I can’t tell you how much fun we had on this engagement session! Heather and EJ were totally adorable during the entire shoot and were naturals in front of the camera! They had the idea of shooting at Kemah Boardwalk and the beach in Galveston, TX. They chose those two locations because their second date was at Kemah Boardwalk (read about their first date in the survey below) and they are self described beach bums. Both these locations were perfect to show off who they really are. After the session I sent them a survey to find out more about each of them and their relationship. You can read the survey and view the slideshow at the bottom of the post. Or view the Engagement slide show in its own window here. Leave a comment to tell me what you think. Thanks!
Their wedding was on 11/11/11; take a look at their sneak peek here.
Here is a little more about Heather and EJ.
We met through Match.com. EJ “winked” at me through the website, and I “winked” back. From there, we exchanged emails and talked on the phone and webcam for about a month before we finally met in person.
I have two first impressions on EJ: the first was his profile on Match and the second was the first time I met him in person. One of the main things I remember from his profile was a picture he’d taken of himself using his webcam on his laptop. He had a goofy grin on his face, and he put a border around it. The border was pink and it made the shape of a heart around his face. I thought to myself, “This guy definitely doesn’t take himself seriously,” which made me laugh.
The first time I met EJ in person, he looked like he was going golfing, but we were going to the movies. I appreciated that he put the effort into looking nice for our date though. He also shaved his face right before our date and managed to cut himself pretty badly on his cheek. So, he had a huge band-aid too. Luckily, he wore a t-shirt, shorts, and Converse shoes on our second date, and I was sold.
What was your first impression of her?
When I walked up to meet her for the first time I was pleasantly surprised. She was prettier than her pictures conveyed. She had very nice eyes.
For our first date, we went to the movies. We saw this terrible movie called Obsession. Beyonce was the starring actress if that tells you anything. We couldn’t really talk during the date, which wasn’t any good, and we didn’t go anywhere else after the movie, but we went on a second date not too long after.
There wasn’t one specific event that let me know he was the one, but I bought a house about a year into our relationship. I made sure to get EJ’s opinion of the house before I bought it because I knew we’d be living there together in the future.When did you know she was the one?
I knew after about a year. We had very few disagreements. I decided to wait until two years though just to make sure nothing unpleasant reared its ugly head.
It was our first night in St. Lucia, and we’d been traveling all day. After spending some time on the beach and having dinner, we decided to return back to our room early. We had our balcony doors open, and you could hear Reggae music from the main pavilion at the resort. In the glow of the TV, EJ got on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was the night before our 2 year anniversary.
I love EJ’s sense of humor. He loves to laugh, and he loves to make the people around him laugh. Also, he’s very caring and considerate. One time I came home to flowers on my nightstand just because. It wasn’t a special occasion or anything.
I love her ability to be empathetic. I love how caring she is.
EJ and his brother both like to randomly make noises and clap really loud. Also, he makes up songs that normally deal with gross boy things, but I think they’re funny.
Heather can fall asleep anywhere.
We haven’t really faced any challenges. I was laid off in the beginning of August, but it’s been going really smooth. I think the biggest challenge we’ll face is trying to find room in my closet for his stuff!
We’re attentive to each other. We always greet each other with a kiss, eat dinner together, and spend as much time with each other as we can. We also ask each other how our day went, and we spend lots of time laughing!
More photos are in the slide show below.
Or view the Engagement slide show in its own window here.
Music by the amazing Chase Hamblin.