A Snowy Calgary Engagement
Josh and Amanda are absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to capture their big day this summer. Josh and Amanda are so adorable and remind me of my husband and I who dated long distance for quite some time. Through the power of the internet, love can prevail! Just wait until you read about how he proposed!
This past weekend, we got together in Calgary to capture their engagement session. Here’s a little bit from Amanda:
Josh and I met when we were 10 years old, when my family flew from Hamilton, Ontario to visit my grandma who recently moved to Edmonton, Alberta! Our parents were friends, so they made plans for all the kids to play together, and I remember my mom asking me if I thought Josh was cute, but of course I just said, “Ew, mom! No!”
Jump forward a few years, and we started emailing and chatting on msn. In 2009 when we were 17 our families went to Ottawa together, which is when we kissed for the first time! After the vacation, Josh went back to Alberta and we kept emailing and chatting on msn for 2 years until he finally asked me to be his girlfriend in 2011!
With Josh going to university in Alberta and my university being in Ontario, most of our dates were of the Skype variety! Our time together was limited to week-long visits during school breaks, and a few summers together in Edmonton when I was able to get a summer job there. After graduation in 2014 my family ended up moving to Alberta for my dad’s job. Finally we were both living in Alberta after 3 long years of long distance dating! Well, that only lasted for 5 months, at which point Josh moved down to San Jose, California to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic.
On November 26th, 2015, I had plans to get a pedicure with Josh’s sister. There was a knock at the door and when I opened it, my handsome boyfriend, who was supposed to be in California, was standing there with flowers and a big smile on his face! I was so surprised to see him, but I managed to pop out a “yes” to his proposal! The relationship wasn’t always easy, but we knew from the start that we were meant to be together. That was what helped us through the many years of long distance. I am moving to California to teach, and we are so excited to finally be living in the same country again, meaning no long goodbyes ever again!