A Lovely Evening Nooksack River Engagement Session
Amanda & Edward live in Texas, but they both grew up in Western Washington and they are planning their Big Day for August 2019! We couldn’t wait to photograph Amanda & Edward’s engagement session when we heard they would be visiting the PNW this summer! These two wanted an engagement session that highlighted the natural beauty of Western Washington. We found the perfect spot for them on the Nooksack River! The evening was spent getting to know them and having lots of laughs and fun together. We absolutely love that they were up for anything…even wading out into the Nooksack River at the end of the night!
We always like to get to know the story behind a couple…how they met and got engaged! Even though Amanda and Edward both grew up not too far from each other, they actually met while vacationing in Lake Chelan about 4 years ago. Amanda was on her annual girls trip with 3 of her college roomies and Edward was with family. Initially, Edward met two of Amanda’s roomies, while she floated in the water nearby and watched them chat. One of them thought he would be a perfect match for Amanda…I guess she was right!!
“Me, you…Dinner at 5PM, dress nice”
Edward chose to take the opportunity on a recent trip to Mexico (for Amanda’s best friend’s wedding) to pop the question! Amanda had no idea that she would be coming home from the trip engaged! Edward sent her a text in the morning that read…”Me, you dinner at 5 PM, dress nice.” Fast forward to dinner, they walked down to the restaurant, but when they arrived the restaurant wasn’t quite ready for them. Amanda says that Edward is usually pretty calm about that kind of stuff but he was abnormally stressed out.
After a bit of miscommunication, they were finally being seated but it wasn’t at the restaurant. Instead, they were escorted out on the beach to a path in the sand where their table was surrounded by tiki torches and candles. At this point Amanda knew there was something going on, especially since Edward was gulping down his glass of wine. Amanda says she felt super awkward the whole time because it felt like everyone at the resort was watching. When he got down on one knee, the waterworks came and Amanda’s not even sure if she remembered to acutally answer his question, but he caught on to her obvious “YES”. It couldn’t have been a more perfect proposal!
He Says…She Says
Amanda & Edward are so sweet and obviously smitten with each other! Edward tells us that he loves Amanda’s smile, beautiful almond shaped eyes and loving heart. In his own words… “She has a heart full of compassion, her smile lights up the world, and when she looks at me, and I mean really looks at me, let’s just say it’s almost impossible for me to keep my composure.” When we asked Amanda what she loves most about Edward she told us that he has “too many qualities to choose from! But if I had to pick, it would be his sense of humor and his ability to show me how much he loves me every day! He has always made me feel truly beautiful.”
The countdown is on!! Just a little less than a year and we get the chance to capture Amanda & Jordan’s big day at Maplehurst Farms! We can’t wait!!!