It was something that Todd said the night of their Big Falls elopement session that struck me and really stood out about these two. Todd said to Asmaile, “no wonder I couldn’t find you all these years, you were in Venezuela.” It wasn’t until a year ago (9/8/16 to be exact) that Todd & Asmaile had their very first date thanks to eHarmony. It was a date almost didn’t happen, as the message Todd sent to Asmaile had been sitting in her inbox for a month, unseen. But that day they met for a Twins vs. Royals game in Minneapolis. They joked about how they met, where they parked – but in the end – they’ve been inseparable since that day.
Just about four years ago, Asmaile moved to America, a former journalist in Venezuela she decided to put down her roots with her brothers in Minneapolis. But something was missing, and that was Todd. Just a few short months ago, he proposed in a row boat to Asmaile and now they’re planning a May wedding at Dixon’s Orchard in Cadott, which coincidentally also has a pretty neat little row boat that we’re going to have to use for their big day.
What makes their engagement session fun and why I mentioned it as an elopement session is that the very next day after these images were taken, Todd & Asmaile made it official and she stole his last name. See, in Venezuelan tradition the ceremony & party portions of a wedding day are kept separate – and I am just so happy that I get to document that party part! Thank you for letting me document these, too!