Engagement: Kimmy + Mike

Mike is a book writer and Kimmy is a dolphin trainer. Yes, that dolphin, the mammal that swims in the ocean. ๐Ÿ™‚ Kimmy works at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

I was surprised when Kimmy recognized the dolphin in the profile picture I used on my Facebook. It’s actually a picture of my son looking at a dolphin behind the glass. Kimmy told me the dolphin’s name was Maya. Wow, I’m really impressed! They all looked the same to me. Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, apparently not. She told me that each dolphin have their own characteristics. Until today, I am still impressed that Kimmy recognized the dolphin on that small picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, let’s go back to Mike and Kimmy’s story.

Kimmy and Mike met at Washington College. It was love at first sight for Mike when he saw Kimmy for the first time. It left a lasting impression for Mike. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for Kimmy. ๐Ÿ™‚

One day, Mike’s friend told him that Kimmy was in this play and he was still looking for few more students for the cast. Mike was interested. It would be a chance for him to get close to Kimmy.

Mike’s persistence finally paid off. On New Year’s Eve of Kimmy’s junior year, which was about two years from the first meeting, they officially began their relationship. ๐Ÿ™‚

Engaged couple embracing by a light pole. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography.

Engaged couple almost kissed. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged couple dancing. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography.

This spot has a special place in the heart of this engaged couple. One night in Fall of 2006, at 3 a.m. after a party, Kimmy and Mike danced here, just the two of them. Very romantic. ๐Ÿ™‚

Engaged girl and her fiancรฉ dancing. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy dancing with his fiancรฉe. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy hugging his fiancรฉe on a bridge. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged girl kissed her fiancรฉ on the bridge. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography.

Mike popped out the engagement ring and proposed to Kimmy in July 2011. Of course Kimmy said “Yes”. ๐Ÿ™‚

Engagement ring. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography.

The picture that Mike and Kimmy are holding below has an interesting story. ๐Ÿ™‚

Engaged couple showing their silhouette sunset picture by a lake. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography.

The photo was taken during a spring break in 2005 at Mike’s parent’s house in Vero Beach, FL. Kimmy, Mike and their friends went to this park around sunset.ย  Their friends who obviously knew that Mike liked Kimmy told them to go pose by this tree because they thought it would make a cute picture.ย  So their friends were definitely trying to set them up. ๐Ÿ™‚
However, Kimmy told me that if she had to pinpoint a moment, that moment under the tree would be the moment when she basically fell in love with Mike.ย  Even though it would be almost a year before they started officially dating, that trip marked what was essentially the beginning of their relationship. What a wonderful story! ๐Ÿ™‚

Engaged girl sitting and talking to her fiance. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy and girl playing by a light pole. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged couple reading a book on the lawn. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy and girl kissing under a tree with falling leaves. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy holding his fiancee. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged girl cuddling with her fiance. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography.

Play It Again Sam was one of the few places at Chestertown where they used to hang out together.

Engaged couple cuddling in front of Play It Again Sam coffee shop. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy and girl hugging on a pier. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy embracing his fiancee, overlooking at an old ship. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged girl and her fiance enjoying the water view from the pier. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy and girl making a heart shape around the sun with their hands. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography. Engaged guy and girl jumping high. Pre-wedding engagement photo session at Washington College and Chestertown, Maryland, by wedding photographer Leo Dj Photography.

Congratulations Kimmy and Mike! I’ll see you at your wedding! ๐Ÿ™‚

Leo Dj

 

 

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