It’s always amazing to me who ends up falling in love. Most of them are a complete surprise to me, and when I see couples who are planning their future together and working hard to make it happen, I smile.
You see, Austin and Hanna both walked through the halls of JEBMS during their 7th and 8th grade years. I admired and appreciated both of them then, but as individuals, as students. Both of them were just great kids. Hanna is related to so many of my neighbors, and I’ve kept in touch with her through them, but after middle school, I had completely lost out on Austin’s teen years. And here he is, about to get married this fall. I do know that it feels like I’ve snapped my fingers and years have gone by. There’s an old saying that “the days are long, but the years are short.” I don’t think there’s ever been a more true statement. You spend the first part of your life anxiously awaiting the next big event, and the second part trying to slow down those big events. What I do know is the finding your soul mate makes every day fly by, especially when you are loving every single moment.
And speaking of love, I always have to get the “how did you meet” story. No two have ever been the same, but all of them are special and such fun to hear. Hanna noticed Austin when he drove around Sonic with a load of wood on the back of his truck. Hanna thought that half of the load was going to fall off as he sped up the “Sonic hill.” Austin found a reason to go hang out where she was, and as we always say, the rest is history. They’ve been inseparable since, and now they are about to promise forever in just a few months. It’s always the coolest thing when a relationship clicks. It’s something that you can’t put your finger on, but you know this person is meant for you. There’s no doubt that Hanna and Austin are that couple.
Hanna and Austin, I loved doing your engagement session, and I can’t wait to photograph your wedding this fall. I know it will be beautiful, and most of all – your joy and love is just magic to see. Enjoy every second of the next bit because it will fly by. Love and blessings, Pat