Oh my GOSH, friends, I am SO thrilled to share this session with you today! Ben & Michelle are a sweet slice of heaven and I can’t deal with it! <3 <3 <3
These lovebirds met while attending UW Eau Claire, but years would pass before love took root. He helped her move into her apartment, they’d go to Cubs/Brewers games…but were never more than friends.
After graduating, she moved to Washington D.C., and they’d still constantly talk & text. She eventually moved back to Madison, and she asked him to come visit her. She cooked dinner for them, they went to the comedy club, and somewhere within all the laughs and joy, they realized that something did exist between them… It only took eight years of friendship to realize it!
After heavy training, their first mini-triatholon was upon them! On a gorgeous day on Devils Lake, Ben’s plan was set in motion (pun intended!) as they dove into the water for the first leg of the race.
Michelle beat him out of the water, but Ben had to get to the finish line before her! They transitioned to the bikes, and after making sure she was okay, cycled hard ahead of her. Fueled by the thought of asking this gorgeous woman to be his bride, he ran the running portion of the race, then retrieved the ring from his side kick (his dad), and waited on one knee for her.
Fueled by the thought of the Bloody Mary Ben had promised her when they finished, Michelle pushed herself harder toward the finish line. So determined was she, that she nearly ran right past him!
When she realized what was happening, she hugged him, so completely overwhelmed with joy!
“So..is that a yes?” Ben laughed.
“Yes!” she exclaimed as they slipped that stunning rock on her finger.
And that’s the skinny on how best friends became best fiancees! <3
Now for this sweet wintery session!
We shot at the beautiful Madison Arboretum (it was my first time there–I could not believe how GORGEOUS it was in the winter! I can’t even imagine how beautiful it is in the spring!) and we made the best of this frosty Wisconsin day!
I love it when my clients are so sweet and full of love for each other. These two were all laughs, and ready to get all cute and cozy in front of my camera <3 I love it, and I love them, and their wedding will be nothing short of perfection! September can’t come soon enough! <3