Breanne Stansbury and Mitchell Nehez

Breanna Stansbury and Mitchell Nehez, along with their sweet boy Tristan, are the sweetest little family! Mitchell proposed this past November is such a special way! He had their son walk out in a onesie that read, “Mommy, will you marry my Daddy?” Of course she said yes! She loves her unique ring, saying it’s “beautiful, perfect, and everything I could have imagined,” and it sure sparkles on her finger! They are getting married very soon on the 16th of this month in a rustic barn wedding. They are taking a honeymoon in Punta Cana and can’t wait! Nothing can hide the love these three share, and I am so honored to be able to capture their memories.     ~Tell us how you met and describe your first impression.  Mitchell: “It all started when I built up the courage to say hi to her at the beginning of English class, and we began a conversation from there. My first impression was that she was absolutely beautiful, a little shy at first, but a huge personality that everyone loved.”  Breanna: “My first impression was ‘OMG he is hot…’ and I was terrified to talk to him.”  ~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée?  Mitchell: “My favorite thing about Brea is her absolute focus and determination. Whatever she sets as a goal, she’ll accomplish it.”  Breanna: “My favorite thing would have to be how much love he has for me and Tristan, as well as how much he does for us.”  ~What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?  Mitchell & Breanna: “Dinner and a movie or Netflix (with no kids).”  ~How does your fiancé/fiancée make you smile/laugh?  Mitchell: “She makes me smile and laugh most when she is playing with Tristan. I love that.”  ~Fast-forward 5 years and daydream…what does life look like?  Mitchell: “Brea, Tristan, and I are all together playing board games in our living room. No cell phones, no schedules, just us enjoying each other.”  Breanna: “We have a home that we are building either at the beach or on some land, with at least one more baby.”  ~How did you know he/she was the one?  Mitchell: “After years together, when I had nothing but love to offer, she stuck with me. No one understands my story better than she does.”  Breanna: “I have always known since sophomore year of high school that I would marry him. I love him with all my heart and nothing could change that. He is so caring and would do anything for anyone. I think I honestly really knew deep down when our son was born; I had some complications and he never once said ‘no I can’t do that’ or ‘that’s gross.’ He just jumped right in and helped with what ever I needed or wanted.”

Breanna Stansbury and Mitchell Nehez, along with their sweet boy Tristan, are the sweetest little family! Mitchell proposed this past November is such a special way! He had their son walk out in a onesie that read, “Mommy, will you marry my Daddy?” Of course she said yes! She loves her unique ring, saying it’s “beautiful, perfect, and everything I could have imagined,” and it sure sparkles on her finger! They are getting married very soon on the 16th of this month in a rustic barn wedding. They are taking a honeymoon in Punta Cana and can’t wait! Nothing can hide the love these three share, and I am so honored to be able to capture their memories.

 

~Tell us how you met and describe your first impression.

Mitchell: “It all started when I built up the courage to say hi to her at the beginning of English class, and we began a conversation from there. My first impression was that she was absolutely beautiful, a little shy at first, but a huge personality that everyone loved.”

Breanna: “My first impression was ‘OMG he is hot…’ and I was terrified to talk to him.”

~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée?

Mitchell: “My favorite thing about Brea is her absolute focus and determination. Whatever she sets as a goal, she’ll accomplish it.”

Breanna: “My favorite thing would have to be how much love he has for me and Tristan, as well as how much he does for us.”

~What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?

Mitchell & Breanna: “Dinner and a movie or Netflix (with no kids).”

~How does your fiancé/fiancée make you smile/laugh?

Mitchell: “She makes me smile and laugh most when she is playing with Tristan. I love that.”

~Fast-forward 5 years and daydream…what does life look like?

Mitchell: “Brea, Tristan, and I are all together playing board games in our living room. No cell phones, no schedules, just us enjoying each other.”

Breanna: “We have a home that we are building either at the beach or on some land, with at least one more baby.”

~How did you know he/she was the one?

Mitchell: “After years together, when I had nothing but love to offer, she stuck with me. No one understands my story better than she does.”

Breanna: “I have always known since sophomore year of high school that I would marry him. I love him with all my heart and nothing could change that. He is so caring and would do anything for anyone. I think I honestly really knew deep down when our son was born; I had some complications and he never once said ‘no I can’t do that’ or ‘that’s gross.’ He just jumped right in and helped with what ever I needed or wanted.”

MacKenzie King and Bradley Dean

Bradley proposed to Mackenzie on December 9th, 2017, by recreating one of their first and favorite dates in Berea. They went to Berea Coffee & Tea and Owsley Fork Lake on the first snow of the winter, and it was perfect to Mackenzie. Her gorgeous ring is an oval-cut diamond set in rose gold, with diamond studs on the band. They plan to get married on July 6th, 2018, at Grace Church in Danville, KY, with a sweet barn reception to follow. Bradley is on staff there with Campus Outreach, and they will be living there while doing ministry at Centre College! Mackenzie talks about how much love and support they’ve received, saying, “God has definitely shown His faithfulness in planning the wedding, and I love it. So many of our friends and family have come together to help us plan. I think it’s a beautiful foreshadowing of how they will walk through our life and marriage with us.” They are going to follow up the wedding by honeymooning on a Caribbean cruise!  Bradley and Mackenzie met in college through Campus Outreach. Their circles didn't really overlap too often, so Bradley had to be content with admiring her from afar. He remembers one of his first thoughts after meeting her being that she had one of the prettiest smiles he’d ever seen and that she was extremely bubbly. She brought light to any room she entered. Mackenzie loved how he never had to be the center of attention and how he really just loved and listened to other people. They were also both attracted to the way that Jesus’ love radiated from each other.  This precious couple just loves being with each other, even on the simplest and sweetest of dates like grabbing Starbucks or McDonalds, talking, laughing, or reading. It brings them joy just to get to do life together! Mackenzie loves how Bradley is so patient and funny; he genuinely loves people in the purest form of unconditional love, exactly where they are, and wants others to know Jesus. She also loves his sense of humor, compassion, and patience. Their goals in marriage are to go on weekly dates (before kids at least), take monthly trips to fun places, be known for their generosity and how they give to others, allow their children to grow up with parents who give them the Gospel everyday, and start ministries in the hospital where they live to comfort the lonely.   When they imagine what life will look like in five years, they have such sweet hopes and aspirations. Bradley says, “If you ask her when she wants kids right now, she will say, ‘5 years from now.’ It's not that I don't believe her... all I'm saying is that our first will probably be close to 2 years old at that point and it will be her idea to have it! Hopefully I'll still be working with college students, discipling and equipping them in their faith to make a difference in the world. Mackenzie will be the greatest occupational therapist this world's ever seen by then (she's close already). At that point, I see us looking back and realizing how little we actually knew about each other when we got married. I see us using our dinner table as a refuge for the lonely. I see us marking our bucket list off one by one. And most importantly, I see Jesus, 5 years from now, using our relationship with each other to bring us closer to Him.” How beautiful is that?! It is a joy to know these two and get to capture their milestones. Show them some love, friends!

Bradley proposed to Mackenzie on December 9th, 2017, by recreating one of their first and favorite dates in Berea. They went to Berea Coffee & Tea and Owsley Fork Lake on the first snow of the winter, and it was perfect to Mackenzie. Her gorgeous ring is an oval-cut diamond set in rose gold, with diamond studs on the band. They plan to get married on July 6th, 2018, at Grace Church in Danville, KY, with a sweet barn reception to follow. Bradley is on staff there with Campus Outreach, and they will be living there while doing ministry at Centre College! Mackenzie talks about how much love and support they’ve received, saying, “God has definitely shown His faithfulness in planning the wedding, and I love it. So many of our friends and family have come together to help us plan. I think it’s a beautiful foreshadowing of how they will walk through our life and marriage with us.” They are going to follow up the wedding by honeymooning on a Caribbean cruise!

Bradley and Mackenzie met in college through Campus Outreach. Their circles didn't really overlap too often, so Bradley had to be content with admiring her from afar. He remembers one of his first thoughts after meeting her being that she had one of the prettiest smiles he’d ever seen and that she was extremely bubbly. She brought light to any room she entered. Mackenzie loved how he never had to be the center of attention and how he really just loved and listened to other people. They were also both attracted to the way that Jesus’ love radiated from each other.

This precious couple just loves being with each other, even on the simplest and sweetest of dates like grabbing Starbucks or McDonalds, talking, laughing, or reading. It brings them joy just to get to do life together! Mackenzie loves how Bradley is so patient and funny; he genuinely loves people in the purest form of unconditional love, exactly where they are, and wants others to know Jesus. She also loves his sense of humor, compassion, and patience. Their goals in marriage are to go on weekly dates (before kids at least), take monthly trips to fun places, be known for their generosity and how they give to others, allow their children to grow up with parents who give them the Gospel everyday, and start ministries in the hospital where they live to comfort the lonely. 

When they imagine what life will look like in five years, they have such sweet hopes and aspirations. Bradley says, “If you ask her when she wants kids right now, she will say, ‘5 years from now.’ It's not that I don't believe her... all I'm saying is that our first will probably be close to 2 years old at that point and it will be her idea to have it! Hopefully I'll still be working with college students, discipling and equipping them in their faith to make a difference in the world. Mackenzie will be the greatest occupational therapist this world's ever seen by then (she's close already). At that point, I see us looking back and realizing how little we actually knew about each other when we got married. I see us using our dinner table as a refuge for the lonely. I see us marking our bucket list off one by one. And most importantly, I see Jesus, 5 years from now, using our relationship with each other to bring us closer to Him.” How beautiful is that?! It is a joy to know these two and get to capture their milestones. Show them some love, friends!

Breanna Crawley and Andrew Campbell

Andrew proposed to Breanna on December 3, 2017 while they were out to dinner at one of their favorite places. Even though she said no to dessert, the waitress still brought them a piece of cheesecake with the date written in chocolate, which made Breanna a little suspicious. She turned to see Andrew down on one knee, asking her to marry him! He chose a beautiful round cut ring in a pave setting, and it just sparkles in every picture. Dessert seems like a pretty great way to start out on the journey towards marriage, if you ask me! They are getting married in a rustic barn ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 22nd of this year. I had a wonderful time capturing the sweetness these two share. Please show this beautiful couple some love!

Andrew proposed to Breanna on December 3, 2017 while they were out to dinner at one of their favorite places. Even though she said no to dessert, the waitress still brought them a piece of cheesecake with the date written in chocolate, which made Breanna a little suspicious. She turned to see Andrew down on one knee, asking her to marry him! He chose a beautiful round cut ring in a pave setting, and it just sparkles in every picture. Dessert seems like a pretty great way to start out on the journey towards marriage, if you ask me! They are getting married in a rustic barn ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 22nd of this year. I had a wonderful time capturing the sweetness these two share. Please show this beautiful couple some love!

~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée?

Breanna: “I think that my favorite thing about Andrew is his servant’s heart. He will do anything for anybody without receiving anything in return, and he is such a hard worker. I also just love his personality. He has always been so respectful and chivalrous. He is an overall amazing man.”

Andrew: “It’s had for me to choose one favorite thing about Breanna. However, a few character traits really stick out, like her work ethic and kindheartedness. Her beauty and silliness are also among my favorite things about her.”

 

~What are some of your dreams and goals as a couple?

Breanna: “One of our dreams as a couple is to be able to travel as much as we can. We both love to travel and explore new places, so that is something that is really important to us. We also hope to be able to own our own home and have a few children in the future.”

Andrew: “Aside from the typical ‘start a family and live happily ever after dream,’ Breanna and I really want to travel the world.

 

~How does your fiancé/fiancée make you smile/laugh?

Breanna: “Andrew makes me laugh all the time. He is so funny and is never afraid to be silly. I love that he is always willing to goof around with me.”

Andrew: “Breanna’s silly and goofy personality always makes me smile.”

 

~What is your favorite memory together?

Breanna: “I think my favorite memories are when we have been on a trip together experiencing something new. Whether it was hiking at Natural Bridge in Kentucky or going to Disney World, I love experiencing new things and places with him.”

Andrew: “One of my favorite memories with Breanna is when we went to Gatlinburg for a few days on vacation. We had a great time!”

Wendy Renfrow and John Lisby

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John proposed to Wendy on December 2nd, 2017. After they got back from a dinner date at her favorite restaurant, Wendy was excited to find that John had arranged for both sets of her grandparents and her family to be waiting at home for them. As she was putting up her leftovers, John called for Wendy from the sunroom. When she walked in, he gave her a sweet and thoughtful speech as her whole family was standing behind her. When he was done talking, John got down on one knee and proposed to her! The beautiful ring he chose for her is rose gold with a pear shaped diamond and diamonds down the sides. Wendy and John are getting married at Gallrein Farms on July 7th, 2018. Thank you, as always, for supporting Becky Willard Photography and supporting and loving on my clients! Keep scrolling for some sweet pictures of this couple snuggling and smiling during this beautiful woods session!

 

~What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?

We love going to see a movie and eating candy while wrapped up in a blanket.

 

~What is your favorite memory together?

Wendy: When John and I first met. he invited me to go fishing with him. We had the best time just laughing and listening to music while fishing. I knew that day that he was something special. 

John: My favorite memory would have to be when we went to the pinnacles and hiked up a steep and treacherous hill, then up and down the side of the mountain. I was proud of her for not stopping and continuing to push on because it was definitely worth it. I carved our names into the rock at the top of the mountain for the next time we went up there, and surprisingly it was still there.

 

~What is his/her best quality or personality trait?

Wendy: My favorite personality trait is his honesty.

John: My favorite personality trait is how much she cares for others and the big heart she has for animals.

 

~What are some of your dreams and goals as a couple?

We would like to start trying for kids a couple of years into marriage. We want at least two kids, with a house on some farm land. We can’t wait to go on family vacations and raise our kids up in a Christian home.

 

~Do you plan to take a honeymoon? If so, where?

We are going to St. Lucia and we are so excited!

Cassie Blase and Scott Barnhart

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Scott asked Cassie to be his wife on July 8, 2017. He planned a hike around Radnor Lake, one of their favorite places in Nashville, and set it up for them to have breakfast and mimosas on a bench overlooking the lake. He also arranged for one of her best friends to come take pictures, and once she got there and the overlook cleared, he told Cassie to go look for turtles. When she turned around, he was down on one knee!

Scott proposed with a stunning emerald cut diamond with a halo and diamond band. They plan to get married on July 14, 2018, in a church ceremony with a rustic but elegant flare… and, of course, a football stadium twist. I think you can definitely see their love for football reflected throughout their engagement photos! Please read on and look through their sweet pictures; their love for each other and the Lord truly spills over!

~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée?

Cassie: His smile! It lights up a room and just makes you happy no matter what.

Scott: Her passion for everything she does and her caring heart. It’s inspiring to me!

 

~What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?

Cassie & Scott: An ideal date night is doing something in which we are both interested (sporting event, hiking, late night walks outside, etc.), going out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, and then coming home and to watch Netflix or a movie.

 

~What is your favorite memory together?

Cassie: One of my favorite memories is the first time we said, “I love you”. Scott had come to visit me over the summer in Indiana. We stayed up late and since everyone had gone to bed, we decided to take some blankets outside and lay on the front porch. We were under the stars talking and then he looked over at me and said, “I love you”.

 

~How does your fiancé/fiancée make you smile/laugh?

Cassie: He is always being a goofball and making me laugh. He also loves messing with me and doing silly things like singing in the car or dancing.

Scott: I laugh at all her little quirks (her interactions with her cat, the way she has to clean her house, etc.) and her sarcastic sense of humor, and she laughs at mine. It’s fun!

 

~What is his/her best quality or personality trait?

Cassie: His sweet, sweet heart. I love how he fiercely loves Christ; it shows in his everyday life. He treats me so kindly and like a queen. He also genuinely loves everyone around him. He puts everyone first and he is hands down the nicest guy I have ever met!

Scott: Her passionate and genuine heart. Everything she does and commits to gets done with the most effort she can give. She wants to constantly make other people feel special and loved, which is so cool for me to see on a daily basis.

 

~What are some of your dreams and goals as a couple?

Cassie & Scott: We both have a dream of starting a family together and showing them the love of Christ. We can’t wait to show them the love of sports we both have and watch them grow. As a couple, we have a goal of fiercely loving the Lord and having a strong relationship with Him and each other. We want to go wherever the Lord is taking us, continue to adventure, and have fun together as we start a new life as one.

 

~Do you plan to take a honeymoon? If so, where?

Scott & Cassie: Yes, we have decided to go St. Lucia. We both love the beach and hiking, and St. Lucia had a good mix of both. We can’t wait to go on our first trip as a couple and explore the island!

Sarah Moyer and Blake Sears

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Blake asked Sarah to be his wife on March 23rd, 2017, while on a trip together in Orlando, Florida. They were at Magic Kingdom posing for a picture when Blake handed Sarah a pair of Mickey Mouse ears and told her to read the back. She flipped the hat over and it had written out in golden Disney font, “Sarah, will you marry me?” Of course she said YES! Sarah’s ring actually belonged to Blake’s mother, so it has both significance and beauty behind its sparkle. This sweet couple plans to get married in an evening wedding at the Kentucky Horse Park on May 12th, 2018, and I can’t wait to capture their joy as they promise forever to each other.

 

Now let's get to know this sweet couple a little better.

~Tell us how you met and describe your first impression.

Sarah: “I first met Blake in high school during Calculus class. My first impression was trying to figure out why this guy, who sat in front of me at the time, kept talking to me during class. As time went by, I realized how fun, smart, and positive Blake was as a person. I eventually found myself falling for my best friend.”

Blake: “I met Sarah in Calculus class. She was always laughing and smiling, and immediately caught my attention. As the year went on, I had not only made a best friend, but someone with whom I thought I could spend the rest of my life.”

 

~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée? 

Sarah: “My favorite thing about Blake, are his bear hugs. I always feel really loved when he hugs me and kisses me on the forehead during the quiet times in life. Blake is also so supportive with the dreams and goals that I have. He’s always cheering me on”

Blake: “Sarah always keeps me on my toes. Whether she is in a joking mood, or has somehow managed to hurt herself again, I never know what each day is going to bring with her. She is also an amazingly organized person, which she uses every day to try to help make things easier for me. She always tries to help me whether it be with school, work, or any other hobbies that I have. She is my best friend and my number one fan"

 

~What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?

Blake & Sarah: “Our typical date night is picking somewhere to grab a bite to eat and then doing something fun afterwards. It ranges from putt putt, video games, or even just kicking back and binge watching a TV series on Netflix.”

 

 

Thank you to Blake & Sarah for choosing BWP to capture the sweetness and love you two share! I am so thrilled to photograph your wedding day and any milestones for you in the future!

And thank you, as always, to those supporting my photography business and following along on my clients’ journeys! You make my photography possible and a joy to do!

 

Love Always,

Becky

Lindsay Wood and Noah Hamilton

Noah popped the question to Lindsay on May 28th, 2017. His sisters helped him come up with the plan for him to propose during the bouquet toss at Sara’s wedding. What a sweet moment! For Lindsay’s ring, Noah picked out a beautiful and classic white gold, round cut solitaire. The soon-to-be Hamiltons plan to get married in a romantic and rustic barn wedding at Talon Winery on June 3rd, 2018. In discussing how they decided on BWP for their wedding photographer, Lindsay says, “Becky shot Noah’s sister’s engagement and wedding photos, and when we saw those and how much Sara recommended her, it was an easy choice!”

 

Question Time:

~Tell us how you met and describe your first impression.

Lindsay: “We met in eighth grade science class. My first impression of him was that he talked a lot, but he was friends with my best friend’s crush, so we began talking to try to set them up. Of course, as middle schoolers, it didn’t really work, but we became really good friends from then on and all through high school because of marching band.”

Noah: “When we met in eighth grade, I thought she was really smart but a little weird. Both qualities seem to still be intact. But she’s all the better for it.”

~What is your favorite thing about your fiancé/fiancée?

Noah: “My favorite thing about Lindsay is her commitment to working hard in everything she does, from the smallest thing to the biggest; she always works extremely hard.”

Lindsay: “My favorite thing about Noah is that he always puts my needs ahead of his own.”

~What does a typical/ideal date night look like for the two of you?

Lindsay & Noah: “Staying in, popping in a good movie, and enjoying a bowl of popcorn together… followed by ice cream for dessert.”

~What is your favorite memory together?

Noah: “When we were driving back from my oldest sister’s wedding, Lindsay and I totally jammed to Jukebox Hero. The reason it is my favorite memory is because it’s the first time Lindsay came out of her shell around me.”

~How does your fiancé/fiancée make you smile/laugh?

Lindsay: “He always has a quip to shoot into the conversation and always knows the perfect time to make a joke. If I ever need a good laugh or some cheering up, he’ll do anything to make sure that I smile.”

 

Thank you to Lindsay & Noah for choosing BWP to capture the sweetness and love you two share! I am so thrilled to photograph your wedding day and any milestones for you in the future!

And thank you, as always, to those supporting my photography business and following along on my clients’ journeys! You make my photography possible and a joy to do!

Love Always,

Becky