here isn’t one moment where I just knew Zach was the one,” she says. “It was a process for me. A process of little moments that just kept telling me that I didn’t want to ever lose him.”
They met in college and when he saw her, he instantly looked at his buddy and told him he was going to get her phone number. Their first date was on the 4th of July, a month before she was leaving for a semester in Italy. Their connection was instantaneous (he says he fell in love with her on their first date) and long-distance it was as they continued to get to know each other.
On their two-year anniversary, they went to St. Louis with his family for a Cardinals game. “We got there around noon and prior to this, I has asked two of Bethany’s lifelong friends if they would meet us down by the game to take pictures of me proposing. We parked the car and walked down to the arch. As we were walking, I tried looking for her friends to see where they were in the crowd, but couldn’t find them. As we got closer, my sister and Jason both started falling behind us. Bethany and I finally got underneath the arch and I tried getting her to look up so she she would look back at me, I’d be on a knee, but she knew something was up and wouldn’t take her eyes off of me. I finally told her there was something I had been wanting to ask her for a while, got down on a knee, and proposed. Luckily, my sister got some photos because Bethany’s friends ended up following a different couple!”
I met up with Bethany & Zach last week in downtown Iowa City for their engagement session. I knew ahead of time that these two would knock my socks off, but, truly, they made me swoon! Their love is just as real in private as it is in front of a camera and I was so honored to be able to capture it for them!
One of my new favorit-ist images.These two…together…they’re perfect.
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