Meet Derek & Whitney! This post is perfect for such a LOVEly day!! This couple is not only beautiful but so super sweet. I asked Whitney if I could share a bit about them for this post as I just LOVE their little story! Derek and Whitney met at a Lenoir Rhyne college Halloween party in 2008 and began dating 6 months later in April of 2009. There sweet little story only begins there....as the summer came and Derek had a Dr appointment June 2010 the Dr's discovered a lump on one of his testicles and was shortly diagnosed with testicular cancer. The cancer had already spread to his lymphnodes so after surgery Derek had to take 4 months of chemotherapy. Every day 6hours of chemotherapy Whitney stayed by his side. A month after Derek being diagnosed Whitney planned a picnic trip to Prices Lake with Derek and her family in July 2010. It was there he completely surprised her and asked her hand in marriage in front of her family! Their relationship grew even more as fighting this horrible disease together! Derek is now cancer free!!Derek and Whitney love the outdoors and just about anything about it. They are big Brave fans and love to go to baseball games. Pretty much being together makes them happy and we are so excited to be a part of their day this September as they become husband and wife. We chose Edgemont NC as their engagement session location. It was a beautiful but very cold day! Hot chocolate and a blanket were a must ;).