If you are anywhere outside of the West Coast, from what we hear, it’s actually winter. While temperatures up in the 70’s seems idyllic, trust me when I say we actually miss wearing boot and scarves and experiencing at least a little winter. (I know…I’m complaining about perfect weather. Feel free to be annoyed). But all that to say, we thought this winter engagement session by Jeff Sampson Photography was absolutely adorable! Nick and Rachel actually live where there’s a real winter (this impresses me) and they partake in these sorts of chilly activities. In fact, according to Rachel, Nick is an avid fisherman, so it makes perfect sense that they brought their photographer along to capture a “day in the life”.
How did you two meet and become engaged?
Nick and I met in 2001 during our first week of college at South Dakota State University. However, it was not until 2011 that we dated and fell in love. Nick and I had many mutual friends so our paths crossed many times throughout the years. After college I went to Nebraska and Nick stayed in South Dakota but each summer our group of friends would all get together to go camping. The 2011 camping trip was held at Shade Hill Reservoir in Lemmon, SD and, of course, we both attended. During a late night boat ride Nick professed his love and attraction. There had always been an attraction between us but at that moment I found out what it meant to be swept off my feet. After 8 months of a long distance relationship I moved to be closer to Nick and 8 months later said “I do.” On December 9th, 2012 Nick took me to Falls Park to look at the beautiful Christmas lights. It was a freezing cold night, so cold that no one else even got out of their vehicles to walk around. Nick and I walked around until we were in front of the falls. The moment Nick proposed was picture perfect, minus the subzero temperatures.
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