4 years ago, on a Memorial day weekend outing a mutual friend introduced them. It’s a split second moment that changed their lives forever. Jodi & Devin talked throughout the night. If you ask Devin, at the end of the night Jodi gave him her number. If you ask Jodi, it was the other way around. Either way, texting began from then on out. She was leaving for an internship in Kansas two weeks later, so when he asked her out not once, but twice – she said no. Third time is a charm I suppose, because when Devin gave it another shot, she agreed. The date went perfectly, and by the end of the night he was already planning to come see her, and she was making plans to make it work.
And make it work they did. Throughout the internship and college the distance made the heart grow fonder. 3 years later when it was time to see out Christmas cards, they got the idea to do a photo of the two of them together. Out on the bridge at SIUE taking photos when suddenly Devin was down on one knee. She started crying hysterically and said “If this is a joke it isn’t funny” (used to his teasing, she wasn’t sure). When he pulled out the ring and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him she knew it was for real. With that, family and friends began coming out from behind trees and hiding places where they’d all been invited to watch it happen. Devin had planned an engagement party to follow the proposal and they were all there to celebrate without Jodi having any idea. It was the perfect beginning.
Enjoy a few photos from Devin and Jodi’s engagement session and stay tuned next March when they start their new beginning officially when they say “I do”!!!