Tim + Debbie...Engaged!
I've been friends with Debbie since I started my job about a year and a half ago. The best word to describe her is sunny. She is always so bright and energetic, even when I know she's had a rough day.
I also have known Tim for about a year and a half. He worked with us too. He was always very nice and never left his dirty dishes in the sink. My interaction with Tim was very much centered around trips to the communal kitchen...until Debbie started throwing his name into conversations. I started to pay more attention to him then. It was so fun to hear her verbally process going from friends to...more than friends. Tim had been a coworker, a member of her church congregation and a steady friend. Now all of a sudden he was taking her to restaurants and paying for things. At first it was casual, and then more frequent. And then they were dating. And then they were serious. And then they were engaged. What started slowly progressed quickly.
The timeline of it all is quite fuzzy because they were good friends for so long before things were romantic. (I have a hunch that Tim had his eye on Debbie long before she knew. But that can just be between you and me.)
And though Debbie has always been sunny, I've seen a new glow in her since being with Tim. She walks lighter and smiles quicker. It's so easy to see that they are in love. But I didn't know how in love they were until I took their engagement photos.
I've never had such easy models. I barely had to direct them. They giggled and whispered and held hands and smooched and I'm pretty sure they forgot I was there. It was spectacular.
I'll be photographing their wedding on July 5th, so please check back for some more adorable images then!