Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kansas City Engagement :: Jimmy & Jessie

I knew from the moment I walked into my meeting with Jessie and Jimmy, that this couple would hold a very special place in my heart.  Maybe it was the way they looked at each other... the little glances, the subtle touches on the arm.  Maybe it was the fact they both were redheads, and both were kissed with freckles... maybe it was the tears in Jessie's eyes as I shared my heart and passion.  In the end, I think that perhaps it was their story, as told from Jimmy's point of view:

"Have you ever heard the saying “if you love someone, set her free.  If she returns, then she was always yours”?  This holds especially true in my relationship with Jessie.  I first developed my crush on Jessie during my senior year of high school.  I was the star of the football team, and she was the team’s water girl.  I am an asthmatic, and Jessie was put in charge of holding my rescue inhaler; bringing it to me if I started feeling short of breath.  She would always be aware of where I was, so that she could come and save the day.  She did not realize that having to interact with the girl that takes my breath away didn’t make it easy to catch my breath.  I found out that she had a crush on me sometime in the spring semester.  We shared a dance at the prom and then didn’t leave each other’s side throughout the rest of the summer.  It was very exciting to fall in love with Jessie.  She is so kind and gentle, and knows exactly what to do to make me feel special.  I learned from her what it was to be completely in love.... " 

"... In August, I moved to Manhattan, to attend school at Kansas State University.  Jessie stayed at home in McLouth, to finish her last year of high school.  The distance, and difference in lifestyle proved too much for two 18 year old kids to handle.  We split up, and spent the next 5 years apart.  It gave us an opportunity to grow up, and discover who we are as adult individuals.  We kept in touch, however, throughout this time.  Jessie moved to Kansas City after her high school graduation.  She became a mother to a beautiful little girl, Caitlin, who is now 5.  I also moved to Kansas City after I graduated from K-State.  It took me a year and half of living in Kansas City before I got the courage, and appropriate timing to call Jessie and invite her to lunch, and we’ve been together ever since.  I am so happy to have her back.  We also have tremendous confidence in our relationship because we know what it’s like to have lost each other, and we never want to be apart again... "

"... Jessie and I share two passions: our strong Irish heritage, and an important network of friends and family.  Jessie and I are also both Irish red heads, which is something that all of our friends and family think is so cute… and I have to agree... we are cute…  Behind our wry Irish smiles, you cannot only see the closeness, and adoration that result from finding your soul mate, but also the excitement of two kids learning what it’s like to fall in love for the first time."

Jessie and Jimmy, words cannot express what an honor it is to have met you, and to also share in, and capture this very special time in your lives.  I cannot wait for 7-23-11!


Click Photography Owner Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 4:11:00 PM CDT  

Total cuteness! I love the country setting. And I'm super crazy about the hand save-the-date message!!!! Terrific images!

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One of my favorite memories from my own wedding, aside from marrying my husband, was when my Dad walked me down the aisle and I leaned over and whispered to him, "I'll always be your little girl."  I love that moment!
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