I know. Its confusing. You click on this blog post expecting to see an engagement session, and instead, you see Kelly and Jon. You’re convinced that I paid them to stand in as one of my couples, but you’re wrong.
I really am just that lucky.
My portfolio is filled to the brim with clients. And each one of them strikes me blind, because they are all so dang good looking. Sometimes I can’t even resist saying something about it – like when I’m at a consultation and it would be deemed appropriate to just say, “hi nice to meet you!” instead I blurt out something like, “whoa… you are so pretty!” and then I think in the back of my head, “I hope she doesn’t think that was some cheesy attempt at gaining brownie points. Great, strike 1 for Cassandra.” I don’t have much of a filter. It’s true. And any of my clients who have worked with me can attest to that statement. If you look awesome, I’m going to scream it. If you guys give me goosebumps, I will scream that too, and show you my arm as proof, and so on…
Okay, back to Kelly and Jon. They’re real clients. They hired me. I’m lucky. So here goes..
Kelly and Jon are both teachers. So while some of my clients tell me their love stories about how they met in the halls on their way to class, Kelly and Jon are no different. Except they are. Kelly taught Spanish and Jon taught Language Arts, and in the in between, they taught each other all there was to know about real love.
Fast forward a year and 8 months later, and you see one of the most beautiful rings (which he just so happened to design) on one of the most beautiful girls (which he just so happened to love). Knowing that not much can get her up in the morning other than breakfast, he designed a plan which would start the day off without a hitch. Earlier, Jon had brought his dad over to the Botanical Gardens to scope out the perfect spot that would change both of their lives, and then he did something that will forever put him in my “Book of Favorites” – he had a photographer hide in the bushes to document the entire proposal. (sidenote: this needs to happen more often). So, on the morning of a soon to be engagement, he wakes Kelly up from bed and convinces her that going out to breakfast isn’t just a good idea, it’s by far the best idea he’s ever had. But first, the Garden’s. The ring. The proposal. He hands her the map hoping to distract her from the subtle movement of his knee hitting the ground, and as she turns to face him she quickly realizes, nothing is as it was. Everything, had changed.
So, ladies. The moral of the story is, never say no to breakfast.
Meet, Kelly and Jon.