Today’s engagement session is cute, cute, cute!! When I suggested to Heidi thoughts about fishing poles and kites for Chad and her Engagement session she embraced my ideas with gusto. She went full out prepping the props, kite, outfits, etc! She was actually out of town just prior to our shoot, so Chad was actually the one who made the kite!! I give him MAJOR props for busting this one out, cute ribbon tail, matching fabric and all! Not many couples could have pulled this off, but Chad and Heidi did beautifully. I find it fitting that such an adorable couple has one of the cutest proposal stories I have ever heard.
It was Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Heidi was to meet Chad at his office after work to carpool over to a house they were interested in buying. On the way to the house, Chad told Heidi he didn’t feel like eating tuna noodle casserole for dinner again, so that after they were done at the house they should eat out somewhere. After touring the house they had a leisurely dinner at one of their favorite restaurants, and then decided to leave Chad’s truck at his office and just take one car home. Nothing up to this point was unusual or out of the norm so Heidi didn’t suspect a thing. Chad drove home and in Heidi’s words, “As we turned the corner to our street I grabbed Chad’s arm and gasped as our house, which had been left undecorated that morning, had been transformed into a winter wonderland covered in Christmas lights and decorations. It took me several seconds to even notice that what was written on the roof in lights was “Heidi Will You Marry Me?”! The next minute was a blur – we got out of the car (I was SOBBING), Chad got down on one knee on the sidewalk and popped the question. Undoubtedly, the most amazing moment of my life! I am so lucky to get to spend the rest of my life with a man who loves me enough to pull off this stunt (which turns out he took the day off to do)!” The lights stayed up until mid-January and are still in their garage. Heidi said they may end up on their roof every year!