Dezirae & Justin / by Kendall Whiteley

Woo-hoo! Welcome to T&K Photography’s new blog! We plan to fill our blog followers with fun insights + details from our sessions and weddings, behind the scenes, and exclusive images for only our blog followers! How great is that?! Be sure to follow our adventures! You do not want to miss them! <3


We are excited to feature Dezirae and Justin’s fun lifestyle engagement session as our first official blog post! We absolutely adore these two! As you will see, this couple has to be THE most light-hearted couple we have ever shot with. When planning their engagement session with us, Dezirae expressed her desire for a session that reflected the key elements in their relationship: laughter, comfort, silliness, and pizza! I mean what is better than that?! We immediately knew this session would be a favorite! For location, we knew we wanted a space with ample natural window lighting, plenty of space, and an overall comfortable + stylish aesthetic. After searching all over, together we found THE perfect loft in the heart of Chattanooga from our favorite rental site, Airbnb. It would be a mini vacation for us all! Our set-up was very easy + minimal as we wanted to focus on the key-elements mentioned above. Dezirae & Justin simply cozied up most of the afternoon, drank mimosas while belly-laughing and played Nintendo (Mario, duh!) while waiting for their pizzas to be delivered.  This is a session that we could re-do every day!

We just love their story. Both growing up in Knoxville, they were high school sweethearts (the kind that everyone is jealous of, including us as we went to the same high school!) and stood by each other during some of life’s biggest moments. The epitome of young love that CAN last forever. Having made it together over 7 years, Justin FINALLY popped the question in front of Cinderella’s castle at DisneyWorld last May. Being a part of their happily ever after has literally been a dream! Just look at their love! <3