amanda + kevin: promised. a memphis firehouse engagement.

They say opposites attract, and with Amanda and Kevin, it just might be true. Amanda first saw Kevin from the opposite side of the table. She had just started a new job, and had accepted an invitation to go out with her new coworkers. The next time she saw him, it was from the opposite side of the room. This time, Kevin crossed the distance to start a conversation. Conversation led to an exchange of phone numbers, which led to a date at Starbucks. Kevin knew she really liked him when he found out she didn’t like coffee. Amanda knew he really liked her when they stayed until midnight talking.

A couple years later, Kevin took Amanda on a trip to Vancouver. Amanda was already on cloud 9 after just being accepted into PA school. While sitting in front of the fireplace in the Fairmont lobby, surrounded by convention-goers, Kevin dropped to one knee and made Amanda’s day even brighter (kudos to Amanda’s friend Megan who helped Kevin pick out the ring and arranged to reserve a non-reservable sofa spot in front of the beautiful fireplace!). Her head spinning, she said yes to loud applause. Kevin and Amanda will begin their life together early next year, and I can’t wait for their wedding!

Because Kevin is a proud Memphis firefighter, we started their engagement session in front of his home base, Fire Station #2.

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

I have to admit, it was WAY cool having a fireman ask me, “where do you want me to put the truck?”

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Ed grabbed this shot. Go ahead. Ask me if I’m jealous! Amanda, your red heels were brilliant.

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Of course we had to put the jacket on Amanda. And those things are heavy!

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Ed’s keen eye again.

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

My view. Amanda, the helmet suits you!

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

After an outfit change, we roamed Main Street while waiting on sunset.

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Memphis Firehouse Engagement


Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Amanda, you are stunning!

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

One more change of clothes, then it was onto the roof of the Fire Headquarters for sunset. The view was amazing!

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Ed is a pro at holding a reflector while shooting!

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

I’ll end with this photo of Amanda and Kevin, just making each other happy.

Memphis Firehouse Engagement

Amanda and Kevin, thank you so much for a memorable experience! I love how we were able to collaborate and make this shoot so personal for you. You are both amazing people, and we loved getting to know you better (we’re making sure you’re not on the clock for the next cocktail, Kevin!).

CLICK HERE to see more images from Amanda’s and Kevin’s downtown Memphis engagement.

Here’s to fighting fires. And opposites. And big red trucks. Cheers!


  • Heather H
    Posted at 12:24h, 23 October

    These pictures are beautiful and so are Amanda and Kevin!

  • Cortney
    Posted at 12:28h, 23 October

    These are amazing!! Super cute ideas!

  • Richard
    Posted at 12:39h, 23 October

    Oh my goodness these photos make me want to remarry a fire fighter.

  • Vincent
    Posted at 13:30h, 23 October

    WOW what a great photo @ the fountain!

  • Kendra
    Posted at 13:45h, 23 October

    All these pictures are so cute!!!

  • Denise
    Posted at 13:46h, 23 October

    Wow! You guys look so happy! I can’t wait for the big day in may!

  • Liz
    Posted at 13:46h, 23 October

    Love the fire truck photos!

  • Cereesa
    Posted at 13:47h, 23 October

    Malone! Those red shoes are hot and you look hot in them!

  • Meredith
    Posted at 13:54h, 23 October

    These photos are a beautiful start to your beautiful life together! Congrats!

  • Renee
    Posted at 14:06h, 23 October

    Wow. These photos make me even happier for you guys than I already was

  • Susan Warren
    Posted at 15:15h, 23 October


  • Trish
    Posted at 17:31h, 23 October

    Beautiful shots! Congratulations!

  • Cecilia
    Posted at 19:29h, 23 October

    sooooo cute!!! congrats chic!!

  • David Walker
    Posted at 20:08h, 23 October

    I love your pictures. My niece will make a very pretty bride and we could not ask for a better groom than Kevin!!!! And all I have to say is, ” It’s a good thing Mee Maw likes you”. Wish you two the best in your future together. Love you kiddo!!!!!!

  • Denice
    Posted at 20:11h, 23 October

    Amanda, you look beautiful! Congratulations to you both.

  • Megan Taylor
    Posted at 20:28h, 23 October

    Love the pictures… I don’t know which one is my favorite since they are all great! The firehouse is so unique and different, and the rooftop is breath taking. Can’t wait for the big day to celebrate with you guys! P.S. Thanks for the shout out! 🙂

  • Aunt Sissy
    Posted at 10:49h, 24 October

    Great pictures Amanda! Your a lucky man Kevin! 🙂 You are both lucky! You couldn’t have picked a better one Amanda! Best wishes always! Love you!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 11:43h, 24 October

    I love the pictures… i love the pictures on the fire truck

  • Lorenzen
    Posted at 19:15h, 24 October

    This is really beautiful guys. I am very happy for you all 🙂

  • Rachel Stewart
    Posted at 21:16h, 24 October

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Patsy Walker
    Posted at 11:52h, 25 October

    The pictures are beautiful. I am so looking forward to the beautiful wedding-and yes-Mee Maw loves Kevin. He just fits in our family great. Wishing you and Kevin a blessed and happy future together. Love Mee Maw

  • Lisa Malone
    Posted at 11:55h, 25 October

    Beautiful Pictures! What a fantastic looking couple. I love you both! Mom

  • Les Warren
    Posted at 12:23h, 25 October

    Great photos of you both.The two of you are very happy. Glad you found each other and forever in love. Best wishes for a happy life together. Your mom and I are very happy for both of you.

  • Zamyra Lambert
    Posted at 13:58h, 25 October

    Beautiful photos! Congrats on your engagement!!

  • JR Amore
    Posted at 15:01h, 26 October

    Great pictures!! What a wonderful looking couple!!

  • Angela Gallaher
    Posted at 09:46h, 30 October

    These are so good!!! All of them are great, but the one by the fountain with you on Kevin’s arm is my absolute favorite! So, so good! Congratulations to a great couple!!! love, angela