1. Kevin and Katie’s wedding at Madison, WI

    How they met

    We met as freshmen in college at University of the Pacific. We were good friends for months and then started dating at the beginning of our sophomore year. Kevin proposed in November 2013 and this August 2014 we will celebrate 5 years together!”

    How they got engaged

    It was the day before Thanksgiving. Kevin asked me if I could get off work early in order to take a quick drive up north to John Muir Beach before heading south to his hometown in Morgan Hill for the holiday weekend. I told him that an early departure around 3:00pm seemed reasonable but not to expect anything. Kevin got off work around 12:00pm and continued to text & call me for the next couple of hours. I was able to get off work around 3:00pm and we were on our way.┬áKevin later told me that he was extremely anxious driving around San Francisco with the wedding ring in tow as he waited for me…

    We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge and arrived at John Muir Beach about 30 minutes later, and I immediately wished that I had brought a warmer coat. It was cold and windy, but still very beautiful along the coast. We took a stroll down to a favorite lookout area and passed a number of tourists. I sensed Kevin was a little out of his element; he was not acting his casual self, yet I did not want to assume anything was out of the ordinary. After four years of dating, Kevin and I had certainly broached the topic of marriage and the next steps in our relationship. However, a few weeks before Thanksgiving, Kevin mentioned that his proposal would come closer to the Christmas holiday than Thanksgiving. Little did I know he was bluffing…

    Kevin continued to take pictures and I started to get a little irritable. I was cold and anxious to arrive at his parent's house, where I could get cozy and catch up on all my favorite TV shows. I suggested we leave the lookout area and enjoy the view from a picnic table near our car. I thought it would help him relax but he wouldn't take the bait. Instead, he asked a random lady to take our picture. We smiled for the camera and then as she proceeded to take another, I turned and noticed that Kevin was down on one knee with the ring out and asking me to marry him. I freaked out at first and told him to "get up!" Then, of course, I said "yes"..."http://www.uedaphotography.com/Wedding-photography-madison-wi

  2. Alex and Julie’s wedding at Belleville, WI

    Alex and Julie met when they were AmeriCorps members serving at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. When they get married, they will be celebrating nearly five years together.
    During a trip to Alaska in August, Alex and Julie took a tiny plane into Denali National Park and landed on a glacier where Alex popped the question.”


  3. Clarence and Anna’s engagement session at Madison, WI


  4. Family pictures in Madison, WI


  5. Robert and Alyssa’s wedding at Whitewater, WI

    "Robert and I met at UW-Whitewater as college freshmen back in 2006. We both lived on the same floor in our dorm, but I didn’t realize it at first! He would often stop by my room and ask if I wanted to study for our exams together. Six years later, we wound up back in the same place where we first met and he asked me to marry him on the bridge where he’d told me he loved me for the first time. Since we have so many memories in that city that brought us together, it only seemed fitting to exchange our vows in the place where it all began!"