My brothers and Katelyn’s brother have been friends for years, so I’ve known her for essentially just as long. She’s one of those people who makes you feel happy to simply be around – every time I’d run into her and her mom in the past, they’d be so bubbly and radiating sunshine that I’d walk away smiling, feeling like a bit of their shine had rubbed off on me. These run-ins started when Kate was young, but as the years passed, I eventually started to run into her with a boy instead. This is when I first technically met Tony, who I first knew as her date to many a wedding I happened to be photographing. I remember being sort of mind blown that the young girl I first met years ago when our brothers became friends was now someone’s wedding date, and am even more so now that she’ll be marrying that same boy next year. Hanging with Tony and Katelyn throughout their session was as laid back as it gets – they took me to this great location which I can only describe as an automobile and farm equipment graveyard, and we roamed the land and tractor + RV remains together. They told me about their jobs as teachers and their wedding plans and the house they’ve been in the process of making a home, and I felt a bit of sunshine sneak up on me again when I thought about their life ahead, and the fact that I get to play a small part in it.