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Katie Douglas & Sam Thomas

Katie and Sam met in 2004 in the Freshman dorms at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Katie was immediately drawn to Sam, but unfortunately, he was ‘off the market’ at the time.  They remained friends and several years later were coincidentally set up on a ‘blind date’ by a mutual family friend.

When Katie arrived at the volunteer event that both she and Sam were to be helping at she was told “this guy” they wanted to introduce her to had a fishing emergency and wasn’t going to make it.

When Katie insisted on knowing “this guy’s” name and found out it was Sam, she immediately called him to inquire as to why he could not make it.  Sam replied, “I’ll be there in fifteen minutes,” and the two of them have been together ever since.  To propose, Sam took Katie on a surprise weekend-getaway to the Thomas Family Ranch in Telluride, Colorado.  After a mule deer-scouting Polaris ride around the property, they ended up at the Aspen tree where they had carved their initials three and a half years earlier.  It was there that Sam proposed.  Katie’s first response?  “Oh my gosh, NO WAY!”  And then she said “Yes.”

Engaged::July 30, 2011
Wedding Date::July 21, 2012
Photography::Stephanie Baker Photography
E-session location::”Happy Valley”, Lafayette Ca.

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Let the proposal competition begin

With YouTube, Facebook, social media, reality TV outlets and more popping up, unique and creative proposals are popping the question on a scale larger then ever.

On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, Issac told his girlfriend Amy, to meet him at his parent’s house for dinner. When she arrived he had stationed his brother to sit her on the back of an open Honda CRV with some headphones on. He “wanted to play her a song”…


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Carissa Higginbotham and Brittney England

Carissa and Brittney were engaged shortly after their third anniversary.  Brittney first asked Carissa’s son, Ethan, for his blessing to marry his mother and planned to propose as the sun was setting on the water while on vacation in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Eleven year old Ethan gave his blessing, but logistically, Brittney did not take into consideration that St. Petersburg is on Tampa Bay, facing east, so once she got Carissa out on the beach she realized the sun was setting behind them, not on the water.

The answer was of course “yes” and they laughed about how the proposal didn’t go exactly as Brittney had planned, as nothing ever seems to.  Brittney often jokes of wanting a “do-over,” so it would be more romantic.

Engagement Date::April 9, 2011                                                                                    Wedding Date::September 2012
E-session Location::Whitmore Mansion, Ceres
Photography::Mark Verschelden

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