Detra + Fred | a Memphis City and Country Engagement

Detra is from a small rural town in Illinois and loves the farm life. Fred is from Memphis and loves the city light and energy. They may be opposites, but they compliment each other perfectly! We had to include both their personalities in their engagement shoot, so we went for both a city and country theme!

They were each waiting for the right one and the right time. After they met, they gave each other time and space, then reunited when they were ready. They love playfully competing against each other, and they both fall asleep in movies. They love the quiet life with a quirky sense of adventure!

Also, they are not afraid of the camera! It was so much fun capturing the love these two share. We started with Fred’s city preference, and met them downtown on Main Street. A striped skirt and red shoes? Yes, please!

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The forecast said rain, but we took a chance anyway! The dark clouds stayed behind us for the whole shoot, so it was meant to be!

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I love a girl who knows how to accessorize!

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Seriously, I wish I could take credit for this shot, but it is just their natural cute-ness!


The sun made an effort to peek out for a few minutes, and we soaked it up!

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After a change of clothes, we went in search of fields and trees to capture the country side of things that Detra loves! Nothing better than a field of yellow flowers!

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Doesn’t Fred have the cutest dimples? I see why Detra likes him!

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Ahhh… sunset on the river. It turned out to be a beautiful day for an engagement session!

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Detra and Fred, thank you for risking the rain and spending an evening with us! We loved getting to know you better, and we had so much fun! We can’t wait for the wedding!


  • Joy
    Posted at 18:13h, 29 September

    I love it!

  • Monique Tucker
    Posted at 18:34h, 29 September

    Congratulations. Wishing you love and happiness in this new chapter in life. The photos were beautiful. Very fond of the black and white and the one seated on the tree limb.

  • Jessica
    Posted at 18:55h, 29 September

    Loveeee these pictures!! I have so many favorites!!!

  • Alesha H.
    Posted at 19:05h, 29 September

    Simply beautiful. Love the concept of urban/ rural. Both of you guys are extremely photogenic. Awesome pics!!!

  • Yaose Profit
    Posted at 19:40h, 29 September

    Detra and Fred,

    Congratulations on your engagement. Your engagement pictures are gorgeous. I love the theme and setting of your pictures. Thanks for sharing your love story with me.

    Love, Yaose

  • Da'Vet Williams
    Posted at 20:38h, 29 September

    Detra!!! I am so excited for you and Fred! This site is beautiful, I’m sure it was because Amy had two amazingly beautiful people to capture. May God continue to shower you with His loving kindness as the two of you embark upon this new life together. I pray that you both continually find favor in Christ, and as you grow in Him that it enhances your love, admiration, and affection for one another! I love you!! Congratualations!! #yay

  • lorlene sebree
    Posted at 20:47h, 29 September

    Beautiful. You can see the love.

  • Pat Armour
    Posted at 20:55h, 29 September

    Detra and Fred’s engagement pictures are amazing. The color was fantastic, the settings gorgeous and their love shone through in each one. Absolutely beautiful

  • Theresa
    Posted at 20:58h, 29 September

    I love the pics, especially the one that the photographer said that she couldn’t take credit for. Kudos on the accessorizing and Fred’s dimples.

  • Victoria
    Posted at 21:45h, 29 September

    Awesome story with great photography. Congrats to the lovely couple!

  • Elzie
    Posted at 21:58h, 29 September

    Beautiful. Congrats guys!

  • Jasmyne
    Posted at 22:02h, 29 September

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful! It brings me joy to see how happy the two of you are and the love that you share. Detra, I love you and welcome to the family Fred! God bless 🙂

    Your cousin Jas

  • Alicia Winfield
    Posted at 04:55h, 30 September

    Love this!!! You guys look gorgeous!!!

  • Torian H
    Posted at 12:20h, 30 September

    Beautiful pics! I am so proud of u, D! You are a beautiful young woman who deserves so much happiness! Love u!!!

  • Brian Ingram
    Posted at 12:23h, 30 September

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

  • Nicole
    Posted at 13:45h, 30 September

    Congratulations Detra! I wish you & Fred all the happiness in the world! I love these photos!

  • Michael
    Posted at 14:19h, 30 September

    These photos are amazing! I am sooooo happy for you both. May God be the center of your union!


  • Michael
    Posted at 14:59h, 30 September

    You two look amazing! Congratulations and God continue to bless you!


  • Tammara Bell
    Posted at 15:04h, 30 September


    Love these pictures. I can see the love in the air. Im wishing you many years of happiness. This looks like a fun photo shoot. Congratulations to you and Fred!


  • Alicia J. Davis
    Posted at 19:34h, 30 September

    Lovely pictures. I’m so excited for you two! What a beautiful couple! I can’t wait to be a part of your special day. Love you Detra! Oh, and Fred, you have great taste! Lol.

  • Tiffany
    Posted at 22:06h, 30 September

    Congrats Fred & Detra! Your engagement pictures are absolutely amazing! May God continue to bless you both, and may He also bless your union.

  • Karen A
    Posted at 23:12h, 30 September

    Beautiful pictures. Their love for each other shines bright. Great blending of their tastes (urban/rural).

  • LaTanya
    Posted at 10:05h, 01 October

    Beautiful story for a beautiful couple. I love it!

  • Heili
    Posted at 10:11h, 01 October

    Detra I love it. You’re so beautiful and the photos captured both of your happiness. Gorgeous!!

  • Nadirah Mateen
    Posted at 10:13h, 01 October

    The pictures are absolutely beautiful!

  • Kim Echols
    Posted at 10:38h, 01 October

    These images excite me and make me smile ear to ear! The colors, compositions and complete ‘feel’ capture everything you’d ever want for these precious memories. May God continue to bless you both and give you favor!

  • SonJe Hale
    Posted at 12:41h, 01 October

    Detraaaaaaa!!!!! I’m so excited for you! Congratulations to you and your future husband! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Love you and wish you nothing but Peace Love and Happiness!!!

  • Sherika
    Posted at 15:58h, 01 October

    OMG!!! I am so excited for you. You look amazing and your pictures are incredible. Congrats to you both and much joy & happiness!

  • Tamika
    Posted at 19:37h, 01 October

    Awesome! Love the pictures. God Bless!!!!

  • Demetrius
    Posted at 21:30h, 04 October

    Wow! I smiled from ear to ear once page opened! CONGRATULATIONS!! Such an exciting time for you both. I love the super hot shoes. Detra, you may love farm life but pictures show a very urban chic! Almost DC like with the pearls. Love the play on casual setting with Frederick’s red shirt! Amy, thank you for capturing one smile from Frederick as Detra adores every minute. Love, love and more love to you both! Can’t wait for the wedding!

    Love you both—–Demetrius& Brian Skyes

  • Sheldon Blackamore
    Posted at 09:55h, 05 October

    Absolutely Beautiful cousin! I’m so proud and happy for you! May God continue to bless you all and your Union! Welcome to the fam Bruh. Much love!

  • Demetrius Tompkins-Terry
    Posted at 10:01h, 05 October

    Wow… Little Brother… So proud of you two…. You guys look GREAT !!!

  • Tim
    Posted at 15:40h, 05 October

    Amazing and totally perfection at its best. Congratulations to future Mr. & Mrs. Holmes. Wish you the best lives together….

  • Delores Hughes
    Posted at 20:07h, 05 October

    The pictures are so beautiful. God bless you both.

  • Delores Hughes
    Posted at 20:18h, 05 October

    Beautiful. God bless both of you.

  • Mildred Taylor
    Posted at 16:45h, 06 October

    Now, this just made me cry. So beautiful.Two of the most deserving people that i know and love. May God continue to bless the both of you.Thank You Jesus!

  • Jonathan M.
    Posted at 12:31h, 08 October

    Beautiful pix Fred. Send my best to the future wife. You’ll have to come visit sometime. My house is always open to you guys.

  • Jackie Holmes
    Posted at 20:29h, 16 October

    Oh I love it beautiful pictures beautiful moments and beautiful couple so happy for you guys…Awww

  • Sunshine
    Posted at 17:06h, 24 October

    Great Pictures.

  • Sunshine
    Posted at 17:34h, 24 October

    Well Son that’s what life is about blending, compromising and acceptance as you have done so assuredly in your pictures…Continue to get specific instructions (talk to God)…Insha Allah(If it’s God’s will) You two wonderful people will 4ever be a blessings to each other

  • Ebony
    Posted at 09:18h, 15 December

    So enchantingly beautiful!!! I felt the love energy and the playfulness through these amazing photos!! Congratulations you too!!! Fred, you have finally met your divine counterpart!!!!