Kirby and Jake

Kirby's Proposal in Joplin, MO

How We Met

Jake and I met in high school. He was a pitcher for our high school baseball team and I was the team manager. We became really good friends throughout our senior year and that’s when I knew that I had to keep him around. We had both just gotten out of relationships and weren’t ready to rush into something. Our friendship progressed into excessive flirting over the course of about 3 months. Once we graduated, we realized that we didn’t want to just be friends. We finally started dating after what felt like FOREVER.

How They Asked

So I am a photographer and was told that I was taking pictures of Jake’s sister for her birthday. Jake told me to dress nice because after pictures we were going to dinner to celebrate. As I am wrapping up his sister’s session, Jake insists on getting a picture together.

It was about 25 degrees outside and raining, so you can imagine how done I am with being outside, but I oblige. Before I know it, he is getting down on one knee and is proposing. I could not believe it. It was pure magic. He proposed at the bottom of a flight of stairs right in front of a beautiful glass gazebo. After the proposal, we went to what I thought was his sister’s birthday dinner, but it was our engagement party!

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