It’s been 18 months of marriage so far, and we love our story. Not only how we met, the fun moments, sweet glances at each other, saying yes, and I do, but also the story of us that continues to unfold. When we left our own lives at the altar and started this new story of us.
“So I’ve got the perfect girl for you” she told him over the phone. Scott brushed it off because since he hit his “late 20’s” everyone, everywhere, always had that “perfect” someone for him. Besides, it would be impossible for him to meet that “perfect girl.” In his mind, she always had to be a country girl at heart but with an “Artsy” flair, love coffee, music, and have a heart for Africa. But for some reason, this “perfect match” seemed different. “No no, hear me out” she said. “She loves music. In fact she plays in her church’s worship band. She’s a small town country girl from Kansas, and she is in love with photography, wedding photography too! She wants to go to Africa one day on a Missions trip, and, wait for it, she’s a Starbucks Barista! Honestly, every one of Scott’s “checklists” for that perfect girl he knew didn’t exist was checked off as Alyssa was described to him over the phone that day.
A Facebook Friend Request gave way to long phone conversations, which gave way to a secret covert operation to meet Alyssa in Colorado under the disguise of actually hanging out with his good friends, aka, the accomplices. An awkward date, home-made Chinese food, making it official, then making it Facebook official, Scott flew back to California…then back 3 weeks later. Then again 2 weeks after that.
Just 2 months after meeting each other for the first time, Scott moved out to Denver. 5 months later came the proposal. 150 note filled balloons, a speech that didn’t quite go as eloquently as expected, a yes, and a ring that he could have sworn was the right size. So everything didn’t go “perfectly” to plan, but it went perfectly for our story.
A beautiful ceremony in Boulder, plenty of swing dancing at the reception, and a Honeymoon in the Mexican Riviera, here we are 18 months into our story together still living out our dreams and still in love with photography.
And I guess that’s why we do what we do, we love being around love, and we love photography. It just seems to fit doesn’t it?
Images by our great friend RJ Kern