Looking Back: An Engagement

As we continue with Summer Photo Fun here on the blog, I’m excited to share some special photos from the life of our oldest daughter Kristin and her husband Shawn. Last year I got to share Kelli and Jake’s engagement and wedding events as they happened, but now I’ll take you back to a year or two before I became a blogger and share the love story of our first little girl. And yes, I guess I’ll always think of her as our little girl :)

Kristin and Shawn became friends as college students at the University of Tulsa but didn’t start dating until they graduated and were ready to leave town. Crazy, but true :) Thus began a long-distance dating adventure which led to their engagement in June 2005 and their wedding in May 2006.

I can honestly say they have one of the sweetest love relationships I’ve been privileged to witness. We are forever grateful that God brought them together to share their lives. Hope you enjoy getting a peek at some of their engagement photos. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks. I’ll show you some bridal portraits and wedding photos as well! Good stuff ahead! :)

“…Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16b

*Photography by Chris Humphrey

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  1. awww, I love reading sweet love stories and the photos are fantastic!!! The one of her laughing as he kisses her is just so cute! Looking forward to more pictures!

  2. Can’t wait for the wedding ones! I love wedding pictures, but then again, you probably already know that. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Such a sweet looking couple… Very pretty pics… Adorable… So in love. : )

  4. I love the joy and sweetness radiated by your “baby girl” in those photos. What a fun summer series!

  5. Thanks, ladies, for all the sweet comments. So glad you’re enjoying Summer Photo Fun! :)

  6. young love… they look very happy! Love that you add a verse with the post too!

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