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Alaska Winter Engagement Session in the Snow: Leah + Zach

Alaska Winter Engagement Session in the Snow: Leah + Zach:

Leah and Zach met us in Palmer for their Alaska Winter Engagement Session on a peaceful and snowy afternoon. Their gorgeous Weimaraner pup named Brooks was eager to meet us and explore the snowy scene perfectly set for love. After some fun with Brooks, we chatted with Leah and Zach while venturing out into the frozen river.

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I really enjoyed hearing how Leah and Zach met and fell in love. Leah and Zach are both nurses in the military who met in the beautiful city of San Antonio Texas at their first duty station and quickly knew there just might be something special between them. After standing the test of time with deployments and other challenges in the military, Leah and Zach’s love grew and they began to get excited about their future. Soon Zach was shopping for rings, and before long plans were in the works to pop the question to Leah. Zach decided to hide the ring in his Jacket pocket on the way down to a vacation with Leah’s family on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. He did not plan on Leah getting cold on the plane and wearing his ring-filled jacket! 😉

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In addition to the close call on the plane, Zach managed to discretely ask Leah’s father for her hand in marriage with Leah and her cousins only feet away to avoid being suspicious. Eager and struggling to keep the secret, Leah’s Dad encouraged Zach to ask sooner than later. On the night Zach was ready to propose, they went to play tennis. Zach competed with Leah’s younger sister, while Leah relaxed and tried to soothe her sunburned feet…which, little did she know, were resting on top of a tennis bag once again hiding her ring!  After the games were played, Zach asked for a photo with Leah, which is when he asked her to be his bride. They love their proposal photos because while Zach is asking to marry Leah, she is posing for the photo – hands on her hips and all – which makes for a hilarious photo where Leah looks like she is reacting to Zach’s marriage proposal with a sassy response. Don’t you just love real love stories! 😉 And, of course, Leah said “yes”.

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Leah and Zach are planning their wedding in Leah’s home state of Georgia and are excited and ready for the wedding and exciting honeymoon planned!

And as you know – I just adore the snowflake shapes lately, so when the idea popped into my head, we placed Leah’s beautiful engagement ring next to a snowflake on Zach’s Jacket – both seem so crystal clear and perfect if you ask me! 😉

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Though Leah and Zach were ready for a hot drink after numbing their toes in the snow, we had a wonderful time getting to know the two of them and photographing this exciting time in their life. 😉 Leah and Zach – Congratulations to you both and we can’t wait to watch your love grow!

Maya Papaya Suchovsky - January 14, 2014 - 5:59 pm

These are the most gorgeous photos that completely capture the inner and outer beauty of both my beautiful friend Leah, and her soon-to-be husband, Zach. I’m fighting back tears…tears of happiness for her and for her excitement. Beautiful photos and amazing snowflakes!! (I’m from California…we don’t get snowflakes hehe!)

Robin StLouis Moroney - January 14, 2014 - 9:30 pm

I LOVE these photos. It gave me goosebumps reading your story. Even though I was there for the big event, I loved re-living it with you.

Lisa Smith Patrick - January 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Absolutely beautiful, you guys! What a talented photographer. And, her subjects…stunning!

Candice Gaul - January 15, 2014 - 2:29 am

What a perfect and romantic setting! Who knew Alaska could look so warm with all the love shown here! Congrats!!

Verlene Anderson - January 15, 2014 - 3:21 am

What a beautiful photo session and story to accompany it. I just LOVE the photo of the ring and the snowflake. I wish Leah and Zach much happiness!