging out with old friends-not meeting for the first time. I really enjoyed getting to know them and their adorable Golden Doodle, Lucky.

They will be getting married next year at Stone Crest Venue in Mckinney, Texas. I cannot believe I’m going to have to wait almost another year to see them. 🙁 Guys…we might have to meet up for a check-in (I’m thinking tacos).

I’m so thankful to be a part of their wedding day. It is always such an honor to document the beginning of a new chapter and to build friendships along the way.

Please enjoy some of my favorites from their romantic Highland Park engagement session.

More About The Couple

How did you two meet?

We met on a blind date in college! One of my sorority sisters had me take one of her boyfriends fraternity brothers (Steven) to a function. We were friends for about a year after that. But then it turned into a relationship – looking back, i’d keep it that way too, I like that we took our time getting to know one another. And we also allowed each other the space we needed early in our college careers to grow. Our friends who set us up actually get married this September and we get to be a part of their big day! Woo pig sooie!

What was it about your significant other that first attracted you to them?

Steven: her confidence and personality. In college, everyone knew who Katie Curry was and everyone loved her.

Katie: his kindness. He did little things that made my head turn & I quickly learned how kind he was, even when no one was looking.

Tell us your engagement story!

Steven told me we were going to have dinner with his dad and stepmom (a very normal affair) but that we would take Lucky for a walk by a park near their house before we went (also very normal). I dressed for the walk, knowing I could change for dinner after….well turns out he was planning to propose.

He took me to an overlook, looked at me, got down on one knee and said “so do you want to marry me?” I, shocked, laughed and said “uhhh are you serious?” He quickly stood up and said “nope” and laughed. I was so confused. He then grabbed me and walked me out a little more when I saw him go back down to his knee and get serious. He said a whole bunch of other things, that I now don’t remember(shock factor), and we were engaged!

His sisters were there to capture the moment and the best surprise of all is that both our families were waiting for us in the parking lot. I bawled…..and then we went back to his parent’s house where all our friends and extended family were waiting. The next day the hogs beat A&M – I couldn’t have asked for a better engagement.

hotel crescent court
 Romantic highland park engagement | hotel crescent court

What has you most excited when you think about your wedding day?

Seeing Steven for the first time. And both of our favorite groups of people all being in one place for the weekend. I have chills thinking about those two things!

Golden doodle engagement session
engagement session with dogs

Do you have any advice for other couples planning their wedding?

Take your time! If you’re like me and hadn’t put much thought into your wedding day prior to your engagement, allow yourself the time to figure out your vision. If you don’t have any hard and set dates, you can make that vision clear and have the pick of the liter when it comes to choosing your vendors! We will have a 1.5 year engagement and by spreading it all out, I think it’s been awesome!

Flippen Park engagement session
Romantic highland park engagement | Flippen park

How was your overall session experience?

AMAZING! I can’t speak enough good things about Kimberly. She told us exactly what to do and even showed us how we were looking along the way. I’m sad our wedding is so far away, just because I want to be able to see her sooner!!! Can’t thank her enough.

Romantic highland park engagement
Romantic highland park engagement
  1. Suzie Curry says:

    I’m Katie’s mom and I absolutely love these photos❤️ Katie has spoken so highly of you Kimberly and is even border line obsessed with your social media, as am I. This story and photos brought good tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Thank you for your dedication to your craft and for making times like this so special. You have a gift! Curry/Cornell wedding 4/23

    • Kimberly Harrell says:

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much! This means so much to me. I just loved these two so much. They are so kind, caring and just really fun to be around. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed meeting them in real life. I am so excited for their wedding day!

  2. Katie Curry says:

    Tell us when and where for tacos and we will meet you there 🙂 thank you again, you rock!!

  3. Sharon Cornell says:

    I’m Steven’s Mom. I absolutely love these engagement pictures! I had no idea they were having them done. I can’t wait to celebrate their big day. What a happy time for both our families!!

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