May. 26, 2009 Couples in Love

Katie and Nick

Who knew that their paths would cross in while in living quarters of Azusa Pacific University, and that they would live two doors down from each other? Katie first met Nick in 2006 when she had just graduated from APU and decided to live on campus for the summer. This handsome guy by the name of Nick indeed moved in two doors down from Katie and you could say that the rest is history, but we aren't there yet. Nick had just transferred in to APU to be a part of the awesome Nursing program and later set his eyes on Katie. They became great friends and took the time to get to know each other and then a few years later, the planets aligned perfectly, because they started dating and later fell in love.  
Nick went on a mission trip to India with APU for three weeks and it was at that time that their love would be truly tested, because being away from each other for that amount of time, showed them that their relationship was something truly special. Once Nick returned to the states, he took Katie up to Northern California to meet his family and friends, and it was then and after some really special moments with her family that she knew this was the guy she was going to marry and spend the rest of her life with.  
Fast forward to January 10, 2009 when Nick took Katie for what she thought was, a regular Saturday hike up Glendora Mountain Road. She had no idea he was going to pop the question. What she did tell Nick previously was that if and when he proposed someday, she wanted it to be a private moment between the two of them and she wanted to be totally surprised. Well, her wish and dreams came true when Nick got down on his knee and professed his love for Katie and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. The mountains hold a special place in their hearts, hence the reason we started their engagement session there.  
After Katie got engaged, she came into to my office and her smile was infectious and I knew something was up. She said that she was engaged and she wanted me to be her wedding photographer. Really? Yes! God has done some pretty amazing things in the lives of this awesome couple and I cannot wait to see what is going to happen next. Their engagement session was a lot of fun and I think we may have laughed more than we talked, which is totally fine in my book. One of the fun lines that Nick kept on saying was, "Katie, play along"! He kids and jokes!!! They were both so fabulous and we had a blast together.  
Katie and Nick, thank you for a fun afternoon and we cannot wait for your wedding in August! Blessings to you both, Tira J.
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He was looking at her and she was looking at him. So cute!!!
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