Have you ever had those clients that from the initial inquiry in your inbox you just KNEW you were going to be the best of friends? Rachael and Jonathan were those clients. Even though we are years apart in age, these two have so much more in common with myself than I have ever found in anyone else. For starters, they are lovers of traveling! Traveling is one of my favorite things to do and I can never see myself settling down in one place for too long without visiting somewhere far away every once in a while. I just love seeing all of the different types of cultures and areas there are out there! Rachael feels the same way and that is why she even went to China last year to teach English to little kids! How CUTE is that?! But, it gets better. She made some videos of her adorable little kiddos over there while teaching and she went viral! Because of how freaking cute those little kids were. SO. FREAKING. CUTE.
After speaking with these two on and off through email, I finally got to meet them for the first time. I gave them the choice of deciding where we would meet and they picked RED ROBIN! Could it seriously get any better?! I don’t think so. What-so-ever. Burgers are amazing AND they have a gluten-free menu just for this sweet bride. Props to Red Robin, you did it again. YUM. I learned so much about their love story through this meeting with them and I knew right off the bat that they had a special place in my heart.
Jon and Rachael met through their small group in Church and dated for quite some time. These two are definitely the outdoor-sy type which led them to spending most days together kayaking or hiking! How fun is that? This is why it was the sweetest thing ever to hear that is exactly how Jon popped that special question. They hiked all the way through Shenandoah Valley and when they were finally at the top of the mountain, he proposed! She had NO IDEA! She literally could not believe that he was serious! Jon and Rachael have a sweet love that makes me laugh, grin, and just love them even more. I had an amazing time capturing their wedding day last weekend and I cannot WAIT for you to see the images from that perfect day!