the story of
brooke + grayson
and engagement photography in Independence
Even before she swiped right on his Tinder profile, he stood out from the others — simply because she recognized him from her microbiology class at Fort Hays State University.
That little boost of familiarity didn’t mean, though, that she was ready to jump into a relationship right away. It was a good six months after their dating-app match before they were officially a couple, but he was patient and persistent in his pursuit of her. And this paid off, as the girlfriend he gained a few years ago is now his fiancé.
Their engagement took place along a nature trail that, fittingly, is similar to the one where we took their engagement photos (although these places are a few hours apart). And his proposal definitely deserves some points for originality … as he hid the ring in a fast food box!
Also in the box were some treats he hoped would attract the attention of their Siberian husky, Kylo, as they passed it on the trail — but when Kylo didn’t quite hold up his part of the plan, the groom-to-be had to act inordinately interested in this apparent piece of litter in order to pop the question. She found this odd at first, but of course everything became clear when she saw the ring!
Brooke and Grayson: It’s also clear what a great match you are. Your sweetness together certainly comes through in these photos, and I can’t wait to capture you again on your big day next fall. But until then, here are a few favorites of you as fiancés:
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