Where do I even begin with this perfect Downtown Colorado Springs engagement session?! Do I start with the fact that it included one of my greatest, longest known, girlfriends being engaged? Do I start with the fact that I told her, about a year ago, that the day they got engaged I would be flying out to take their pictures? Do I start with the fact that she practically stole my dream engagement ring?! 😉
There are so many ways I could start this post, but the biggest thing that should be said is that… JESS IS ENGAGED!!!! Ahh!
Backstory? I’ve known Jessica since the second grade. Yes, the second grade. Mind you… I moved about 7 times after that, to different states. These moves don’t even include my time serving in the military and as a prior military spouse! I’m not sure how many people can make a long distance friendship last this long, and still stay as connected as this girl and me! We’ve been through a lot of life experiences together, a lot of boy talks, a lot of ups and downs. I’m just so proud to call her one of my best friends, and to have had the honor of photographing her and her fiancé! <3
I knew from the first few months of them dating, and the way she talked about Tommy, that he was going to be the one she married… Don’t ask me how! When you know, you just know I suppose. There is no other way I can explain it.
Here is Tommy + Jessica’s Love Story:
Jessica met her soul mate, like most insanely busy adults do today, on a dating site. With Tommy being in the military, and Jessica going to school and working full-time, neither of the two had the time or patience for the dating scene. She mentioned that, “as horrible of a reputation that online dating has, I thought it couldn’t hurt… After a couple of awkward dates, I decided that I would try one more guy then delete the app.” Little did she know, that last guy would be the man she was going to marry! She loved that they already had mutual interests and values before even having the chance to talk with one another, so it set forth a strong foundation from the get go.
“He started messaging me with the typical ‘flirting’ conversations,” she said. He would ask to skype to make sure he wasn’t getting catfished, but she offered to meet in person instead. The only problem was that, at about 7pm, most places were closed. So, where did they decided to meet? None other than IHOP! Jess was reluctant to meet with him at first. She had just finished up a gym session and knew she was sweaty, comfy, and not at her finest. Her mindset was that, “if he liked me like that, then he will like me when I’m all glamed up!” Turns out Tommy liked that grubby version of Jessica because, since that date, they have talked every single day. I couldn’t be more excited for these two to become one, and have their wedding in April of 2017!
Jessica’s final words to me in her email about the two of them: “I am very blessed and happy to have found my loving soul mate, Tommy, and excited to soon be Jessica K. Ramirez. It just shows you that love is found in the places you wouldn’t ever expect!”
She couldn’t have spoken truer words…
Congrats Tommy + Jessica!! I truly could not be more ecstatic for the love you two share for one another, and for the commitment to one another you are about to make, til death do you part… and so forth. <3
Here is the second reason why you are here on my page. Pictures!!!