I enjoyed getting to know Katie and Dustin and how awesome they are for each other. I had them answer a few questions before their engagement session so I can get to know them and I thought I would share some of their answers below!

How they met:
Dustin works at Williamson County Parks and Recreation. He worked at the Longview Rec Center when Katie was teaching an adult tap class out there. The ladies in Katie’s class worked with Dustin, and decided it would be a good idea to set them up. It took a while for them to agree to the setup, but they were persistent, so Dustin decided to finally reach out to Katie via text. 4 hours later, Katie responded. She says she had to play a little hard to get. their first date was a week later at Buca di Beppo in Franklin and then to a movie. It just kept going from there!

When they knew it was meant to be:
When Dustin knew it was meant to be: I knew from the very beginning that there was something special about Katie. I don’t know that there was ever one big “light bulb” moment for me. From the day I met her I knew that she could be my wife, and each moment and experience together after that helped to reaffirm my love for her.

When Katie knew it was meant to be: For me, it was also a series of events. I also put a lot of weight into the “L” word, and knew I would not use it unless I knew I was going to marry him. After different experiences during our first few months of dating, I knew I wanted to marry him one day. I saw how much he cared for me, his family, and people around him, and knew I wanted to spend my life with him.

Some random facts about them as a couple:
– We are ice cream connoisseurs.
– We call each other “punkin and muffin”. Yea, not as a joke.
– We love Jesus
– We enjoy building forts in Dustin’s living room. (We may be filling this out inside our current fort…)
– Katie has a passion for dance and cheering on Dustin while he plays old man sports.
– Sunday is nap day.
– Pretty dope handshake
– We enjoy riding around in the jeep with the top down and doors off. Sometimes Katie gets scared when that turns into off roading.
– We like to be goofy when we are by ourselves or with close friends and family, but become awkward when we have to be the center of attention.
– Dustin is from Middle Tennessee and Katie is from Omaha, Nebraska.
– Lecrae always makes it into our road trip playlist. (If you are unaware who this is Katie can rap it for you)
– I drag Katie to Knoxville for football games.

I am so excited to be shooting “Punkin” and “Muffins” wedding very soon!