This was the engagement session that almost didn't happen! Stephen and Laura are from Virginia, but last year Stephen's job moved him all the way out to Utah. As Laura was making plans to follow him across the country, he was making plans to buy a ring and propose - and of course, she said yes. Scheduling an engagement session in a very short window proved to be a challenge, but we finally picked a day and time and met on a wonderful afternoon for an engagement session.
Even though they moved far away from family and friends, Stephen and Laura have become family to each other. Though it's hard, that's part of the beauty of starting life out on your own - you become intertwined in each other's lives in ways you never otherwise could have experienced. As I spent time with these two getting coffee at the Daily Grind and walking around Virginia Beach Town Center while the Christmas decorations were lit, I knew they are well on their way to becoming husband and wife, and creating a strong marriage together.
Stephen and Laura - I'm so glad we got to meet in person before your wedding day next June! I love how you two 'fight' about which one is goofier between the two of you - and I think you both win ;) I hope your holidays were wonderful, and know that next time you come back for Utah it will be for your wedding day! I can't wait, and I'm sure you're far more excited than even I am :)