Have you ever met someone who is just genuinely delightful to be around? You know, the type that makes you feel easy-breezy and totally comfortable being yourself? Yeah, that is totally Haley and Chris! I had the privilege of spending time with these bride- and groom-to-be for their Arbor Hills Engagement Session this past week! This sweet couple is tying the knot this November, and I’m the lucky gal that gets to tell their love story!
Haley and Chris met, in a way, through their moms. They had heard about one another for some time, but the actual initiative to meet and begin their relationship was all their own! This ended up being perfect timing, as it allowed them to mature a bit coming out of college, Haley at Baylor and Chris at OU. Chris now works in risk management for a multifamily housing company (I think I got that right!) and Haley is an elementary school teacher. Together they are the perfect pair – warm, caring, and genuine. I loved watching the two of them interact. Haley and Chris are just so positive, and truly made my job easy! I had no problems capturing joyful and natural images that perfectly showed off their love for one another!
I loved hearing their proposal story, and you know me – I just have to share it with y’all! Chris totally caught Haley by surprise! They were slated to babysit for his brother and sister-in-law over St. Patrick’s Day. Upon arrival, Chris’s nephew (just one!) was wearing a little shirt that said “Will you marry my uncle?” How CUTE! Of course, Haley said YES and a celebration with their family commenced!
I am always so thankful for my couples and love establishing relationships with them. But Haley and Chris totally surprised me with a sweet thank-you gift – a cute potted plant from their home garden! They also told me it’s pretty easy to keep alive, which is a plus for me! Haha!
Photographing Haley and Chris’s Arbor Hills engagement session was the perfect way to end my Sunday. Below are just a few of my favorites! I cannot wait for their big day at Gleneagles Country Club this November, but in the meantime learn more about them below!
What has you most excited for your wedding day?
Haley: Getting to marry Chris. I can’t wait!
Chris: Seeing Haley in her dress for the first time and celebrating with friends and family!
What is your idea of a perfect date night?
Haley: Chris and I are homebodies at heart. A perfect date night for us would be cooking a meal together at home and spending time with our dog, Opie.
What is something funny or endearing about your spouse-to-be?
Haley: Chris is obsessed with his Big Green Egg grill. He is constantly researching new grill toys and recipes. He has even been known to get up in the middle of the night to check on tomorrow’s BBQ.
Chris: Haley has a big sweet tooth and loves to bake. It is a rule at our house that we always have at least one homemade dessert to choose from.
What were your feelings going into your engagement session?
Haley: Chris and I were both so anxious for our engagement session since we didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully, Emily made us feel at ease and we instantly started having a lot of fun!
Do you have any advice for couples who are currently preparing to have their engagement portraits taken?
Haley: Don’t overthink it and just have fun!
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