Reconnecting with a Friend’s Daughter for an Engagement Session

Above: Soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Gribble posing in front of where they will be exchanging their vows in June.

Every now and then I have an opportunity to photography an engagement or wedding. Although I don’t advertise this type of photography on my website, it’s nice to step away from my usual headshot studio and practice my craft in different ways.

A couple weeks ago had the honor to photography Ashley Cain, U.S. National Figure Skating Pairs Medalist, and her fiancé, Dalton Gribble. Ashley is the daughter of husband and wife coaching team, Peter and Darlene Cain. Peter and Darlene are long time friends of mine who I give much gratitude and if it weren’t for them and my best friend, Lorraine Borman (World and Olympic coach of the 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist, Rosalyn Summers), I wouldn’t be living here in Dallas. At the time Ashley and her older brother, Brandon, were two little tykes that would come to the rink and hang out with their aunt, Alex, who worked in the office while their parents taught elite level figure skaters.

Fast forward to today and Ashley is all grown up. In March of 2018, Ashley got engaged to the love of her life, Dalton Gribble. Dalton is a energetic and funny young man who works for his dad’s construction company. Both of them will tie the knot on June 1, 2019 in Ponder, Texas at The Nest at Ruth Farms. The Nest, as we call it, is a beautiful 36 acre event venue that has hosted many weddings over the years. It’s gorgeous white painted barn is the perfect place for Asley’s dream wedding.

I’m so honored that Ashley and Dalton has chosen AfallaStudios as their wedding photographer and videographer. She is planning on booking my makeup artist, Shanice of Shanice Glam who is an amazing and talented makeup artist. Because of Ashley’s popular social media presence as an elite professional athlete, I’ve planned a series of engagement shoots for these two that lead up to their wedding date. She plans on using these images to promote my photography services but also announce their engagement to the world.

Above: Capturing this special moment while the sun set in the horizon.

These images turned out amazing. We were able to catch the gorgeous sunset at The Nest that complimented these two beautiful people. We’re so excited to work with the future Mr. and Mrs. Gribble and look forward to our next photo shoot coming up in December. Stay tuned!


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