One of the biggest things I love about being a wedding photographer is the stories. Each couple has one. And I love meeting with newly engaged couples for the first time and listening to the “long version” over coffee. I love all of the little details and like what they were thinking, who made the first move, and all that good stuff. I seriously cannot get enough of it. Often at the end of these coffee dates, my couple’s will ask, “what about you?”. So I decided it was time to share the story of how Kyle and I fell in love too. All the way from “hello” to “I do”.
People had been making comments that had me been thinking. Thinking about Kyle more. Life went on as normal and those thoughts got put to the back burner. But seven days later, at the weekly movie night, things began to change. I don’t remember what movie we were watching. Or how I managed to get seated next Kyle to with the ten other people there. All I remember was how very aware I was of how close we were sitting. Our elbows were touching. His warmth on my side. My heart beat faster and there were butterflies in my stomach. I can’t remember what movie we were watching because I was far too distracted.
And that was the moment, I knew I liked him and that I couldn’t hide it from myself any longer.
It was the next day, I was at my friend Cody’s house. Cody is like a brother to me and always will be. The year before we co-lead a trip to El Salvador together and at this point we were co-workers on staff at SMU. So when I walked in the door, I told him that I thought I might possibly like Kyle. A little bit. He was not surprised.
We were chilling on the roof when Kyle walked up the street, in flip-flops, blue jeans, and a grey t-shirt. My heart was in my throat. I knew for sure. And everything changed.
This photo was taken on the heart-in-my-throat-I’ve-realized-I-like-him day. It still gives me all the feels.