He hunts. She shops. He studied criminal justice. She studied apparel design. If “opposites attract” had a poster couple, it would definitely be Chad and Emily. And this is their incredibly unique engagement session by Spokane wedding photographer, Dave Ainley. You can always count on Dave to bring something completely fresh to the table, and this shoot is no different! We see a lot of cute and pretty engagement sessions, and even though this one is cute and pretty, for me, the best part is how incredibly stylish it is. I adore shoots that look like they should be in a high fashion magazine. Which is something that is extremely difficult to achieve without it looking hokey and corny (trust me!). But this shoot is neither hokey nor corny. It’s just the right amount abstract, just the right amount cute and shows just the right amount of Chad and Emily’s personality.
From bride-to-be Emily:
Chad and I met and fell in love about six years ago. I did not believe in love-at-first-sight until I met him. It only took us three weeks of dating to decide that we would eventually get married. And now, five and a half year later, we just had our engagement photos taken and are looking forward to the last few months of wedding planning.
Chad and I are definitely the epitome of “opposites attracting.” I graduated with my degree in apparel design and he graduated with a degree in criminal justice. My idea of a good day is shopping, while he would rather be hunting. While some people might disagree, we actually do complement each other quite perfectly. Our lives will never be boring and our hobbies will always keep one another on our toes.
Chad proposed to me on a cold blustery day in downtown Seattle. He surprised me with a horse drawn carriage ride where he got down on one knee (while we were passing the Seattle waterfront) and asked me to marry him. I could not have been more thrilled. Chad has always had this amazing way of making me feel like a princess, and now he threw in a horse drawn carriage to make even my wildest dreams come true.
Sticking to my Catholic roots, we will marry at St. Aloysius (the church my parents attend) in downtown Spokane. With it’s massive ornate décor, my princess wedding is guaranteed! Following the ceremony, the reception will be held in my parents’ barn. Chad loves hunting and basically anything “outdoorsy.” The amazing thing about my parents’ barn is that it is no ordinary barn. Knowing I’ve always dreamt of being a princess, my dad (who’s a masonry contractor) designed a brick tower on the barn, which strongly resembles a castle, or more appropriately, Rapunzel’s tower. The complement will fulfill both my fantasy princess wedding and his dream rustic one!”