It was getting late on Christmas Eve. She fell asleep on the sofa. Maybe that was his plan. To keep her up late. To let her fall asleep. So that he could wake her up. Wake her up and give her an early Christmas gift that she wasn’t expecting. No matter how it happened, Mike gently woke Claire and presented her with a ring. There’s no doubt in my mind that her answer was exactly the gift he hoped for in return.
Their story, however, unfolded long before last Christmas. Claire and Mike met at Butler University. She was already spoken for at the time, but Mike was persistent. And when the time was right, he invited her to ballroom dancing lessons. She was swept off her feet. The rest, as they say, is history. However, this was only just the beginning for these two.
Mike loves the way her face lights up when she smiles. Claire loves his blue eyes, and the way he makes her laugh. She bakes delicious cupcakes that he loves to eat. All of this was captured when we met up on a steamy summer evening for their engagement session in Bloomington.
Claire and Mike, I’m SO excited for your wedding in a few short weeks! Friends and family can view their entire online gallery here. And now it’s time for some of my favorites from their sweet engagement session!