Kyle & Danielle’s Engagement Session – July 13, 2012

I had such a blast shooting this engagement session, and Kyle and Danielle are SUCH naturals in front of the camera! Being a huge Volkswagen fan, I was in love with this 1970 Karmann Ghia, and riding shotgun was a blast (Thanks, Dan!!). The wedding is going to be spectacular, and I can’t wait to show photos! So the following story comes directly from Danielle. She worded it so fantastically that I didn’t want to change a word.

From Danielle (with a little help from Kyle):

“Kyle and I first met in September of 2006 on Whidbey Island, where the Western Washington University cross country team hosts its annual cross country camp. Kyle was a scruffy looking sophomore with long hair and a gross beard that was the result of a summer spent cleaning up the school as a janitor and running hundreds of miles on the forest trails around Bellingham. I was a new freshman to the cross country team, and was not interested in Kyle when he introduced himself to me the first week of camp.

We then went back to Bellingham to start the cross country season off before school started at the end of September.

After a week of camping and running Kyle cleaned up his act and shaved off the digusting beard. When he came to practice after that I didn’t recognize him. I asked my friend who that was and she exclaimed, “That’s Lampi.” I decided to go up to him and ask if he got a haircut. He replied, “No, I shaved.” I told him to “keep it that way.”

From then on we started hanging out and he took me on a “date” to the school’s dining hall. We spent a lot of time at the dining hall which was the place to hangout after a full day of classes and running. He finally asked me out and our first date to Bandito’s Burritos and then back to my dorm for some tv, popcorn, and hot cocoa.

Kyle really wanted a serious relationship, but I was hesitant being that I just started college. After about a month of debating I decided to plunge in and be his “girlfriend”.

After that we were inseparable and have been best friends ever since.”

Kyle & Danielle will start their new lives together on August 26, 2012.


4 Responses to “Kyle & Danielle’s Engagement Session – July 13, 2012”

  1. Corina Fletcher says:

    Such a sweet story! Dave, your pictures have gotten better, and better and better! I’m honored that I was one of your first “clients” with my senior pics a million years ago…Maybe you could shoot some family photos of Chad, Eli and I sometime??

  2. dave ainley says:

    Cori, that sounds amazing!! Yeah, that was YEARS ago! You should message me and we can set up a consultation! 509.217.1099

  3. Gayle Bradley says:

    I don’t know of a more perfect couple. We can’t wait to see you at the wedding and bring some Nebraska love!

  4. Doug and I are so very proud of the two of you and we have enjoyed watching from a far your relationship grow. We are looking forward to being with you both on this very important date! Love to you both.

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