I was standing in the library parking lot at Coe Lake waiting for Sarah and Kyle to arrive. The plan for their evening engagement session was to start at Coe Lake in Berea, then head over to Huntington Beach in Bay Village to wrap up at sunset. It wasn’t until just a few minutes ago that I realized we planned their engagement session beside the shores of two lakes – Coe and Erie. Strange, but true. Maybe I should plan the same in the future, since I love how the photos turned out!
When Kyle and Sarah did arrive, I noticed something strange. Or, at least, it was strange to me. “You’re a paratrooper,” I asked Kyle. I had noticed something on his car that gave away his past. His paratrooper past seemed strange relative to how I had seen the two of them together. They are both very loving and clearly close friends. Furthermore, the idea of a hardened paratrooper didn’t seem to match with what I know of their engagement story.
Kyle hatched the engagement plan a full year in advance. Each year, Sarah and Kyle color Easter eggs together. It was this yearly tradition that initially gave Kyle the idea. Flash forward a full year and he was ready. Again they were coloring eggs together when Kyle scrawled a message on one egg with a clear wax pencil. Into the dye went the egg and the message was revealed. The note on the egg was presented – “Sarah will you marry me.” Of course the answer was yes, or we wouldn’t be here today.
That is some serious planning and a seriously brilliant idea! It definitely ranks as one the best engagement stories I have heard. I guess a good story deserves good photos. I certainly hope you enjoy some of my favorite highlights below –