I had the best morning with Anna and Dean!  Seriously, if we lived in the same city we would have to hang out a lot because they kept me laughing and smiling the whole time!  I’ve known Dean for several years and from the moment I got to know his family I fell in love with them! Dean has such a fun personality, keeping you laughing and smiling often and he’s one of those guys who would do anything for anyone!  My youngest son, Carter, actually reminds me of Dean!!  It wasn’t long after Anna & Dean started dating that Dean brought Anna to Troy and I met her….my first thoughts… she’s beautiful, of course!  And now that I’ve had the chance to get to know her – she’s beautiful inside and out and is the perfect bride for Dean! Dean followed in his granddad’s footsteps and is now a veterinarian, and guess what… Anna is a veterinarian too! She and Dean are so sweet together…Anna is going to be the perfect addition to the Anderson family!  I can’t wait for David and I to photograph their wedding in Hickory, NC next May – we are even going to get to stay in a little cabin while we are there!  I hope you enjoy these images and see just how awesome and loving this couple is!

anna2IMG_0173 (1) anna1 IMG_0030Anna & Dean met at veterinary school at Auburn University. On the first day of clinical rotations Dean yelled down the hall “Tell that Anna Rector I’m after her.” To Dean’s surprise, Anna was in the hall and turned to stare at him. It took only one two week rotation for them to get to know each other and they have been together ever since!

IMG_0113 (1) IMG_0040 anna3anna5Anna’s description of Dean::Loving, charismatic & kind

IMG_0268 (1) IMG_0274 IMG_0280Here is Anna’s memories of Dean’s proposal to her…. “I graduated vet school in New York, NY. The first night in NY Dean told me he found a place exploring the hotel that he wanted me to see, we could sneak up there. We went to the roof of the building and had a gorgeous view of the city. When I turned back around he was on one knee. I said “really?!” and then of course hugged him and squealed. Both our parents were waiting to celebrate with us downstairs. Dean did an amazing job with the proposal and I was completely surprised!”


anna8Dean’s description of Anna: Beautiful, loving & caringanna6anna7IMG_0447IMG_0461IMG_0477 IMG_0473

Can you guess what their favorite thing to do as a couple is?? Probably so…. spending time at the beach with their dogs!  Anna and Dean, I am looking forward to your wedding day; thanks for sharing this special time with me!

If you want to see a few more images from their engagement session and enjoy some music, click here: http://candacenelsonphotography.myshowit.com/annaanddeanengaged