I love the secluded location of Brenda and Matt’s engagement! It’s like their own secret garden where they can just focus on each other.
From Brenda, their story:
“Matt and I met through mutual friends while I was home from college on break, and Matt was living in a nearby town. Fast forward six years, through my failed attempts at finding the one, while hearing people say to me, “You never know, it could be someone that you’ve already met, timing is everything!” Meanwhile, Matt was going through his own life changes after becoming single again for the first time in years.
“Matt’s calls to go hunting or fishing turned into his trips out to the prairie during harvest to see what I was up to. This turned into me putting on mascara to wear in the field just in case he stopped by. Then one night at a small town concert, he pulled me aside and told me that he wanted a chance. This was the start to our wonderful adventure.
“He proposed to me out on the prairie where we had fallen in love. We were sitting in his hot rod after taking an evening drive, watching the sun go down, and he pulled a ring out of his pocket.
“Then starts the wedding planning! We soon found Ali and Matt from multiple recommendations. We met with them for breakfast and saw couple that we related to and felt comfortable with. They seemed to understand how we had many parts of our lives that were important to capture. This is something that is obvious when you looked at our final photos. For example they captured not only shots with our dogs, but also pictures in a filbert orchard with the hotrod, and pictures with an old barn on a farm we own together. Everything we saw when we looked at our pictures just made us feel like they truly knew us.
“Matt and I are getting married on June 22nd at my family’s farm in Oregon. It is incredible how far you have come and how at home you feel in a place that was right there staring you in the face for 8 years. I told someone the other day, who was in their own frustrating plight to find “the one”, that you never know, it might be someone who you’ve already met, timing truly is everything!”
Thank you so much for your wisdom, Brenda! Congratulations to you both. We can’t wait to see your summer wedding!
Photographer: Murray Photography
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