=

SENIORS
MEET KARA
Home
PODCASt
BLOG
OTHER
WEDDINGS

WEDDINGS + SENIORS + EDUCATION

Neil and Jessica met while working at the same company. Jessica worked for corporate and came to Knoxville for work and Neil worked the shows that she went to. They had met before but it just wasn’t the right time. A while later  the universe aligned and they finally decided to give it a try and did the long distance thing while Jessica lived in Michigan and he in Tennessee. When things started to get serious Jessica took a work opportunity and decided to move closer to Neil so they could experience a relationship together without the distance in the way. Fast forward to this past year when Neil popped the question.

They both knew that they wanted to make a commitment to one another and decided to go ring shopping. While looking, Jessica mentioned that she liked 2 different kinds and that it was just hard to choose. Thinking nothing more of it, Neil decided to buy both rings and have the jeweler combined them into one. Neil picked the time when he was ready to propose but due to unforeseen circumstances he decided to pop the question at a family gathering. They were hanging out in the backyard and he cued up the song “Tough Ones” by Cooper Allen. This song meant a lot to Jessica because she felt it spoke a lot about their relationship as the lyrics say “only the ones that are tough make it through” -much like their long distance relationship. As the song played and Jessica was distracted by a game of ladder golf, Neil got down on one knee and had to clear his throat several times to get her attention. When she turned around Neil asked for her hand and the rest is history.


Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0002.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0003.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0004.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0005.jpg

Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0008.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0009.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0010.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0011.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0012.jpg

Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0014.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0015.jpg

Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0017.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0018.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0019.jpg
Grand Ravines Winter Engagement Session-Kara Hanes Photography_0020.jpg

filed in:

Neil and Jessica

Photographer, Educator, and Mentor Kara Hanes is sharing the good, the bad, and the beautiful parts about running a photography business. Enjoy coffee and conversation as she dives into everyday life as a business owner and photographer. Listen to guests talk about the industry as you learn from Kara's experiences. Whether you're listening in your car, on a walk with your dog, or deep into your photography editing rabbit hole, let's dive into some light and airy conversations from photographers about every day life.

ALSO

Follow ME

GRAND RAPIDS, MI  WEDDING AND SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER