Jalon and Natascha had only been engaged for just over a day when we took them out for their engagement photos. Normally we wait a bit longer, but we had good reason. Natascha was due to leave for her home in Germany by 11am, so naturally our shoot was at 9am. Jalon and Natascha met while doing a 9 month program called the School of Worship, or SOW as it is often referred to. There is a strict no dating policy so that the students can focus on their studies and their relationship with God, but it didn’t mean that sparks didn’t begin to be kindled while they were spending time with each other while on the school. Once the school was done, they made their feelings known for each other and communicated all summer long, Jalon being in Kenosha and Natascha being in Germany. That following fall, however, Jalon did a second year of the school, and once again, he needed to focus on what was at hand, so their communication was limited.
Finally, this past summer, 2 and a half years after they first met, Jalon was touring Europe with Serita Cheeks and they just so happened to stop in Germany. They talked and things were finally able to be official. (Facebook official) Natascha has spent the last month here in the States, and at the end of their time here, Jalon popped the question. A mutual friend contacted us and asked us if we would get some engagement photos for them before she had to leave, and we gladly accepted. The following is what we were able to capture!
We couldn’t help but recreate the moment that he popped the question, especially since it was so recently that he did it.
As Natascha prepared to go back home, awaiting Jalon’s visit to her later this year. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll have some chicken waiting for him. (Inside joke) We were so honored to be able to capture this important moment in time!