Engagement Session Allentown NJ
We were once again back at the barn in Allentown, NJ for an engagement session. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these two. When I met Kate and Bryan I knew they were the sweetest people ever. I cannot begin to tell you how EPIC this engagement session was.
THEIR ENGAGEMENT SESSION
This had to be one of the most fantastic engagement session to date. After many times of back and forth, we finally found a beautiful day of weather and the perfect sunset for what we were trying to accomplish. I think we hit this engagement session out of the park! The smoke bombs were a huge success, and the barn never ceases to amaze me with the images. No matter where we went, no matter what pose we did, or even what outfits they wore, Kate and Bryan were amazing for their engagement session. We had a ton of laughs, and the way their love story was captured, is like none I’ve ever done before.
We started at their Alma Mater, Northern Burlington High School, on the baseball fields. Bryan played for the team during his high school days, and that was a place where it truly all began; about 15 years ago. They wanted to focus a lot on the barn and the grounds there, so we moved kind of quick through the baseball photos and got to work as soon as we arrived at the barn. We spent a total of three hours shooting together, and it was a blast!
I delivered their engagement session gallery on Zoom the other night, they were both in tears, and even Bryan admitted he was crying and secretly holding it back.
HOW THEY MET
Kate and Bryan met in high school, but as Kate puts it, “however, we do not have your ‘typical’ high school love story.” When Kate told me how they met, I laughed out loud!!
Flashback to 2005 in the halls of Northern Burlington Regional High School, Bryan was three years younger than Kate. He was a sophomore, and she was a senior. Bryan was a lot shorter back then. When she would see him in the halls, he was a lot timider, but she certainly noticed him. She says it was when “he developed his undying love for her.”
Flash forward ten years, Bryan moved on to play professional baseball for the Visalia Rawhide, Southbend Silverhawks, and the Missoula Osprey, which are all affiliate teams of the Arizona Diamond Backs. Kate had become a kindergarten teacher at John Hydock Elementary School in the same classroom that Bryan sat in back when he was in first grade. Cute right?
Kate was out one night, and she saw him with some friends. He was a very different person than the little sophomore that she knew in high school. “I just remember feeling an overwhelming attraction towards him.”
She was intrigued, but she didn’t overthink it. Now, if you ask me, that underlying attraction from years ago is getting hot and heavy.
In 2018, Bryan reached out to Kate through social media and asked to go a date with her. Kate was hesitant to start anything due to past relationships, but she did promise Bryan that she would get drinks with him. But, for two months, Kate avoided Bryan’s messages, but he was quite persistent. But the day they met is quite hilarious! This is how Kate put it.
“The day we actually MET, I went into the bar, which I knew he worked part-time. I had my friend check to ensure he wasn’t working so that I could avoid him, even. Little to my knowledge, the shifts were about to change. Sure enough, Bryan walked in for his shift. When I was in mid-sentence with a chicken wing in my mouth as he screamed, “Kate Fehn? In my bar ?” I almost died. And the chicken wing fell out of my mouth.”
I think that is the best “how they met” story ever, stuff you cannot make up!