Oh my goodness where do I even start with Haley. I met her about 8ish years ago – working at in a restaurant in Hales Corners (like 20min from Milwaukee) back when we were all at school at UW-Milwaukee. She was a server and I was a hostess – so of course I gave Haley all the good tables. She was always the sweetest, kindest, funniest soul to have around, especially on days that weren’t so great.
Haley & Joe had met in high school, but didn’t start dating until Haley and I had met. I’d only seen Joe around at the restaurant a few times, but could tell just by the way they looked at each other when he’d stop in that this was gonna be it. I knew they’d end up together!
I was still Facebook friends with Haley of course and we exchanged “Happy Birthdays” and “Congratulations” throughout the last few years online. So, I can certainly say I was a little shocked when she reached out to tell me she was engaged (they hadn’t announced it publicly yet), and that she was set on having ME as her photographer. That’s not all – they were planning their date based on MY availability. As a photographer, that is literally THE BIGGEST compliment ever. We had so much fun for their engagement session, giggling and drinking beers atop Kilbourn Park – right in the spot Joe asked Haley to marry her! I couldn’t be more excited for their wedding day next year!