Well, actually, her exact words were, “I don’t have time for this.” It’s not the response that guys are looking for when they ask a girl out for a first date, but it’s what Chris got. Amber was about to graduate from William Jewell College, where they met and Chris as then a junior. He felt like this was his last chance before she graduated and moved on with her life. To make matters worse, although she swears she didn’t know; Amber wore a gorgeous red dress to the last school dance. Chris recalls being miserable. He has a thing for red dresses, and there walks in Amber, looking completely fabulous. Sigh. . . Needless to say, it didn’t go very well. Amber graduated, moved on to a summer mission; Chris moved onto an internship, and they didn’t have much contact. But Chris is nothing, if not persistent.
In the middle of the summer, in a particularly hard week, Amber sent an email asking for prayer to her group of friends. Chris was the only one that responded. He encouraged her and prayed for her, and thus began the beginning of a summer romance that Amber didn’t expect at all. They emailed, texted and called each other the entire time apart. When they came back to Kansas City in the fall, it wasn’t until Chris didn’t immediately ask her out again, that Amber realized she really, really liked him.
Persistence pays off. A year later, she said YES and they are getting ready to tie the knot. We traveled to Hermann, MO to take their engagement photos. Amber couldn’t look more romantic and Chris was totally smitten that he finally got the girl in the red dress.
Congrats, you two! Can’t wait to photograph you, walking down the aisle in December (with all the twinkly lights!)