The day before Amber and Conor’s engagement session we had the most beautiful first snow of the season just to have it melt away before their session. We still bundled up for some gorgeous images and I got to play with Moose, their pup!
Conor and I met in high school. During our senior year he became good friends with my best friend, Taylor. The three of us hung out all the time, and that is when Conor and I really got to know one another. Conor became one of my best friends, and our relationship continued to spark from there!
We were watching Netflix during a night in, laughing and cuddling with one another when Conor realized that these little moments were the ones that meant the most to him. He had some other (more extravagant) ideas in mind but felt in his gut that this was the right time. So, kneeling beside his bed, he asked me to spend the rest of my life with him! I was completely shocked and did not expect it at all in that moment! Of course, I said yes!
Amber: “What I love most about Conor is his generous personality. Conor would give the shirt off of his back for someone in need. He constantly inspires me to do more for others and remember that you never know what someone else is going through. I also love how goofy and weird he is at times, like when he shows off his one dance move consisting of him just moving his arms up and down while bobbing his head. It feels that I am always reminded of how blessed I am that my other half if just as weird and goofy as I am. We just get each other, and I love that!” Conor: “It would almost be easier to describe what I don’t love about Amber. One of the things I love the most about Amber is that she’s so incredibly unselfish and caring. Amber has a very pure heart and just wants to do whatever she can to help others. She’s goofy, loving, playful, honest, respectful, and so much more. One more thing I always think of when asked about what I love in Amber or how I knew I was in love with her is how much I love it when she sings. Her singing, well it’s not the best, but I just think it’s so cute and it always makes me laugh and smile and I just love playing her favorite songs just to get her to belt out the lyrics.”
Conor and I love spending time with our families, giving each other foot rubs, watching Netflix, playing board/card games (right now our favorite is Exploding Kittens!), cheering on our KC Chiefs, hiking, and spoiling our dog, Moose.
I think we could easily point out some things that make us unique, such as being high school sweethearts for the past 6 years, growing together while we both attended Kansas State University, or even the fact that we’ve been doing great through a long distance relationship for the past year or so while Amber finishes getting her Masters. However, if you ask me what makes us unique, what puts us ahead of others, what is special about us that makes us so sure we’re meant to be together forever, it’s how we’ve learned to truly grow our lives together. It’s how we’ve learned to communicate with each other, to respect each other, to be able to deal with the bad times as well as flourish in the good. I think what makes Amber and I unique is that we understand that no matter the moments we have, whether they be happy, sad, frustrating, romantic, or boring, we both understand that these moments are what define us and will only help us grow even closer together in the future.
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