My second engagement session of the weekend took place in the Crossroads. In all my years of doing this, I have never had a session in the Crossroads. I’m not sure how I’ve gotten around it since it’s an incredible location for pictures.

Angela mentioned the idea and I was super excited to add another location to my normal guide I send to clients. When we scheduled the session, I definitely wasn’t expecting snow, but I woke up to find the ground covered in soft white snow. When we started shooting, it actually started snowing on us as well! It was a beautiful sight to see.

The worst part of the session was having to deal with the cold. The temperature was in the teens. I came bundled up, but was still freezing. Angela and Geoff actually decided to take off their coats for part of the session. I don’t know how they did it, but you definitely couldn’t tell they were freezing by the pictures. I just had them cuddle closer. Cuddling for the sake of art…works every time!

Can’t wait for your July wedding!

How did you meet and how long have you been together?

We met at Chili’s, as soon as I was hired. He was the first person I talked to while I was filling out all of my paperwork. After talking awhile, we realized that we sat right next to each other in our English class at jccc! Our first day at jccc was on a Wednesday. The day we actually talked at Chilis was the Thursday after our first day of college. It was too crazy. We have been together since October 2, 2010 – 7 years!

How did he propose?

He proposed in such a cute way! He had one of my friends pick me up to “hang out,” when actually she was driving me to 4 different places. The first place she drove me to was Chili’s and said we were going to eat there. I was thinking why would my friend want to eat here? She’s a vegetarian! Before we got out of the car she said she had a note for me. The note was typed up with a memory of how we met there. Then we drove to a park where Geoff and I almost had our first kiss, but got kicked out by the cops because we weren’t supposed to be there after 9! She gave me another note that Geoff had made regarding our time at this park. Then she drove me to jccc and gave me my last note. This note talked about how we met in our English class and how crazy it was that we sat together. Then she drove me to cascones, an italian restaurant. My whole family was there, as well as his family, and he snuck up behind me and proposed!

Question for the bride: what do you love most about him?

I love that I feel so loved and safe when I’m with him. It’s a feeling that we are connected for ever, and nothing could break us apart. He also makes me laugh a lot and takes good care of me! 🙂

Question for the groom: what do you love most about her?

Her smile and her ability to devote herself to anything and everything she wants.

What’s your favorite part of wedding planning?

Getting to choose and design what our reception will look like, getting to know each other on a deeper level in our marriage prep classes through our church, and finding new things on Pinterest all the time!

What are you looking forward to most about your big day?

I’m looking forward to when he first sees me when the church doors open and I walk down the aisle. I also really look forward to our first dance and our fun reception with our friends and family! Oh and cake!!

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