OH BABY!! Let me just start by saying Samantha and Zachary are two of the funniest, joyful, and adventurous sweethearts I’ve ever met! We had initially met over a FaceTime call, so it was so much fun meeting them in person finally! They had me cracking up from the first moment we hugged hello, and it made me just that much more excited for their big day in July! I know it’s going to feel like seeing old friends in just a few months, which is such a special relationship I value having with my couples
Zach was the one to reach out to me initially, so I was able to find out from both of their points of view how they met!
Her side: “We both were working the Extended School Year program. I was a teacher and Zach was a Teachers Assistant. I started the summer working in a different building with the high school students. Half way through the program, they needed more help down at the elementary school, so I got moved to help. I first saw him while we were in the cafe serving students breakfast. He didnt notice me until later that day =(. I immediately got nervous and asked my sister (also working the program) who he was. I was working in my own classroom for the beginning of the day and would come to his classroom the last 2 hours of the day. I don’t think we talked to each other until about 3 days later… I was too nervous to talk to him..”
His side: “Sounds about right to me! Sam said she would give hints like getting in line to get hand sanitizer or coming to sit next to me in the classroom, but I never noticed! Then I asked her to go to happy hour for about 2 weeks and she kept not giving an answer. On the last day of Summer school I asked for her phone number and boom I got it :)”
These two had been together for a few years when Zach knew it was time to pop the question! These two are super outdoorsy and love a good hike, so while they were on their favorite hike right at the pinnacle, he got down on one knee and asked Sam to spend her life with him! Not only do they love all things outdoors, especially being with their adorable doggo, Nash, but they are also passionate happy hour hunters and Netflix bingers! 🙂 My kind of people!
Sam and Zach, thank you for being so open and genuine from the moment we met. Seriously, I felt on top of the world shooting these images because of how easy you two are to hang out with and get comfortable with. You have the BEST laughs and smiles, and I’m SO freaking pumped to party with you in July – it’s going to be so much fun! Enjoy, lovebirds!!! Xoxo
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