Geoff & Alison Engagement

Have you heard the saying, “Every love story is special, but ours is my favorite”? Well, I have to agree with this one. So, for a change, instead of telling you about one of my client’s love story, I get to talk about my own!
​       Geoff and I are small town Missourians who met in both of our favorite class, weights. Geoff was a junior and I was a Freshman and we both ended up in third hour weights. As one of three girls in the class, I was…forced (?)… to socialize with the guys. Cue in Geoff, the older jock who was quite cute. He and I hit it off rather quickly. We had similar interests and although neither of us would admit it at the time, we were both pretty smitten with one another!
​        Well, fast forward through a couple relationships, a few turned down dates and one year later, we finally realized we should give it a shot! I, yes I said “I”, finally gained the courage to ask Geoff out on a date. Seven years later, you could say I was getting antsy for a ring. We were both out of college and I knew the time had to be coming soon!
​         On January 29 I woke up to Geoff telling me to get ready to go hiking. Much to my surprise, he told me to do my hair before we left so I wouldn’t have to do it later. After groaning a little, I did my hair and proceeded to get ready. As we go in the car I asked him where we were going. Even through much persistence, he refused to tell me. Next thing I remember we were at one of the most beautiful lookouts over the lake and the man of my dreams was tapping me on the back while on one knee. I still for the life of me can’t remember what he said, but I remember having an excitement unlike any other. Needles to say, I will never forget that unusually warm day in January that I did my hair to go hiking!
Photographer: Claudia McDade Photography
​Location: Central Park

Chris & Alex Engaged!

  We love everything about weddings! From the proposal to the last dance, there is not a detail we don’t swoon over. Alex and Chris are such a special couple for us because they are more than clients, they are personal friends of mine!
​        Alex and Chris met through a mutual friend during Alex’s senior year of high school. The couple put their relationship to the test by conquering a long distance relationship when Alex moved four hours away for college. Shortly after Alex began college, Chris enlisted in the military.  Upon completion of basic training, Chris was stationed in Hawaii. The couple’s long distance relationship went from a four hour car ride to a four hour time difference! Although tough, they cherished every moment they were able to spend together!
​       In 2015 while visiting Chris in Hawaii, Chris proposed to Alex at sunset on the beach! Since that day, Alex has graduated with a BSN and has become a RN. Chris is currently still stationed in Hawaii and the couple are counting down the days till they say “I Do!” Alex and Chris will celebrate their wedding on May 6, 2017 at Innsbrook!
Photographer: Fly Over Photography
​Location: HaHa Tonka State Park