With the coronavirus forcing nonessential businesses to close, I went six weeks without shooting sessions. However, Indiana and our local government has officially released photographers to take outdoor sessions as long as social distancing is practiced. And, I can’t imagine a sweeter couple to “get back to work” with than Grant and Kiersten!
I’m so excited to share the future Mr. and Mrs. Tomlin’s spring engagement photos at Purdue University on the blog!
These two couldn’t get any cuter. You see, this darling couple met through church. They both attend City of God—which is also where we go to church—and serve on the hospitality team.
Basically, because City of God meets in the Lafayette Christian School’s gymnasium, every Sunday, a handful of wonderful people get up before the sun to convert the gym into a sanctuary. And, Grant and Kiersten are two of these sweet souls.
Grant noticed Kiersten at the beginning of his junior year and made an effort to get to know her. They discovered they were both involved in Cru and knew a lot of the same people at Purdue (where they both went to school) and became friends between stacking chairs, making coffee, and doing the million and one other things needed to prepare for the church’s service every week.
Grant admits that he would stick around to “help” longer than he was supposed to to spend a little extra time with Kiersten. According to Kiersten, she thought Grant was just a super helpful, nice guy!
Towards the end of the school year, Grant decided it was time to ask Kiersten out. I believe he did so after church, and now, Grant and Kiersten are getting married!
Every year, the Troyer family (Kiersten’s family) goes to pick out their Christmas tree at a local tree farm. Last Christmas, Grant tagged along.
Kiersten’s sister is a photographer, so Kiersten didn’t think anything of it when her sister brought her camera along to “take a few family photos.”
During this family outing, Kiersten’s sister offered to take a few photos of Grant and Kiersten. While they were cheesing in front of the camera, Kiersten’s family started saying, “There’s something missing in these photos.”
According to Kiersten, she started thinking, “Gosh. Am I really that awkward in these photos?!”
But, then, Grant said that he knew what was missing, pulled out the ring, and asked Kiersten to spend her life with him. She said yes!
Campus is extra beautiful in the spring, so I was so excited to hear that Grant and Kiersten wanted to take spring engagement photos at Purdue University!
I wish I would’ve grabbed a photo to show you, but Grant deserves a hug (socially distanced of course). He wasn’t 100% sure about his outfits, so he brought backups! Now, he didn’t just bring a backup or two; he brought lots of options!
He just wanted to make sure that Kiersten liked his outfits and that he was doing his part to help their pictures look great. How sweet is that?!
These two laughed and twirled through their engagement session and just made my month! If you know Grant and Kiersten, you’re truly blessed. They’re just so kind and fun and a true pleasure to be around!
Lucky for me, I don’t have to wait long to see Grant and Kiersten again, because these two will celebrate their wedding at the Matterhorn in Elkhart, Indiana on July 11, 2020! This is just a few months away!
Their big day will feature soft neutral and pastel colors and lots of eucalyptus. I have no doubt that it’s going to be lovely! But, I also have no doubt that their wedding will also be Christ-focused. Grant and Kiersten’s love for Jesus is so evident, and they want to make sure He is front and center during their celebration and in their marriage.
Grant and Kiersten, I can’t begin to tell you how much I just adore you guys or how honored I am to be your wedding photographer.
I hope you love these previews of your spring engagement photos at Purdue University, and I cannot wait to witness the two of you become husband and wife!