Last Tuesday I met Melanie and Derek just outside a place where they spend a lot of time together for their sweet fall Mondovi engagement photos. It’s a place where they hunt & fish together (or where Derek hunts and fishes and Melanie reads quietly bundled up). I would say it’s a pretty perfect place with it’s beautiful trails nestled along the creek bed.
Not so very long ago Melanie & Derek met by way of…. Tinder. Yep, that’s right! They said they must have both had their profiles set to 50 miles because with Melanie living in Winona, MN at the time and Derek in Mondovi it would have JUST been within those 50 mile limits. And while they laugh about how they met, I can truly tell that these two are head over heels for one another and that is what makes what I do so very rewarding. To see them laugh, to see them snuggle, to see them take the rain drops at the end of the session in stride cuddled under a blanket. I really adore that!
With no idea that Derek had picked out a ring and was going to ask Melanie to spend the rest of their lives together, this past summer these two took off on a trip together – heading south and ending up in Nashville. That’s where Derek proposed!
Melanie & Derek will be getting married next September at the Florian Gardens, and then taking a honeymoon of a lifetime. I have to say some of their plans have me dreaming about checking those spots off on my own travel bucket list!
Are you getting married in 2018 or 2019? Let’s chat more about your day!