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April 23, 2015

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Oh, how I loved meeting these two! They came in from Chicago for a fun, packed weekend of wedding planning and photos! I met them at the Marriott and then we walked to the Iowa River Landing Wetland Park that’s right behind the hotel.

I asked her what she most admires about him. She said, “His kindness. He is probably one of the sweetest people I know. He does little things to take care of those he loves and I don’t know if anyone even realizes they are happening most of the time.” After meeting them in person, it’s very clear what she means. The way he looks at her is complete adoration. They make each other smile and they love each other so wholeheartedly.

When I asked him how he knew she was the one, he replied, “I don’t know that it was any single point in time where I knew. I think it was more gradual over time. I knew that I cared about her more than any person I ever had before and she continually amazed me by how much she cared for me. We have many common interested and share a similar outlook on life. We always have fun together. We laugh a lot together. At some point, the sum total of those things just made me know that we were ready to take the next step in our relationship and get married.”

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This. Them. Aren’t they perfect together?!

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GIRL, your smile is so beautiful. And I love, love the way James is looking at you!

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April 14, 2015

FILED IN: Engaged

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letter-it was during their Junior year of college at Augustana when they first met. They casually dated that year, she says, but went their separate ways at the end of the year. It didn’t take long, however, before she realized how much she missed him and just wanted to be with him. They began dating again their Senior year and “the rest is history! Throughout our six years of dating, there have been so many moments that have made me love [him] even more and more!”

I met Jessica & Jordan at the Lake MacBride Fossil Gorge for their engagement session and absolutely loved getting to know them! They had me laughing from the first moment and, even with their humor, they are also so genuine and caring. Ironically, after their shoot, I was rereading a little they had written about each other and Jess perfectly sums up what I can already concluded about both of them: “Jordan has a great sense of humor that keeps me laughing every day. He is a very hard worker and always strives to be and do the best he can. He’s very level-headed and easy-going.” When asked what he would say are her best qualities, she answered, “I think Jord would say that I am caring, willing to help others, and a great cook. (Haha, just kidding. But he better.)” (Jordan didn’t mention her cooking, but he did say that she’s compassionate and really goes above and beyond because she’s a very caring person.)

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