Mike and I dated for four and a half years before he proposed in September 2015. I think we both knew pretty early on into dating that we would be together forever. We were best friends right away. Some of my favorite memories of our relationship in college are the simple ones-- taking long walks around campus and Colonial Williamsburg, waking up early to catch breakfast together in the dining hall before classes, and our pizza-making dinner nights.
So when Mike agreed to go camping one weekend at the beach, I knew something might be happening but definitely didn't think he would propose that weekend! I am much more of a "camping person" than he is, and he was being a good sport about agreeing to go. In fact, I had even made a joke at him saying there was absolutely no chance he would propose that weekend since he wasn't a big fan of camping. Little did I know! In the morning, after breakfast at a local diner, we went on a hike up to a historic lighthouse. Mike was walking really fast on the hike, but I didn't think anything of it at the time. I thought he just wanted to be done with the hike. After we got to the lighthouse and wandered around for a bit, he asked someone to take a picture of us (unusual for him since I'm usually the picture taker out of the two of us!). That's when I put two and two together and realized what was happening! He proposed by the lighthouse, overlooking the water. It was very sweet, and he completely succeeded at surprising me!
College Sweethearts and their William and Mary Engagement SessionWednesday, October 19, 2016
True college sweethearts, Kayla and Mike knew they wanted their engagement session with Lieb Photographic on the grounds of their alma mater, College of William and Mary. With spots at the Wren Building, the iconic Crim Dell Bridge, and of course, their freshman dorm where they first met, it was a total "down memory lane" afternoon for the two lovebirds.