They grew up in the same small town. One of those quintessential small towns where everyone know everyone, and there are more cows than people. There are no strangers in small towns, and usually by reasons of proximity – it’s easy to make friends for life. Like Brent and Callie did when they started working at the pool together as lifeguards. Their friendship grew closer and closer through time – and even though the proximity changed, the friendship remained. Throughout college she would look forward to seeing Brent during Christmas break and always looked forward to catching up. One fateful night after getting home from a business trip to Dallas, Callie saw Brent out. They chatted the evening away, and on a whim, he asked her if she would go out on a date with him the next night and she excitedly accepted.
She admits that getting ready for a date with someone she’d been friends with so many years was more nerve wracking than a regular date. She wanted everything to be perfect. When Brent came to pick her up, she expected to get into the old red truck she’d ridden in a million times growing up, but to her surprise he had a brand new Ford F-150. It may be hard for others to understand, but at that very moment she knew things were going to be different. However, so many of the important things were the same. Like how thoughtful Brent was and how easily they could fall into a coexistence. And how they could talk all night long and never run out of topics. It was in one word – easy. The friendship didn’t change, but the relationship took on a new status.
Some time later after moving to a new state and having many experiences together, Brent surprised Callie with a chartered sailboat ride at Galveston Bay in Texas. During the last half hour of a four hour sail, on the front of the boat with the sun setting behind them, Brent got down on one knee and asked Callie to marry him. Happily, she said yes and they look forward to continuing having their best friend by their side for the rest of time!
Enjoy a few of the photos from this sweet couple’s engagement session!!