Allie and Michael

how we met

Allie and Mike met in 2011 while starting a martial arts class, Hapkido. They were friends for a while before they decided to start dating at the end of 2012. Their first date they went out for coffee at a local coffee shop, which we decided to incorporate into their engagement photos! They described their first date as “We had a good time just talking and laughing. It’s easy to get along with someone when you start as friends. Everything feels comfortable and you can really get to know someone more when you have that connection.

how they asked

Mike and I went to Ireland and Scotland in May of 2017. I’ve always wanted to go there, so it was amazing to finally be able to make that dream a reality! We spent the day driving around Ireland, visiting the Cliffs of Moher. After that, we drove to our Air B&B room. We were talking and when I turned around he was down on one knee asking me to marry him. It was such an intimate moment between just the two of us. I’ll forever cherish that memory.