Mackenzie and Alejandro

How We Met: We met at an aquarium in Okinawa, Japan. He was stationed there at the time and I was visiting family. After a few dates on the beautiful island it was time for me to go back home. He had two years left there but we made it work with the help of Skype and lots of phone calls.

How He Asked: Finally he was being stationed in the states so he came to my hometown in Illinois to meet my family. I had set up a photography session just for some nice pictures to have.

We were just wrapping up the pictures when our photographer told me she wanted one more picture but just of me (she was in on it) Alex was standing behind me while the photographer was “testing the lighting” I was so oblivious I hadn’t even realized she started taking pictures already because when I turned around he was kneeling down on one knee asking me to marry him. :)

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Photos by: Tarah Lamb Photography

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