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Sharon and Neal were my BIG WINNERS from a drawing for one of my FREE ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS! I had a blast getting to know more about Sharon and Neal who are an incredibly sweet, laid-back couple who made this engagement session very special to me.

Their session was held at the University of Washington and we honestly could not have asked for more of a perfect day in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You would think with having the photo shoot on the UW’s campus it would be all about the Purple and Gold….well not this day! It was all about the PINK CHERRY BLOSSOMS! And wow, talk about breathtaking. The quad was packed, and even with another wedding party shooting, but I still found the right spots to make this couple shine!

And, a little bit about the couple:

Sharon and Neal met in the beginning of 2007 at work. Neil worked at Group Health on Capitol Hill in nuclear medicine and Sharon just started her final rotation as a student in x-ray school. They started talking to each other when Neal asked if she was related to someone he knew with the same last name. It turned out that she was! From that point on, they started talking with one another regularly. After a month, they were spending a lot of time together doing fun things like going out to eat, going to movies, and doing things around the Seattle area. They like to travel and go on little out-of-town trips to the Oregon coast, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Mexico. But most of all some of the best dates they have had are staying inside to cook a gourmet dinner, watch movies, and just relax. They both have such busy schedules and relaxing is always their favorite thing to do these days.

(In Neal’s words…) Sharon is a beautiful person inside and out. She is very caring to her family and friends. I am so lucky to have her in my world.

(In Sharon’s words…) Neal is a smart and hard-working man. He’s my tall, dark, and handsome hubby-to-be. He’s the best cook in the world! He appears to be quiet at first, but once you get to know him, he says the funniest things. I too, am very lucky to have Neal in my life.

Neal proposed to Sharon in December 2010 by using glow-in-the-dark stars to spell out “Marry me?” on the ceiling. Sharon did not notice them until they turned out the lights. She was so surprised! Neal also hid a bottle of champagne under the bed to celebrate after she said yes! Currently, Neil is close to finishing his graduate degree in physician assistant studies at the UW while Sharon is working as a diagnostic rad tech. They are trying to plan their wedding while Neal is finishing school. Busy times! They hope to get married in the summer of 2012. “We can’t wait to begin our lives together!”

Here are a few of my favs:

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Thank you both again so much! I had lots of fun with you! And, a HUGE thank you for the amazing gift, I love it and have been using it every day. 🙂

Cheers, Rachelle

May 15, 2011 - 10:08 pm

Sharon - THANK YOU SO MUCH RACHELLE! we’re so lucky to win this engagement shoot with you.. everything is beautiful.. everyone loves the pics =D you’re the BEST!

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