I met Kate through my friend Jami who owns Julius Monroe Salon and Spa in O’fallon, MO, where she is a stylist (if you are in the market for a new salon or stylist check out Julius Monroe and Kate. You won’t be disappointed.). I loved Kate the moment I met her. She is so genuinely sweet and funny and drop dead gorgeous – a photographer’s dream client. I was pleasantly surprised upon meeting Chris, that he was just as kind and funny as Kate and after working with the both of them together on this shoot I saw that they are perfectly matched. Their love and affection for each other is contagious and by the end of the shoot I just wanted to give them both a great big hug! We had so much fun and as you can see, in spite of the fact that they claimed major awkwardness when in front of the camera, they are completely and ridiculously adorable and not at all awkward. I asked Kate to share their love story with me. Here it is in her own words (I LOVE the way she starts her story – it’s just so Kate):
‘”Twas the night before thanksgiving and love was in the air, I didn’t have on make up or even fix my hair”….This is the story of how I met the love of my life. As you could probably guess where we were on the “night before thanksgiving”, it was a bar. I wasn’t planning on going out until a good friend talked me into it, but little did I know what fate had in store for me. When Chris walked in, he immediately caught my eye. I thought to myself, “oh my gosh who is this guy? He is SO cute.” I knew I had to talk to him, but I was really nervous! I mean here I am, I didn’t even really brush my hair since I hadn’t planned on going out, and here is this gorgeous guy I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to! I finally got up the courage to go and introduce myself and we ended up hitting it off! We spent the rest of the night nearly inseparable. Sharing stories, laughs, and even our first kiss. Now here we are almost 3 years later “tying the knot”! We couldn’t be happier.
Chris and Kate I cannot wait for your beautiful wedding next February! We are going to have a blast!! Enjoy your engagement session preview.