You're Worth the Wait: A Predeployment Engagement Shoot

With Independence Day and Pride Month on our minds, we thought it'd be the perfect time to share a beautiful engagement shoot that honors our military and celebrates same-sex love. Ashley and Randy of Ashley Durham Studios handled Cheyenne and Sabryna's predeployment engagement shoot in downtown Colorado Springs, CO, and Fountain Creek Nature Center in Fountain, CO, complete with sweet chalkboard signs and American-flag high heels. Cheyenne shares their love story:

"So Sabryna and I are both military. We met in AIT, which is our training for jobs. I recently just got out, and she's serving in Afghanistan right now. We are both from Riverside County in California and didn't even know each other. Unfortunately, after AIT, I went to Korea, and she came to Fort Carson. I ended coming to Carson as well in October, and she said, 'I'm not gonna let her slide by me a second time,' and we started dating late 2012. She proposed in January [2014] in front of my family during dinner when we went home on leave. Best thing that's ever happened to me so far!"

What was your favorite moment from the engagement shoot? Any advice for other brides-to-be?

"Our engagement photo shoot was amazing: Ashley and Randy are the best at what they do! My favorite part was interacting with them. They are so funny and a lovely, easygoing couple, and they really know how to make you feel at ease and being photo ready. For future brides-to-be: just go in with an open mind, and have fun, be yourself, and your pictures will come out amazing, and people with feel and see your love."

Can you tell me a little bit about your wedding?

"We had a quick wedding in New Mexico on Valentine's Day due to the fact that Sabryna was deploying so soon. We wanna do a big wedding in San Diego, CA, where we can invite friends and family and really celebrate the love we have for one another. We want to do a beach-theme wedding, and our colors will be white with a really pretty blue or red."

See Cheyenne and Sabryna's engagement photos now!