Ten years is a pretty long time.
Ten years ago, I was a freshman in high school with super long hippie hair (it was not cute) thinking maybe I’d be a nurse when I grew up. I’d only had my first cell phone for a month—a flip phone that didn’t even have a camera. I was texting in T-9, people!! Aside from my hair length, career aspirations and the antiquity of my mobile device, so much about myself has changed since then. Certainly, I’m not unrecognizable and I still hold many of the same values as I did all those years ago, but the way that I live it all out is simply night and day.
Which is why it is such an astounding fact to me that Kate and Morgan have been together for over ten years. They met in the halls of their high school when Morgan noticed how cute Kate was—even though she was trash talking his beloved Boston Red Socks just a few lockers down from his. For their first date, Kate got a ride from her mom over to Morgan’s house where they watched the Princess Bride together in his living room. Talk about romantic! ;) Ten years later, Kate and Morgan could drive themselves to their own dinner date in Georgetown, where Morgan decided it was time for his girlfriend of ten years to become his wife for forever.
Morgan and Kate aren’t the teenagers who once roamed the halls of their high school anymore (though Kate is still gorgeous and Morgan does still love his Red Sox). A lot has changed, but they’ve changed together. As we roamed through Old Town Alexandria for their engagement photos, it was so easy to image Kate and Morgan as high school sweethearts, but so incredible to see how their love had transformed into something much bigger. Now they’ve bought their first home together, and are planning what will be an absolutely gorgeous celebration at Silverbrook Farm in Purcellville, VA for May 2015. (Kate’s an interior designer, so you know their wedding details are going to be incredible!) It’s still feels so far away, but I simply can’t wait for the next year of getting to know and work with these two!
Kate’s top was so perfectly adorable!
Aww, Morgan! Looking so good!
Just the cutest, both of you.
Things I know: Old Town has no shortage of steps to sit on, and I am thankful!
An outfit change and one beautiful tree!
Eee! So much love for this one!
Kate!!! I don’t know if it’s the cut of the dress or your expression, but this photo just screams Audrey Hepburn to me!
One thing that Kate and Morgan LOVE to do together? Eat and drink good beer! That’s something I can get behind, so after their “formal” session was over, we went to Pizzeria Paradiso for some craft brews and the best handcrafted pizza I’ve had in a long while!
Cheers to y’all and your love!!