I have been SO excited for this session! We have known Clay since college, and anyone who knows him will agree – he is unforgettable! It is impossible to not smile when you’re around him – he has the gift of putting people at ease. He also has the gift of finding out secrets: one night in 2012 while Jon and I were dating, this happened:
Clay: “Do you love her?”
Clay: “Are you going to get married?”
Jon: “… Yep.”
He then proceeded to show Clay the ring he had just picked up that week, and, as Jon describes it – Clay lost his mind. He was one of the first to know, through pure nosiness. And, years later, because he can apparently sniff out secrets, just a few weeks after we found out we were pregnant with Ellie, he asked me COMPLETELY out of the blue:
Clay: “Are you pregnant?”
Me: “… Yep.”
He just knows things!
While we have only been able to observe it from afar, we have been absolutely thrilled to see Clay’s relationship with Rachel grow over the last months. I was SO excited to meet her at their engagement session, and get to see first hand what a kind and lovely woman she is! It was a challenge getting this shoot planned around Rachel’s busy volleyball schedule, but it was completely worth it – she won her FOURTH championship this year (what a rockstar!), and we still were able to have our session! I’m so glad that they made it work, because having this one-on-one time before the wedding day with our couples is so valuable and we LOVE getting them comfortable with us! And – for serious. Y’ALL. LOOK at them. When they were asking me about outfit options and sent me the gold dress, I squealed. I won’t talk anymore, so that you can just go look! We can’t WAIT for March!!