I recently posted a sneak peek of Cody and Anna’s engagement session, so today I’m sharing the entire session and maybe a little back-story :)
Every couple, every session, every shoot is special to me in its own little way and this particular couple, this particular session, this particular shoot is no less. Cody, Mike and I all went to college together (insert embarrassing photos here for another time and blog post! ;) ). I met Mike and Cody during our first week at school together and from the start they both became very close friends to me. Maybe because they were the “other major” crashing our honors Econ class or maybe because they had a balcony at their apartment and I didn’t or maybe because they are the kind of people you meet in life that you count yourself fortunate to know. Cody and I became even closer over Christmas one year (the pivotal Christmas that Mike and I became “an item,” but I’m not going to hijack Anna and Cody’s post!), chatting on AIM (how 2002 do I sound?!) as we talked about the crushes we had and how hard our classes were.
Fast forward a few years later and Cody starts talking about this girl, Anna. And he was talking very differently about this particular girl. Mike and I would just smile because we knew, even though we hadn’t met Anna yet, we knew this was it.
And that was it. Everything since then has become a blur. Mike and I got married, we moved but I begged to be kept in the loop. Every trip home to Charlotte, I would meet up with Cody and we would talk about the future, more pointedly, his future with Anna.
Not too long ago, Mike and I were in Monterey (you know, only my favorite little town ever) eating at my favorite cafe when Cody called. Mike and I usually don’t take phone calls over dinner but when Mike said it was Cody, I impulsively said “pick up the phone!” As we’re sitting at our corner table, Mike’s eyes become wider and wider, until he finally yells, “Duuuude, no way. Duuuude, how exciting.” I snatched the phone out of Mike’s hand…”tell me everything Cody!”
Cody had called to tell us that he had bought the ring and was proposing in the next few weeks on their Caribbean cruise. Oh.the.excitement!!! I thought I was going to burst I was so excited. And I texted/called/emailed/annoyed Cody no less than 45 times over the next two weeks before their cruise.
So, what happened next? Well, she said YES!
I’m so excited for y’all…for your wedding and everything that’s in store in your future :) Can’t wait til July!