Images: An Endless Pursuit
It’s Monday Romancers! (Do you need a reminder?). My weekend was FULL of awesome, kicking things off with my fiery new hair color, getting to meet Jay Paterno before (finalllllllly) watching a Penn State win, Andy finishing 1 room of our DIY Plywood Floors, meeting with a FABULOUS lady about some big time 2015 planning (more to come on this!) shopping with Andy, seeing Birdman, and then indulging in the most fabulous pre-anniversary meal at Le Grenier. Is this what life is like without weddings!? I kid I kid!
For today we have a super fun engagement session from An Endless Pursuit. Lauren & James went to the Frederick Fairgrounds for their engagement session and it looks like they had a total BLAST. So many smiles, high-fives, and colors. I love when couples go somewhere fun and adventurous for their engagement pictures – it lends itself to such fun pictures instead of overly posed ones. Enjoy the rest AND Lauren & James’ adorable love story!
Lauren and James have as unlikely a story as you would expect when imagining how an East Coast girl living in VA meets a Midwest boy living in Nebraska. They met at a small wedding in a small town in Kansas, and with only a small time to get to know each other they said goodbye without any expectation of seeing each other again. But as messages were exchanged and the methods of communication became more personal, upgrading from emails to instant messaging and then onto texts and hour-long phone calls, they knew they would have to capitalize on their opportunity to get to know each other.
Two years later, they’ve braved the perils of a long distance relationship, beat all the odds and got engaged along the Georgetown Waterfront. James proposed at the ice skating rink with the support and company of Lauren’s cousins. They arrived to the location 30 minutes early, and in Lauren’s usual practical fashion, Lauren wanted to check into the restaurant early. She was very confused when James instead insisted that they walk around outside, and by then she was very suspicious (and hungry). Any apprehension she felt about not going into the restaurant was gone once he went down on one knee. Now they look forward to the likely hilarious outcome of bringing together there two very different family and friends.
Click inside for the rest of Lauren & James’ adorable engagement session!
On why we picked the Great Frederick Fair:
We’ve come to the stage in our life when a lot of our friends and family are getting engaged. That means we have seen our fair share of engagement photos. All beautiful in their own way, but we started noticing one ever present and constant theme: The beautiful couple in a field, by water, or by the monuments. So James and I decided we should get creative. Once summer started dying down I started talking to people who were gearing up for fairs back home. I realized how much I missed going to the local Bethlehem fair in CT and James missed going to county fairs back in Bladen, NE. That’s when James and I had a.. ‘wait a minute… let’s have fun photo shoot at a fair’ moment. We think it speaks to us as a couple more than posing in front of flowers or trees would have. We’re quirky and colorful, we love to have fun and not act our age and we really, really love carnival food.