Whitney & Kurt {engaged}

“It was an amazing twist of fate” Whitney will tell you.  There is no other way to explain it.  It’s the kind of chance occurrences that happen only in the movies, a love story books are based on.  And it goes like this – Once upon a time, just at the exact right time…

Whitney had just endured a major breakup and moved into an apartment complex on her own.  Her heart was heavy, but as time went on she grew stronger and starting getting some of her spark back.  She was looking for true love and wasn’t going to settle on anything less than the man of her dreams.  And the man of her dreams needed to be a country boy for starters.  So when she noticed a truck with a CASE IH sticker on it – she paid close attention to see the guy who owned it.  And when she saw the owner she REALLY liked what she saw.  Hoping for an opportunity where they would meet, Whitney’s hopes came to an end when she moved out and he moved to Iowa.

On a run in her new subdivision more than 6 months later, Whitney saw a truck that looked just like his drive past.  Apparently the truck belonged to someone in her neighborhood because she would see it parked in a driveway.  She thought it was odd, but figured it must be a coincidence.  One day she saw someone walking their dog at the house that the truck always parked, and as she ran by their eyes met and she knew it was him.  “What are the chances?” she thought.  While friends were over for a BBQ soon after, Whitney recounted the story of the cute country boy and his truck ending up living in her neighborhood.  While inside cleaning up, her friends decided to walk to the guy with the truck’s house and ask him to come over to surprise Whitney.  And shockingly enough, he did.  When Whitney saw Kurt walk into her back yard she almost died of embarrassment.  But he stuck around until the wee hours of the night and talked by the fire with her.  Whitney and Kurt had more in common than they could have dreamed and that night he asked her if he could see her the next day.  From that moment on, they were not only neighbors, but best friends and as fate would have it – soul mates.

On a Friday night sometime later, Whitney walked into the garage and saw a bag hanging on the door.  It had Hello Kitty with a veil on and said “The Future Mrs. Carpenter”.  Confused, she walked into the house to 200 or more candles and a note that said “Do you remember where we first met?  Come here.  I love you – Kurt”  So excited, she managed to walk out the front door and realizing her mistake went running into the back yard.  She saw him there.  On one knee.  And right there where they met – Kurt asked Whitney to spend forever with him.  And she of corse said “Yes”

Just at the right time, came just the right love.

Whitney & Kurt are planning a wedding for next March 2013.  Enjoy their gorgeous engagement session!!!!


BOOM.I seriously have the BIGGEST crush on this couple.  They are so charming, so likable… and crazy adorable.  Just a shot in the wheat.  No big deal.  Don’t even mention how it looks like they are flipping movie stars!!!!!  AMAZENESS.  Roger and my favorite.Whitney & Kurt – we cannot wait for your wedding day!!!!!!  We hope you enjoy your sneak peek – it was the hardest time narrowing it down to 10 shots we’ve ever had!!!

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Jenny Hodges - I adore their “love story” of how they met!! What a session! You guys continue to amaze me at the photos you produce! Karin, I may have to book you for a session with me & my husband. I want amazing photographs like this to hang up! P.S. I totally dig this site!!

Beth - AMAZING pictures!!! You guys look so good! Very happy for the both of you and can’t wait for the big day! 🙂

Ashley Tipton - Whitney & Kurt – Your story is amazing just like the two of you. I am so happy for you both. I love the pictures you are a beautiful couple and I have to agree in these pics you look like movie stars 🙂 . The photographer did an amazing job. Congrats again and I can’t wait to see how beautiful the wedding is. <3 Ashley

Ashlee Ritchie - I was there the night these two fell in love and was able to witness the sparks flying! I am so happy for you guys and wish you all the best!

The pictures are amazing and capture the true beauty of this relationship!

stephanie worley - Just love the pictures! You two are such a good pair! I hope you get the number of posts you need and Congrats again on the engagement! 🙂

Lisa Vollmer - These pictures are beautiful, gorgeous and really something special to treasure. What a lovely couple and a beautiful love story. I wush them all the happiness in the world as they begin this new chapter in their lives :).

Amanda - I love the love story! The photos are breathtaking and I wish you many more memorable moments!!!

Wendy - These are the most beautiful pictures I have seen. You both look amazing and the setting of each picture is priceless. Good luck.

Susan Mueller - The pictures are just beautiful, the photographer did an awesom job. Would highly recommend her to others.

Cyndee Rapp (M.O.B.) - OMG!! The pictures are everything and more than I expected!! They look so “Hollywood!” Karin, you were right when you told me you had good farms to trespass on!! (kidding). Hope you can make a bunch of old farmers look this good come wedding day. Can’t wait to meet Rodger.

becky becker - These pictures are just amazing!!! Whitney and Kurt are such a great couple. I knew he was the one for here the first time i meet him. I’m so honered to be a part of there special day in March.

Jen Ruch - Whitney and Kurt’s story is timeless. After all she went through in the past she deserves a fabulous person and Kurt is just that. The pictures are beautiful. I will have to keep you in mind when I want to have my twin newborns photographed.

Amy Petterson - Love the pictures!! I have known Whit for a long time and am so happy she has found her prince charming! She is an amazing person and deserves the best! Kurt is one lucky man! Best Wishes can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

Jacque - You guys look so good!!! The photos are absolutely beautiful!!!

CDavison - So cute so sweet! Really outstanding pictures.

Megan Frey - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!! The backgrounds are gorgeous and very fitting 🙂 Super cute and love their story!

Jackie Keim - The engagement story is so neat!!!! Gorgeous pictures!!!!!!

Sheila Brownlee - Whit deserves someone who will appreciate her as she has grown into a fine young beautiful lady and went through a very trying time in her life. I cant be more happy for them to have found each other at the right time in both of their life’s. Congrats to them both and I wish them many happy years ahead. Your story and pictures are gorgeous.

Connie Carpenter - Your pictures are amazing! You are both so photogenic. Hats off to your photographer she did an outstanding job on your engagement pictures and I’m sure the best is yet to come with your wedding pictures. I love the idea of the “love story” as part of this blog! I’m a proud mom 🙂

Tate O - A.dorable.

Tiffiny - Amazing pictures ! Best wishes !!

Corie Gwinn - WOW! These are really amazing! What a gorgeous couple. Congrats to both of you!

Deb Pierce - Your pictures are amazing!!! I love, love, love them! Congrats to both of you, welcome to the family Whitney and we can’t wait for the wedding!

Emily Gavilsky - Whitney totally deserves her happily ever after! These pictures are gorgeous & i LOVE the natural light. BEAUTIFUL. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re both ridiculously good looking! =)

Barbie Weis - LOVE the engagement pics!!! Soo happy for you Whitney!! 🙂

Kelly - The story brought tears to my eyes!! I’m do happy for the two of you!! 🙂 the pictures are absolutely gorgeous! 😉

Mary Hall - Gorgeous photos. Absolutely beautiful! Not enough adjectives to describe how much I love these pics of this adorable and happy couple!

Michelle Elliott - I am so happy for the two of you! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I wish you all the best luck and worlds of happiness!!

Ashley La Fleur - Whitney, you look so beautiful! I love this session. I’m very glad you are incredibly happy! XO

Marlene Cunico - Love the pictures!!! So happy for you both 🙂

Katie Cain - Sooo amazing!!!! Definitely going to keep tensixteen in mind for future pictures and recommendations to friends!! You guys are a gorgeous couple and I can’t wait for the wedding!!

Katie - So happy for you Whitney! The pictures are beautiful, and you surely deserve your fairy tale!

Jennifer Robertson - Gorgeous pictures Whitney! Love the ones in the wheat! We’re so happy for you both!

Annie Landfried - Beautiful couple, and beautiful pictures!! Great job!! Congrats, Whitney and Kurt!!

Adam Stout - Really amazing pitures of you two!!! I cant wait until the big day… congrats again Kurt and Whitney!

Nici Vannordstrand - Wow. Such beauty!

Hollie Meier - Asbolutely love the pictures. Cannot wait for the big day :))

Erika Britton - These pictures are absolutely beautiful! The story before adds such an amazing personal touch and will be something they can always treasure! Congrats you two, can’t wait for the big day 🙂

Sandy Heepke - Congratulations guys. I love the work that Ten Sixteen Photography did. Beautiful! I can’t wait to be a part of your special day. Love you both! 🙂

Courtney McConahay - Where do I begin…. I have known Whitney for the past 6 years. We first met working at the YMCA together. The first time we met we were pretty much inseparable. I have been there for Whitney through just about everything even through the bad break up. Granted, up until 2 months ago Whitney and I lost some touch which her due to me joining the Air Force and I was unable to be there the night Whitney and Kurt met but we always seemed to keep in touch via Facebook. I always heard nothing but good things about Kurt. I knew one day this moment would come for Whitney again. I have prayed and prayed for Whitney to find happiness and for someone incredibly special to walk into her life and Kurt is that man. I haven’t seen Whitney this happy before since I have known her for the past 6 years. Whitney deserves the world and is such an amazing person and friend. She will do anything and everything for people and Kurt is the same exact way. We all know Whitney can be hard to handle sometimes but that’s the reason why we all love her and what’s not to love? I am so happy Kurt managed to walk into Whitney’s life. The story is so magical yet ironic. It makes those of us who have not yet found the loves of our lives believe in something greater and know that magical things can happen to good people like Whitney and Kurt. I wish nothing but happiness and unconditional love for these two wonderful people. I love you two so very much and I am so blessed to have a new friend like Kurt.


Gary Rapp - Very nice pictures!! Best guy she ever brought home,see you in March.

Brandus AKA Cupid - …..sniff…..sniff….sniff…

Kurt probably has never thanked his intuition enough as he came with complete strangers to a stalkers house. And I honestly am greatful that he did for I have not seen Whittney this happy since Facebook got an iPhone app. This truly is a fairy tail and I’m glad I was a part of it. Kurt is a wonderful man and I saw that in him since day one as we all ate chilli in his living room. Still in awe of the way that night played out as we watched a new love being developed. I love you two and I wish nothing but the best!

Jessica - Congratss Whit! I am happy for you 🙂 Glad everything ended up the was it was supposed to be!

Ackerley Paul - Your pictures are so beautiful! Congratulations and we will see you soon! 🙂

Stacey - Where can i begin????? Pictures are amazing you two make a great couple! Wish i was still at the school to to hear all the excitement of you planning and the after of how great it was! If i ever meet my match i would l love to have great pictures like this….once again AMAZING

Jenna Reece - Love the pictures. So pretty!

Katie Wagner - I love these photos! One word…Perfection. Whitney, you are absolutely gorgeous…Kurt, you’re not so bad yourself! 😉 Both of you look flawless! Of course, the story about the beginning of your relationship will make anyone tear up and want to hear more! You have the rest of your lives to share more stories. Best wishes to you both! Now, bring on the big day!! <3

Coleen Olson - All I can say is WOW! The photographer really captured the heart and essence of such a loving couple. Can’t wait for that big day! My heart’s filled with joy for the both of you.

Andrea Reece - The pictures are really good! Kurt, I never realized you photographed so well. 😉 Congrats to you both and enjoy this phase in your relationship!

Courtney Becherer - These pictures are amazing! The colors are so vivid and you too look so happy! Can’t Wait for the wedding!


Katie - Love the pics you guys look gorgeous!!

jen isaacs - Awesome pictures and a gorgeous couple!! You definitely captured the start of many new beginnings!!

Heather - Whitney, I love all of your pictures!!! You and Kurt look so great together!! I’m so happy you found each other!! <3 you

Sarah Timko - I agree with your Dad! Your pictures turned out great! <3 you guys!

Kelci Maddick - I LOVE your pictures Kurt and Whitney! They are awesome! 🙂

Angela Barnes - Such beautiful and sweet photos – a wonderful preview of a wonderful life to come.

Melanie Williams (Melly) - Oh Whit I am so happy for you!!! God had made you two for eachother 🙂 The Lord works in ways we never could imagine. I know how much you have been through and just reading the story literally put tears in my eyes. Kurt I have never met you but I can’t wait! Me and Whit go WAY back and I would not change of single minute of it…. I love you so much girl and I am sooooo happy for you two 🙂

Liz Mecklenburg - Awww!!! Such wonderful pictures!!! If you get more shots taken let me know so that I can get in the background!!! LOL
Best wishes!!!!!

Kera Olson - All I can say is WOW! These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! So happy for the two of you! Whitney am so honored you asked me to be a part of your special day! Love you both and wish you all the happiness as you live out your very own fairytale 🙂

Sarah awalt - Your pics are amazing I am so happy for you two. You look so happy Whit I love you!!!!

Shelly Slaner - Oh Whitney, I love this story and I love these pictures. I’ve never seen this kind of post before with the story and pictures together. I am so happy for you – I LOVE the barn picture – that is def. my favorite – I can’t wait to see and read the next chapter 🙂

Ames olson - Wow really great photos!! Congrats to both of you…beautiful couple!!

Justin somers - Pictures are amazing!!

Donna - Great Pictures – you both look so happy!! Congratulations.

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