August 23, 2017

Dallas Texas Arboretum Engagement Session-Killingsworth Photography

Posted in: Engagements

Dallas Texas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Engagement | White Rock Park-Killingsworth Photography

Derrick and Allyson


Life has a funny habit. Just as we’re about to throw in the towel, it comes back around with a little surprise to convince us to keep trying. That’s undoubtedly the case behind Allyson and Derricks’ engagement.

The Meet-Cute 

Derrick and Allyson’s journey began with a few clicks. In early 2016, a wary Allyson was on Christian Mingle contemplating deleting her account. She wasn’t sure an online relationship had the staying power she was looking for.

And then she saw Derrick’s profile.

Taking a chance, she sent him a pre-made message of introduction. To her surprise, his response was quick! After a few weeks of messaging, Derrick asked her out for bowling and dinner. Though both had the jitters, Derrick was the perfect gentleman. The conversation flowed well, and by the end of the first date, they had plans for a second one.

Question time! 

Their first year anniversary found Allyson and Derrick in Waco. After a Sunday morning breakfast, they took a walk through Cameron Park to “waste time” before their afternoon reservations. They eventually found their way down nature trails that led them to a lookout gazebo snug between the trees. After looking at the names carved into the wooden railings, they decided to add their own. When Allyson finished her carving, she turned around.

Derrick was on his knee with a question. (Can you guess what that question was?)

Following the proposal, they went to their reservation. Allyson’s second surprise? Both of their families had gathered to help them celebrate. Talk about mingling.

Double the sentiment

Allyson and Derrick’s photo shoot marked our first shoot in our relocation to the Dallas-Fort Worth area! We began with some photos at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. There we photographed the couple underneath the enchanting arch of the Crape Myrtle Allee and by the pool of the Woman’s Garden.

And then the thunderstorm hit. Think that stopped us?

Not a chance.

When the storm let up, we moved to the White Rock Park near downtown Dallas to capture some amazing sunset photos. Known as the “jewel” of Dallas’s park system, it was the perfect place to finish up a great shoot.


Interested in a similar shoot? Want to be our next Texas clients?  Contact us today to see how we can capture similar moments for your and your fiancee!