This gorgeously casual engagement session is what love is all about. Ruby and Jason's photographer, Jessi Field, sat back and captured them just as they are: playful, in love and happy.
Ruby had just moved to the Fort Walton Beach area and began working in the same office as Jason. Co-workers invited her out for drinks, actually a "Snuggie Pub Crawl", and that's where she and her future love first met. "We didn't want any office romance drama circulating around us so, we dated on and off (more on than off) for almost two years before he had to move to Alabama for another project. Six months after Jason left, I ended up taking a job in Mississippi which left Pensacola (my hometown) in the exact middle."
We've been in a long distance relationship for almost two and a half years and do a lot of traveling to see friends. Last year we went to Hangout Fest in Alabama, then we were off to Los Angeles the next weekend for Memorial Day. In July, I went camping with friends in Alaska, then rounded out the summer with a trip to Costa Rica with Jason and two friends. Last year was a whirlwind, but it made us realize that we could live anywhere and do anything together.
What I love about their proposal story is that Jason purchased a ring for Ruby and waited two months before popping the question. He was so eager to ask her that he couldn't wait until the obligatory "right time", but it was perfect just the same. According to Ruby, "I was shocked and totally caught off guard, I jumped in his arms and cried. This year has been even more of a whirlwind than 2012, but we've been so blessed to have such supportive friends and family help us throughout the wedding planning process."
Don't you love how they incorporated a cozy blanket into their session? It's sort of an unintentional nod to their first meeting during the "Snuggie Pub Crawl"! And according to the bride to be, they chose a great photographer. We were having so much fun with Jessi! We absolutely adore her work and are so excited for her to shoot at our wedding.
Sounds like you two will have such a great celebration of your love. Have fun and enjoy planning the rest!