Autumn + Brett {love story}

They went to high school together. He was a couple years older, and she didn’t assume he’d ever even noticed her. Brett was one of the best players on the football team and friends with everyone. She would find little ways here and there to talk to him. She’d shyly flirt and just hoped he’d notice. One day, Autumn finally got up the courage to tell him how she felt. She left it all out there hoping the feelings were mutual… and to her dismay he kindly explained he was dating someone. “If it’s meant to be it will find it’s way” he told her.
3 years went by and they’d remained friends the entire time. Brett was no longer taken, and it dawned on him that it had indeed found it’s way and was meant to be, so he asked Autumn to be his girlfriend. She made him wait a couple of weeks for the answer, but eventually she said yes. That was 10/11/12, and the two have been inseparable ever since.
In the summer of 2014 Brett and Autumn decided to study abroad in Greece. It had been a dream of theirs, so the fact that they were able to take in this experience together was incredible. Towards the end of their time there on a trip to Florence, Autumn got a call from the trip’s coordinator about coming to the Pitti Palace in the Boboli Gardens to get some photos for her blog. She asked Autumn to dress up and to have Brett join her since she didn’t get the opportunity to feature many men on her site. On the day of the shoot they were taking some individual photos at the gardens and they’d requested that Autumn and Brett be in some photos together. Brett started talking to Autumn about how he had a surprise for her at home. He told her to guess what it was, and she became a little agitated as she was trying to do a good job for the photo shoot and he kept talking. He told her he’d give her 3 guesses, but the first two were in Italian and she was left completely confused. Finally, on the third guess he got down on one knee, said her full name, and asked her to marry him. (The first clues in Italian were “Will you marry me?” and “Marry me my love”) This time, she didn’t make him wait two weeks before saying yes. She didn’t even let him finish what he was saying! He showed her a photo of the ring that was waiting at home for her, and explained how before they left he asked her parents for permission. The shoot for the blog was actually his way of strategically getting the moment captured with photos and video to be able to send home to their families. As if getting engaged in Italy wasn’t romantic enough, Brett pulled out all the stops and made sure every single moment was perfect. And with a beautiful ring waiting for her at home, it made leaving that magical time abroad a little easier.
The two are planning their wedding for next June! Enjoy a photo from that picture perfect proposal in Italy, and a few from their picture perfect autumn engagement session. (see what I did there???)

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Autumn Finley - Thank you so much Karin and Roger!! Brett and I had a blast with you taking these, and they turned out better than I could have ever imagined!! We couldn’t have asked for better photographers or people to share our special day with!! Can’t wait for wedding day!!!

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