Dane & Maddie are just too much fun. I think 90% of the images I captured for their engagement include laughter and I absolutely love that about them. If you read my recent Lens Perspective post with Maddie’s experience, you’ll remember that she was nervous for their shoot. But let me tell you, these two did amazing and were such a joy to photograph!
When I first sat down with Dane & Maddie and listened to them tell their story, I knew we were going to have a lot of fun together. Maddie told me how she had noticed Dane from a distance for a while, but as their paths rarely crossed, he seemed “unreachable” and she quickly dismissed the idea from her mind. Then, some time later, they were both invited to a mutual friend’s house and amongst the crowd of mingling people, Maddie caught Dane’s eye and at that moment knew that she was special and he wanted to get to know her. There was something drawing him to her and you can imagine Maddie’s surprise and excitement when he first approached her!
I photographed these two at Ada Hayden, a beautiful park where Dane brought Maddie to pop the question. Through a (now hilarious) loss of breath, nerves and sweet words, he asked her to spend the rest of her life with him and she said YES!
What a love they share, enjoy their images! :)
Dane spent this summer in Africa on a mission trip and every day he wrote to Maddie in a journal. Every day, since his return, she has read an entry and this day, she read another on the bench where Dane proposed! It was a long summer, but sweet moments like these make it worth it!
Dane & Maddie – you are such a fun pair to be with and I am so excited to see how God grows you this year! January will be here before you know it! :)