How We Met
We met through a friend back in 2012! We met at a park because originally it was supposed to be a double date with one of his friends coming for my friend who set me up on this date. The guy never showed so Jake, being the gentleman that he is decided to take us both for a bite to eat at Denny’s. I had just graduated High school and gotten out of a relationship so I wasn’t really looking for anything at the time but I was open to meeting new people and if the right person came along then I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity. The second he got out of his truck to meet me I was instantly attracted to him. Everything about him was perfectly my type, but did his personality fit him too? We got to Denny’s and everything was going great until I started to get super nervous because I liked him and his personality and I started to say and do things that I would never normally because my brain basically shut down! I new in that moment I had ruined any chance of a second date:( He walked us to the car and said he had a great time because he was just so sweet. I was really sad when I got home and I beat myself up about how much of an idiot I was but I got over it and moved on to focusing on myself. Two weeks later we were invited to a party at one of our friends house. We got there and we were having a great time when I see out of the corner of my eye someone walking into the party, I look over and sure enough it was the guy I had a date with two weeks prior. I instantly got so nervous because I was so embarrassed I didn’t even know what to say because he never got my number after our date so I knew he definitely wanted nothing to do with me. But he came up to me and said “hey” I was relieved that it wasn’t going to be awkward, we got to talking and I instantly became so comfortable and I was myself. He even said ” See I knew that wasn’t the real you at Denny’s” We decided after a while of hanging out to go back to my friends house and watch a movie. We went and got some fast food and brought it back to the house and we talked and laughed the whole car ride and during the movie. We were so interested in each other and what the other person had to say. After the movie he finally asked for my number!! I was so happy! I had to leave so I asked him to give me a ride home. When we got to my house he gave me a hug in the truck and told me he would text me and that we would do it again sometime. As I was walking to my door he got out of his truck and said ” Hey, I Like You” and I knew then that he would be someone very special in my life. We dated for two and a half months and he finally asked me to be his Girlfriend on September 15, 2012. This picture below is from our one year anniversary where we had dinner on the beach in San Diego.
how they asked
Jake and I had been together for two and a half years. We talked about marriage and that we definitely wanted to be together forever and that one day we would do it! One day we were at the mall and we passed a jewelry store. I hadn’t hinted at anything because I knew that when it was our turn it would happen. But he said hey lets go In here and look at some rings real quick. I was in absolute shock like what the heck! So I tried a few on and loved them all! Jake said “Soon baby” my heart was beating so fast I couldn’t contain my excitement as to what just happened. A few weeks pass and Jake’s mom had told me that one of her photographer best friends had an opening to take Christmas pictures that upcoming Sunday. I told Jake about it and he happily agreed. We got ready at his moms house after church, I was so excited to take pictures because I love couples pictures. Him and I were driving in one car and his mom and the photographer in the other. We talked and laughed the whole way up the mountain and we passed beautiful wedding venues on the way up, I remember saying ” aww look how beautiful would it be to get married there” We got to the place we were going to take pictures at and it was gorgeous so many colorful leaves and trees I was even more excited now. We went under the biggest tree there and there was a cute vintage couch with little props all set up. We started taking a few pictures that were some test shots for the lighting our photographer Cindy said. She then asked Jake to go grab her an extra light for her camera! He returned and was acting kind of strange but in a super cute way. Little did I know his mom had hung a sign on the side of the couch that said ” Will you marry me!. Jake grabbed me by the hand and whispered in my ear ” I know that I don’t have it all figured out, but one thing I do know is that I want to spend the rest of my life with you” I still wasn’t catching on and I was like “So sweet baby, but lets take some pictures.” I turned away for a split second and when I turned back he was on one knee!!! I was so shocked and so happy that I instantly burst into tears!! Little did I know this entire time this was an engagement shoot! December 7th 2014 was one of the best days in my entire life!! We were married on June 27th, 2015!