Amina and Louis
how we met
We first met at a HBCU called Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. We met in the cafeteria during lunch through some mutual friends. There was an instant connection between the two of us and we’ve been together ever since.
how they asked
The proposal was a complete surprise to me! He had this day planned out for about two months prior. My birthday was on August 27th and for one of my ‘gifts”, he planned a photo shoot for me at the park later that week. So on Aug 30th, that Friday, we had our planned photo shoot at 7 pm. We went to the Historic Downtown Duluth Park. Alwan and Tangie were our photographers and we took pictures for about an hour. We were wrapping up but they asked us if we would be willing to take one last portfolio picture for them. We agreed! Tangie gave me a handful of pink rose petals and told Louis to stand behind me. She instructed me to throw the rose petals in the air behind me and Louis was to pose or act like he was picking up the petals from the ground. On a count of 5, I threw the flowers in the air, turned around and then ….. the rest is history!