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Kristina + Shawn – Brookfield Engagement

Kristina and Shawn technically had two first dates. On the “unofficial, not-first date” Shawn picked up Kristina at her house. She insisted on driving and proceeded to tell everyone they met “this is not a date”. The couple spent their “official” first date enjoying Summer Shandy and playing pool (Kristin’a all-time favorite activity). The evening ended with the most perfect LAST FIRST KISS. Of course Shawn agrees and takes full credit for this!

Five years into their relationship and over two years into their engagement these two are ready to say I do! I have no doubt that their wedding day will be as perfect as Shawn’s Summerfest proposal. Kristin and Shawn were sitting in their seats before the Luke Bryan concert taking about the future. Shawn asked if Kristina would be okay waiting a while long before getting engaged. Kristin said “Of course”, but like any girl was secretly dying inside. Shawn waited a few songs later during the opening act, Thomas Square, and stepped behind Kristina. He wrapped his arms around her shoulders and said, “I gotta ask you something.” He opened his fist with the ring in his hand and asked Kristina to be his wife. Kristina immediately called him a jerk for the setup, then said yes and cried happy tears the rest of the concert.

I look forward to photographing the FIRST KISS as husband and wife for Kristina and Shawn next month!

Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant
Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant
Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant
Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant
Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant
Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant
Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant
Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant
Brookfield Engagement - Deer Creek Trail - The Paper Elephant

Leave some love for this cute couple. If they receive 20 comments on this blog posts they will receive a complimentary 8Γ—10 print of their favorite image!

  1. Lori

    September 24th, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    All the photos that were taken are stunning. Shawn and Kristina make a great couple

  2. Cindy Lorch

    September 24th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Kristina,
    Your pictures are beautiful as are you. They brought a tear to my eyes as I am looking and seeing the beautiful woman you have become. I am so happy for you and Shawn that you have found the wonderful love and happiness to be shared for a lifetime. Mom

  3. Chelsea Schneider

    September 24th, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photos and gorgeous couple!!!

  4. CaitrΓ­ona Nic Seoin

    September 24th, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Love your photos Kristina! They’re gorgeous Wishing you all the best for your big day & much love from Ireland! x

  5. Aunt Chery

    September 24th, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Kristina and Shawn, your pictures turned out beautiful. A great job that shows the love you two have for each other. Love you lots. Aunt Chery.

  6. Sarah Gleeson

    September 24th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Beautiful photos, can’t wait for the wedding!

  7. Cory

    September 24th, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    They look great…

  8. Tabatha Lemkuil

    September 24th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Kristina, your photos are amazing! Congrats on your engagement!!

  9. Jamie

    September 24th, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    What great photos to start your Happily Ever After!

  10. Sharon Doherty

    September 24th, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    You guys are amazing your always smiling and having fun photos are amazing

  11. Nikki Gramza

    September 24th, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Kristina & Shawn, your photos are absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE the sunset photo very much πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you two & can’t wait for the wedding!!

  12. Jaimie Liebig

    September 24th, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    They are such beautiful pictures.. Girl I am so happy for you… Have a blessed and wonderful life together.. Best wishes to you both…

  13. Madalain Ziarek

    September 24th, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Sooo happy for you Kristina :-* the pictures are absolutely gorgeous! beautiful couple, lots of love
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ <3

  14. Danielle Renee

    September 24th, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    So beautiful! Can’t wait to see my Irish sister get married in a few weeks! <3

  15. Jenny

    September 24th, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Beautiful photos! See you soon!
    Jenny (cousin)

  16. Natalie

    September 24th, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Shawn and Kristina, you’ve made me cry. πŸ™‚ Beautiful pictures.
    Love ya’

  17. Jane Scholtus

    September 24th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    You two are so darn cute together! I can’t wait for the wedding ??????????

  18. Christina

    September 24th, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    beautiful!!!!

  19. Shannon

    September 24th, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Stunning!

  20. Aunt Chery

    September 24th, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Kristina and Shawn, so I thought I had already posted on this, but guess not. LOL. Your prictures are awesome. They are just as beautiful as both of you. Love you lots, Aunt Chery.

  21. Connie

    September 24th, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Wow…each and every picture captures the love you have for each other…God’s Blessings on the next chapter in your lives!

  22. Gilbert Rodriguez

    September 24th, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Great pics! Happy for you both!

  23. Brittany Bivins

    September 24th, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    They were gorgeous wish you all the blessings in the future marriage

  24. Ashley

    September 25th, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Gorgeous couple & a gorgeous photo session!!

  25. Tim Mc

    September 25th, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Sunset silhouettes, board walk banter, and hands held tight. Romantic, classy, and well done! Tim

  26. Tina Bondar

    September 25th, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Beautiful pictures!! Congrats on your engagement!!

  27. Debi Calligaro

    September 25th, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Kristina, so glad you had these done. They capture how happy Shawn makes you. Adorable couple!! Can’t wait to see you walk down the aisle.

  28. Kristi

    September 25th, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    love it! you two are obviously so comfortable with each other and the love and admiration you share is very visible πŸ™‚ congrats!

  29. Bryan

    September 25th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Shawn,
    Your pictures are beautiful as are you. They brought a tear to my eyes as I am looking and seeing the beautiful woman you have become. I am so happy for you and Kristina that you have found the wonderful love and happiness to be shared for a lifetime. – Bryan

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    May 28th, 2016 at 6:34 pm

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