Shelby & Alex's Tennessee Engagement in Pouring Rain (From The Notebook)

It was pouring the day I met up with Shelby and Alex - rain coming down in sheets, and then droplets, and then sheets again. It had been raining like this for over two days and I was positive that they would want to reschedule their engagement session, especially since we were meeting on the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake. Just so much water. 

I texted Shelby that Sunday morning and she replied with, "We're up for shooting in the rain if you are!" And I knew I had found my people. YES. 

Our Nashville version of that rainy scene from The Notebook turned out better than I could have imagined. We were soaked to the bone and so dirty by the end - trees were halfway underwater, there was a layer of thick mud over everything - but it was so much fun. I only fell in the mud once and was beyond thankful for my Hunter rainboots (but also realized my raincoat seems to absorb water instead of repel it, so I'm now in the market for a new raincoat, any suggestions?) 

By the end, the light had faded and the rain had slowed and I knew we had made some magic despite how insane we probably seemed to all the fly fishermen who were gathered around the shorelines of the lake in their bright orange ponchos, watching us from the sidelines. 

Thanks for being up for absolutely anything, you guys. It was so worth it.

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