Will + Sarah - Mini Engagement | Rattlesnake Recreational Area, Missoula, MT
Sarah and Will.
"We met at the orientation for our post graduate service program - JVC Northwest. I remember being drawn to her because she was so outwardly friendly, kind, and bubbly. Fortunately, we were both placed in Montana and with each visit to each other’s city I found myself falling in love with her just as I had with the State of Montana the year prior.
We definitely balance each other out immensely. I tend to be a little more quiet and reserved while she’s outgoing and energetic. She pulls me out of my comfort zone just enough and makes me want to be a better, more rounded person.
My mother called me out of the blue and told me that if I wanted to give Sarah her original engagement ring, I should because she wasn’t wearing it. Proposing to Sarah had been on my mind for a while and it was just the push I needed to start planning.
I decided to propose on a hike in the Rattlesnake here in Missoula because Sarah loves nature, hiking, and she told me in passing once that she didn’t want a bunch of other people around when the proposal happened. A month or two prior I scoped out a perfectly serene and private area of the trail nestled down a hill and by the creek that I knew would be perfect.
I led her down to the creek and told her to turn around - I wanted to get a picture of her from behind looking off into the mountains. I’d done this plenty of times before so she wasn’t expecting a thing. I got down on one knee, and told her I got the shot. She turned around and I asked her to marry me, and she said YES!" - Will
I had so much fun capturing these two and their love connection. Congratulations Will and Sarah!!
"Everything drew me to him! When I first met him, he lit up the space! He had a huge smile and was so gregarious and outgoing. I had to know who he was! We talked nearly every day since then and it doesn’t feel complete without his stories, observations, and jokes. We really balance each other, but with the right kind of challenge! He encourage some me to slow down and take pause. I am more likely to plan adventures and push us both out of our comfort zones. Mostly, at the end of the day, we like sitting on porches and sharing a beer — I look forward to doing a lifetime of that!" - Sarah