Corey and Jaime are an adventure loving, outdoorsy couple, so they decided the perfect way to capture their engagement was to head out for an afternoon of fishing. Jaime’s grandfather carved the cutting board you see in the photo, and is so dang personal, we just can’t handle it! We’ll let Jaime tell the rest of her and Cory’s story for you, alongside the super fun images by Meg Cooper Photography.
Tell us about how you met!
Corey and I casually met in my hometown of Stevens Point, WI in December of 2011. We had exchanged contacts after learning that Corey had accepted an internship in Rochester, MN where I had resided for the past seven years. We later met up in June of 2012 and decided that our connection was something deeper than just friends. As time went on, I realized I could not spend the rest of my life without this man and instead wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.
How did you become engaged?
It was the evening of the NCAA Basketball Tournament as the Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Arizona Wildcats and moved onto the Final Four. Both of us were born and raised in Wisconsin, so this game was very exciting for us! After asking my Father’s permission, Corey proposed at halftime in my parents’ house in the presence of my entire family. I was totally blown away and completely surprised! I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. It was very special to me that my family was able to be a part of our very special day. My parents will never forget that night, nor will I!
Tell us about your engagement session.
We love the outdoors and heading to Northern Wisconsin to the cabin fishing, boating and swimming. We decided that a fishing theme would be a perfect fit for our engagement session. My Great-Grandpa made a fish filet cutting board back in the day that my Grandma still had. I painted the words, “Two less fish in the sea” on the sign to use as a momento in our session. My Grandpa used to do a lot of wood work in his younger years. I was able to get him back in the wood shop and create a fish made out of wood to use as a sign in our session. We stained the piece and painted our wedding date, “10-25-2014” on it. We are very spontaneous people, so the water and beach scene was easy for us. We had fun with it and it showed in the pictures. Our canoeing scene was the more romantic piece. Our engagement pictures tell a story of Corey and myself and the love we have for one another!
Vendor: Photography: Meg Cooper Photography