Audra and Phil

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How We Met

We met as most do these days through an online dating app (no shame in the game!) where he first commented on my skydiving picture in Hawaii. We connected on so many things like travel, emo music, and anime. After chatting for a while he asked to meet in person at a local coffee shop/bookstore. We had an instant connection and became inseparable since.

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How They Asked

He popped the question while we were on a trip to Maui for our anniversary. On the second day of the trip, he suggested we drive to the top of a volcano to watch the sunset together. It was a dangerous trek, filled with windy, narrow roads and unguarded turns, all the while he was texting! I remembered scolding him to stop texting while driving but little did I know he was in contact with the would-be photographer for our proposal shots. The breathtaking views of Haleakala aka House of the Sun did not disappoint; we were above the clouds!

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When the sun began to set, he brought up the time when he asked me to be his girlfriend 2 years ago and before I knew it he was on one knee with the most beautiful ring. I was speechless for a good second; he would later recall that it felt like he was on his knee for a lifetime. It was the most perfect moment where I felt like I was on top of the world while literally at the top of the world!

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Special Thanks

Jenny Vargas
 | Photographer