They say timing is everything, and that couldn’t be more true for any couple, than Katie + Ian.
Both Katie + Ian were 12 years old running around Katie’s aunt’s cottage the very first time they met. Katie had the biggest crush on the boy she’d met at the lake that summer. But Ian didn’t reciprocate that same desire for Katie. On the last day before she went home she took her disposal camera up to him, called his name, and quickly snapped his photo. To this day she still has that photo.
As fate would have it 8 years later at a mutual friends birthday party Katie + Ian ran into one another again. Except this time it was Ian who couldn’t take his eyes off Katie. He went around the party asking everyone who that gorgeous girl was. It wasn’t until after their first date did he remember that this was the girl who he had run around with that summer 8 years ago.
So after 8 years without out each other Ian knew that he wouldn’t let another 8 years go by without her by his side. So, he bought a ring. He had told everyone at the New Years Eve party that he’s be proposing at the countdown. At the end of the countdown into the new year Katie turned around to see Ian on one knee. It was the perfect start to the new year.
This Michigan film engagement session took place on private property in someones front yard. I was driving home and turned my head at a stop light to see this gorgeous magnolia tree. I stopped to ask if I could shoot there and thankfully the owner gave me permission!