Kyoko + Sam // Denver Engagement Photos

I met Sam officially freshman year of High School at TJ. We played baseball and football together and we have been great friends ever since. We even still play baseball together every week on the Redhawks. He plays 2nd base and I play 1st and it's been that way since High School, so to say we know each other well is an understatement. Sam has always been a compassionate person and I'm lucky to have a friend like him to help shape my life. His family was and is a very tight knit family that show each other love every single day. I always appreciated going over to his house and getting that same love from his parents and brother every time I walked in the door. Sam and I have been in the same group of friends for a long time now and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Sam has always been very particular in life. One of them was who he wanted to date. Simply put, he never wasted his time, which honestly, set him up for success. So, when he saw Kyoko for the first time, he knew there was something there. I've gotten to know Kyoko over the last few years since they started dating and I couldn't be happier that one of my best friends is about to marry such an incredible person. Kyoko is probably the kindest person I've ever met. I have never heard a negative thing come out of her mouth and I look forward to getting to know her even better. She is the type of person that makes your life better by simply just being in it.  Her smile and positivity are two things that jump out at me but those are just two of many things that make her such a wonderful person.

When deciding where to do their engagement photos, we all came up with a very unique idea... I like unique. We decided on taking their engagement photos at the place they met, Hill Middle School/ Steck Park as camp counselors in 2009. Sam told me about the exact place he first saw her, what she wore, what they talked about... it was gross. Just kidding. It made me smile knowing that this particular moment made such a positive impact on my friend's life. We shot around the school and outside in the park where they spent most of their time and told their story through these photos. They are both still camp counselors in the summer and I can easily say those kids are lucky to have such amazing role models in Sam and Kyoko. With the cherry blossoms blooming and the unique story told in their photos, this was an engagement session to remember and I can't wait for their wedding this summer.

 The exact place where these two love birds first met and talked to each other in 2009... The rest is history.

The exact place where these two love birds first met and talked to each other in 2009... The rest is history.