I had so much fun with taking these Engagement Photos in Phoenix! Everyone knows Phoenix as the place that is boiling hot, BUT the beautiful sun in Arizona makes for pretty awesome photos! We had to beat the heat by meeting at sunrise which is A-OK with me. Everyone who knows me knows that sunrise is my absolute favorite time to shoot! You get to beat the crowds and enjoy the scenery all to ourselves!
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I talked to Melissa and Justin to get some fun stories from them about their engagement and to hear how they met!
How did you two meet?
We met at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. I was playing rugby for the U.S. team and Justin was riding BMX bikes. We started to notice each other and talk in the cafeteria, and then went out on our first date!
When you did you realize that you two were meant to be? What made you want to marry each other?
I realized we were meant to be when Justin challenged me and stood up against my strong personality ha! He is driven, hard working, competitive and I love how kind he is. I think we recognized fairly quickly that we made a good team, and that we both made each other very happy. We both enjoy being social, having fun, and being spontaneous. When I decided to move to Indiana with Justin I knew that this was the man I wanted to be with for the rest of my life.
How did he propose? Were you surprised or did you expect it?
Justin proposed on the Oregon coast near Haystack rock. We were lucky enough to be there on a fantastic sunny day. It was absolutely beautiful. Justin took me up onto one of the cliffs in that area and proposed above the beautiful coast. I was so excited I don’t even remember what he said to me. We then went to a winery near Newberg and were able to share the exciting moment together. After that Justin had set up a big surprise family barbecue with his family and mine. He was so thoughtful and it made for the perfect day!
Any fun story about you two or any additional information you would like to add?
I actually asked Justin out on our first date! We were all hanging out in the training room at the Olympic training center and I was talking with one of my friends about a blind date she was going on that weekend. I spoke up and said I wanted to go on the blind date! Then I looked at Justin who was sitting a couple tables away and asked if he would like to go with me. He said yes and handed me his phone to put in my number. We ended up going on a date sooner then the blind date was set to occur, and never looked back!
I love that these two are such a playful couple! They had recently moved to Phoenix for work and I was so excited when they asked me to take their engagement photos in Phoenix. I have family there so it was so fantastic to be able to go on an adventure with these two and to get time to spend with my family.
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