This Couple Took Their Engagement Photos in Front of a Frozen Waterfall

And the results are stunning

Updated 01/10/18

Courtesy of Kellie Elmore Creative

The past few weeks have brought frozen temperatures across the country—and also brought peak engagement season! One recently-betrothed couple made the most of the inclement weather by using the ice as a backdrop for their engagement photos.

Morgan Daye and Josh Morris asked their friend, Photographer Kellie Elmore of Kellie Elmore Creative, to take their engagement pictures at Bald River Falls, a favorite destination for the couple.

But on their drive to the waterfall, Elmore and the couple became stuck in such bad traffic that they decided to just park their car and walk the rest of the way there—two miles in 25-degree weather.

“It was my wedding gift to them,” Elmore told People in an interview. “But we didn’t expect the waterfall to be frozen. It was majestic.”

Despite the near-freezing weather, the couple was so “in awe with crazy how it looked” that they didn't even mind the temperature and were inspired by the majestic view of the 90-foot waterfall.

Kellie Elmore Creative
Kellie Elmore Creative
Kellie Elmore Photography

“It was super cold, but when we got there we were just amazed how it looked in real life,” says Elmore, whose Facebook photos of the engagement photo shoot have been shared over 1,300 times. “There were tons of people there, but they happily moved out of the way for us.”

Elmore added that the couple needed very little direction; the two just danced and laughed with each other throughout, making for some seriously stunning shots. The couple, who are both in their twenties and students at The Ramp School of Ministry in Hamilton, Alabama, are planning their wedding for May 11— where it will hopefully be just a little warmer for the lovebirds.

Kellie Elmore Photography

“Now the challenge is finding an amazing venue that if all possible will top these photos,” Elmore said. “I’m not sure that will be possible.”

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