From the Bride:
Our first date was September 6th 2013. We had arranged to meet up at ‘Picnic Point’ in Madison WI after messaging back and forth day and night for about a couple of weeks on Match.com. The sparks were already flying, our emails to each other where fun and deep and on a different level of connection than I had experienced in a long time. I got little butterflies in my stomach every time I saw a new email from him in my inbox, I just knew this guy was different. I really wanted to meet him, but I was also so nervous. What if he didn’t like me as much in person? What if I wasn’t what he expected? Or what if our connection lost its spark, and I came crashing down from the euphoric high I was feeling? But, I decided to go for it, we set the first date and I tried not to freak out too much.
Everything went perfect, the weather was perfect for a stroll, his smile was perfect and it instantly put me at ease. We definitely clicked. We walked and talked for what seemed like forever, probably 7 or 8 hours. We talked about our lives, where we had been and where we were going, we couldn’t get enough of each other’s stories. We smiled and laughed and held hands. It just felt so natural to be with him, so safe and instantly, I was hooked.
4 years of ups and downs later, Rob got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him as his wife. He was “playing Santa” at my family Christmas party, and with my entire family as witnesses, I said an absolute “hell yes!” I truly could not imagine my life without this man in it. He has taught me about true love and true commitment and how to return to those values when the going gets tough or days when it would be easier to walk away. He has shown me the type of man I want by my side as I go through this amazing life of exceptional times and of miserable times. I have no doubt that he will forever be my rock that I cling to and can trust to always keep me safe and smiling.
So, as we are now preparing to walk down the aisle, we wanted to capture this sweet period in our lives with photos of us back where it all started, back at ‘Picnic Point.’ I think Rob and I were more nervous for this experience than we were our first date. But as soon as we met Moose, we were back at ease, comfortable being our true selves, and truly having a blast. The photo session totally exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful that Moose was there to help guide us through it. He made us laugh and let us be ourselves, and most importantly, he captured images of us that reflect who we are as a couple and our real love for each other. After this experience, we are even more excited about having Moose capture the most important day of our lives in photographs. We are so looking forward to sitting down with these photos on every anniversary until we are old and gray and can barely remember each others names and always being able to see the true love we have for each other shining through in each and every photo.
Thank you Moose, we are forever grateful.
I really feel I don't need to say too much more. Kellie explained it all. What I will add is that it was a blast to photograph Kellie and Rob. You would be jealous if you knew how much fun we had on during this engagement session. Rob kept me rolling with laughter and there are a couple of images here but I felt I should just let Kellie and Rob have the rest of those moments just for them. Kellie has the most radiant smile and personality I've ever experienced. This is a love story of a yoga instructor and heavy metal rocker meeting and falling in love; and I can't wait to photograph their wedding day!