Houston Engagement Photographer
The story of Pam and Brett.
“Just be yourself.” Isn’t that great advice? People don’t always seem to follow this ‘rule’ but when you meet someone who does, it is incredibly refreshing! Especially in the age of the internet – meeting someone on eharmony can be quite a gamble these days. But when Pam met Brett in person, she was happy that he actually looked just like his picture, and truly was everything he said on his profile. “It seemed too good to be true, that he was everything I wanted in a man!”
As an engagement photographer in Houston, I’ve met hundreds of couples. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great people, but it is rare to find a couple that is completely comfortable being themselves with each other like Pam and Brett.
Their first date was at Chuy’s. Brett remembers watching her walk towards him at the table and thinking, “This is going to be a good date! She’s a gorgeous brunette and loves Chuy’s!” Since their initial meet and greet, the conversation has never stopped. It was so easy for them to find things to connect on and they enjoyed being together. They spent time together with friends, family, and alone. Pam knew that if a man is the same around all three, he is truly himself and that is who she fell in love with! They learned more and more about one another, and could relate to each other better than anyone else before.
Pam said, “He accepted me for who I was, I just knew he was the one!” Brett doesn’t think it was just one event that made him realize she was the one. Instead, it was through the course of their relationship that learned “how she confronts challenges and struggles, how she views us as a team and never considers quitting or giving up no matter what we face as a couple.” It all helped him realized she was the one for him!
The Romantic Beach Proposal
This story even impressed my wife!
This happily engaged couple from Houston had their engagement portraits done in Galveston because it was a meaningful place to them.
Pam and Brett went to Galveston on a Friday night and rented a beach house. They arrived late and Brett said he needed to run to the store while she finished unpacking. He said we had to get up early to watch the sun rise, so we had to get some sleep. 5:30 AM came quickly! They grabbed some coffee and chairs and headed onto the beach. They set up their chairs and enjoyed one another’s company and conversation as it grew brighter from the early morning sunrise. Brett pointed in the sand and said, “What’s that?” Pam looked down by her chair and found a bottle in the sand. “I pulled out a note that said, “Will you marry me?” How could a girl not say “Yes”?!?
The engagement period between the proposal and the wedding day is important, and too often rushed through. Engagement photography captures the newly engaged couple as they are in this time of rejoicing, commitment, and contentment. This is a time for growing, strengthening, communicating, planning. They face new challenges and obstacles together, such as Brett finding a new job, and Pam starting a master’s program and having to quit her job to focus on it.
They moved into a new house during this time. Pam graduated and found a new job. But through all these stressful times they stuck together and communicated so that they could make it through. “We have been strong for each other ever since.”
If just being yourself was the only advice to a successful relationship, there would be a lot more happy couples today. Here are the keys to Pam and Brett’s happy & successful relationship: Communicate and support one another. We have many interests in common so that helps too. Have fun with one another! It helps relieves the stress of daily life! ‘Doing nothing’ together can even be fun ~ and if you have that, it truly means something special! They enjoy so many of the same things in life, that it makes it easy to love each other and enjoy being together. Pam supports Brett in everything he does. Brett has the same values and morals that Pam does. They have very similar opinions which strengthen their relationship. They are both active and up for any challenge. Brett supports Pam in what she does and she feels like she can be herself around him without being judged by him.
It was a pleasure to be Pam and Brett’s engagement photographer, and we at SGI Photography wish them all the best!
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