Marisa’s first weekend at Illinois Wesleyan College was a weekend she’d never forget. She went with a few girls to a fraternity party and that’s where she met Dylan, or should I say Freddy Krueger. That’s the name he gave her that night but later on she found out his real name. The night came to an end but Marissa found out later that Dylan actually called his mother the day after the party and said he met the girl he was going to marry and all he knew about her was that she was from Alaska! After months of just being friends, Dylan and Marissa made plans for dates on two different occasions but she stood him up! Finally, she decided to give him a chance the third time he asked her out (the third time’s the charm as Marissa would say”) and the rest is history.
Okay, so you probably want to know how Dylan proposed now too? Well, they had a whole day planned to hang out in St. Louis. Dylan got in touch with his buddy Nick, who will be a groomsmen, and he wanted Nick to capture the whole thing on camera. Nick’s a runner and Dylan had planned for him to be running through the Forest Park area (by the fountains) just at the same time they were hanging out there. But Marissa got her sight set on the free art museum and she wanted to go in there and check out the art. Dylan had to play it cool but I think inside she was panicking a little, not to mention the ring was burning a hole in his pocket! But finally the moment came and Dylan insisted on getting a good picture with the view of the fountains behind them. Good thing Nick was there to get that picture! As that was happening Dylan got down on one knee and asked the big question. Marisa was shocked at first but of course said yes and now they are planning a beautiful fall wedding.
I love meeting new people and I had so much fun with these two. Getting to know the stories behind my couples is always so wonderful because it helps me learn about them more which in return helps me get amazing photos! Here are a few favorites from my time with Dylan and Marissa this past weekend. The session took place at Marissa’s grandparent’s farm as well as her aunt and uncle’s lake. Get ready because they are amazing!
Gotta love the cows that are in the background!
Oh the joy in this picture!
One of my absolute favorites here!
Oh hello golden light of goodness! And look how adorable these two are!
This quilt is Marissa’s aunt’s and it’s amazing. If I could have taken it home I would have!