Madeline and Jon

how we met

Jon was stationed in Japan in the Air Force and a mutual friend started telling him about me. During that time I was actually in a relationship. It wasn’t long before I became single and our friend started telling me about Jon, but I didn’t really want to date a military man. Let’s just say our friend was persistent, and I finally agreed to meet him at a get-together out at a Ranch. Flirting isn’t Jon’s forte, so I left there not really knowing if he liked me or not. That all cleared up when he called and asked me to dinner.

Saying that Jon knew right away that I was “the one” would be an understatement! Within a month he was hinting at marriage, and started planning the proposal!

how he asked

The day of the proposal we packed food for a picnic, while our family was organizing a surprise engagement party. We then headed out to a picnic at a friend’s property that had a floating dock. Right as the rain started to trickle onto the tin roof, he handed me a letter that he had written, and said he was just going to kneel behind me so that he could read it too. Little did I know that he was fumbling behind me to get the ring box out of his boot! When I turned around I was in total shock to him on one knee asking me to marry him.

After many hugs and “no ways”, he turned on the first song we had ever danced to and we danced on the dock (yes, it’s like a fairytale)! We then headed off to the engagement party!

Needless to say, it was love at first sight for us and I could not be more excited for us to spend our lives together! The engagement session was extra special to us because the session was done at the ranch where we met!

Special Thanks

Adria Lea Photography |
photographer