League City, Texas
Randi and Jameson by SGI Photography
League City, Texas has practically exploded with new growth in the last decade. Once a sleepy little bedroom community, League City is a bustling, small modern city. Yet League City seems to retain its image as “The City of Live Oaks and Friendly Folks”. Great lengths have been taken by local historians to preserve historical sites, structures and artifacts. Drive along Main Street (FM 518) just east of Hwy 3 and one enters the historic district. Most impressive are the streets lined with giant 100 year old Live Oaks; originally planted by George Washington Butler.
I, personally, love to photograph in and around League City due to the historic charm of ‘Old Town League City’ and the preserved historic Texas town atmosphere. Engagement sessions in League City are loads of fun! The results are amazing! In fact, two-thirds of my clients choose League City as their primary location for their engagement portraits! League City also has a special place in my heart, as it is the location where I have come to settle in with my own family. The historical and recreational parks are where my wife and I have spent time with our own children over the years. League City, Texas is also a special place to the couple for whom I did an Engagement Photo Session recently, because the bride-to-be, Randi, is from League City!
Another special place for Randi and her fiancé, Jameson, is OSU. Their alma matter holds a lot of treasured history for their relationship. Jameson came along with his buddy to help a young damsel in distress; Randi had locked her keys in her car – with the car running! His first impression of her was that she was very pretty and had a great personality! Her first impression of him was that he was very adventurous and made her laugh! She couldn’t get enough of him! After their first meeting, she was sold! Jameson knew that Randi had to be some kind of great cook, because she baked him a cake in order to thank him for unlocking her car! Soon after, she cooked him a full meal, and he was sure she had to be ‘the one’! Perhaps the saying IS true, that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Haha!
Randi describes knowing Jameson was ‘the one’ as their relationship early on ‘just working’. It was seamless and effortless; exactly how she thought it should be. The ease of their relationship made her realize that she had found her perfect match. “It couldn’t possibly be that easy – if it wasn’t meant to be.” This sweet couple is each other’s best friends! He absolutely adores her wonderful personality, and she loves his sense of adventure and his inclusion of her on his journeys!
Jameson’s and Randi’s biggest adventure together began back on the campus where they’d first met. Homecoming weekend at their alma matter, with Randi’s parents and sister in town, the whole group stopped in front of the library fountain – a famous spot on campus – to take photos. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, as Randi and Jameson waited for Randi’s mom to take their picture. Suddenly, Jameson dropped to one knee and asked Randi to be his wife! “I was in shock-and couldn’t have planned it better myself-I am thankful we have pictures of that moment to enhance our memories for a lifetime!”
The great adventure of journeying through life together as one has just begun! There are mountains to climb and valleys to cross, however, communicating, staying best friends, and remaining adventurous, are their recommendations to success in marriage! A long-distance relationship since college graduation has been a trial, but to Randi and Jameson, it has strengthened their communication skills. Every mile driven to and from one another has been worth it, and they will testify that absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.
All our best wishes to Randi and Jameson as they prepare for their wedding day! The best is yet to come!