Katie & Patrick’s Engagements: Salt Lake City

I loved this downtown session with Katie & Patrick!  It was cold…really, really cold…, but we had so much fun together.  These are two of the happiest people I’ve been with, and so adoring of one another.  They wanted a more natural, candid kind of session, and I love the joy that I was able to capture between them!  Thank you Katie for sharing your beautiful and romantic engagement story below!  Every girl needs a Patrick in their life!

“Patrick and I met on October 12, 2012, and hit it off right away.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that I wanted to marry this guy, but he took a bit of convincing.  Obviously it didn’t take too long.  After a few months of dating and spending Christmas/New Years with each other’s families, we knew we wanted to tie the knot… and quick!  We were in love and anxious to get things going.  We started making wedding plans and booked the date for March 12th, before we were even officially engaged.  Because the ring was being custom made, I didn’t expect the proposal to come for a few weeks.  That’s why I was surprised when a couple days after ordering my ring, I found a bouquet of flowers on my bed with a nice note from Patrick telling me that he was going to take me on a journey to tell me how much he cared about me.  By then I knew it was coming.  The note told me to go to my car where I found more notes, each with a picture of us inside, a sweet promise from Patrick about our lives together, and instructions for where and when to find the next note.  My younger brother was recruited to help, so he drove and I just sat back, listened to the CD of love songs Patrick had made, and enjoyed the ride.  Eventually we made it to Bear Lake (the place where we first met). He had a final note for me by his car with instructions to put on my snow clothes.  I then followed the candles he had lit down onto the frozen lake (the same walk we took the first night we met and the first time we held hands).  Patrick was standing there, frozen but adorable as ever, and he asked me to marry him.  I said yes, of course, and then we danced to our song.  It was perfect; I wouldn’t have had it any other way.  I feel like the luckiest girl on earth and I can’t wait to marry my best friend.  Life’s only going to get better!”

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