Katie-Paul Engagement-Rough Ridge Lookout at Grandfather Mountain, NC, US
In His Image Photography beautifully captured Katie-Paul Engagement-Rough Ridge Lookout at Grandfather Mountain, NC, US.
Event Date: June 9, 2018
From In His Image Photography: Katie-Paul Engagement-Rough Ridge Lookout
When discussing engagement session details with Katie we both loved the idea of heading out to the Grandfather Mountain and The Blue Ridge Parkway! The grandeur of the mountains and beautiful scenery helped build a romantic scene for the engagement photos!
Q and A: Katie-Paul Engagement-Rough Ridge Lookout
Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?
Sooo… My friend (Suzanne) invited me to go to a “Power & Love” conference held by Todd White. It’s basically a Christian conference (especially for all ages who believe in the gifts of the spirit – healing, words of knowledge, etc – because you not only listen to the messages but you go out in the community). Well when I was sitting with my friend in the church, the speaker (Todd White) asked those to come up who are comfortable approaching and praying for people in the community. I was, because I was doing a lot of street ministry at the time (going up to the homeless and building relationship with them). The purpose in coming up to the front of the church and raising your hand was so that a few others who were not as comfortable could join you.
I was about to go up, but Suzanne said “wait! I feel like the Lord wants us to wait.” I said “ugh okay..” I waited for about 30 seconds and said “okay I’m going!” I went up to the front and raised my hand. That’s when Paul came up (I didn’t know him – he’s from Henderson, NC) and asked if I had anyone with me yet. I said just my friend Suzanne. So the 3 of us went out, casually to eat, Walmart, etc. talking to and praying for people along the way. At the end of the night, after the three of us came back to the church for the last message, we thought since we drove down to Wilmington (at the beach) we might as well go walk on the beach. Another friend joined us, so there were four. (I know I’m being a total girl right now and giving all the maybe unneeded details!) So we were walking on the beach that night and I was wearing boots that had holes in them, so all this sand was getting in them. As we began to walk back (now on the road), I mentioned the sand in my boots and Paul asked if I wanted to take off my boots and ride on his shoulders… so I did! First day we met and I’m on his shoulders! Right before we said goodbye to each other we exchanged numbers.
The following nights we talked for hours on the phone till the sun came up about the foundational things that we want in a husband/wife. We quickly discovered how solid our foundation with God is, knowing He comes first to both of us. This drove so much passion between us that we were already talking about marriage just in a few days. Though, it wasn’t till over 3 years that we got engaged. We agreed on almost everything, but our personalities were opposite in big ways.
I’m free-spirited and spontaneous, while he was in the Marines for almost 6 years and is very structured and strategic. I have a strong personality as a woman and he has a strong personality as a man. Neither of us are passive. Our Myers briggs personalities are total opposites. He’s a INTJ and I’m and ESFP. We read books and sought counseling, because we continued to struggle with communication. Over the years now we have learned how to talk with one another and respect what’s important to each other. It has taken time, but it’s been well worth it. To me, the best kind of love has been one that never gives up, and I’m so happy that God had us meet at the right place, and at the right time.
What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. (example: pushing each other to new limits, love to travel, huge comic book fans, foodies, etc.) What makes your relationship unique?
When we talked on the phone those first few days for hours, hearing his heart and already knowing I was attracted made me believe he was the one. I even hinted “he’s the one” to my parents that first week or so. Paul said, he also knew when hearing we both had the same solid foundation in Christ and it was the first time in his life that he felt giddy about anyone. What kept us continuing to believe “this is the one” is our willingness to adjust and grow in love.
Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?
Paul proposed to me at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. We were with his parents, so I didn’t think anything of it when we went. I thought it was really about taking his mom there, though we had never been ourselves.
Katie-Paul Engagement-Rough Ridge Lookout:
Location: Rough Ridge Lookout – Grandfather Mountain
Photographer: In His Image Photography – other examples of their work featured on AisleMemories – Wesley and Justin Wedding at Le Meridien Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US
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I've been wanting to photograph in the mountains for quite some time. When discussing engagement session details with Katie we both loved the idea of heading out to Grand Father Mountain. I'm looking forward to blogging their session next week! – So, anyone else want to head to the hills? –
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