Another perfect fall day with another perfect couple! Craig and Hanna are SO much fun to be around and so perfect together!!! We met downtown around Nelson and ended at Liberty for their Kansas City Engagement and had a blast together! Thank you so much Craig and Hannah!!! You two are awesome and I am SO excited to be your KC wedding photographer for your wedding next year! ENJOY!
When did the two of you 1st meet?
“We met at a pharmacy school function. We were both joining the same club and during initiation week, there was a scavenger hunt through the KU campus. Somehow, we ended up on the same team! Then we lost the scavenger hunt…. like every other team was waiting for us at the end kind of lost….”
Hanna: When you first meet Craig, he can come off as a quiet person. But when it’s just me and him together–he is so playful and outspoken! I feel so lucky to be the person he can be comfortable with. It was when he started showing off this side of him to me that I really did fall in love with the guy. Craig: I fell in love with Hanna because of her unique personality. Her personality and her bubbly demeanor really made me fall in love with her. Throughout the time of getting to know her and spending more time with her I realized how I felt about her and that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.
Craig: “you’re wearing the wrong shoes” (I was wearing knee high boots and a sweater for a scavenger hunt?! Oops!)
Hanna: “He’s totally wearing the right clothes, what the heck am I wearing?!”
Hanna: Craig is so smart. And he’s clever. He’s mature and responsible. He has always been someone I go to if I need help with something. I also feel like he’s someone who would drop what he’s doing to help me out. He’s someone that is very worth getting to know. Craig: Hanna is very caring and thoughtful and will do anything for anyone. She is very cheerful and friendly and has a very warm sense of welcome. She is very open and makes you feel that you have known her for a long time when you’re just first meeting her.
He booked us a hotel room in downtown kansas city (that’s when I got a little suspicious thinking, “why are we staying in a hotel in the city that we live in??). Then he took me to dinner at the plaza. Afterward, I was wondering why he wasn’t driving back to the hotel and he told me we were going to stop somewhere first. We parked at the liberty memorial, walked to the top, and watched the Kansas City Symphony play. On our way back to the car, he found a quiet spot and popped the question! Then we went back to the hotel room and popped some champagne 🙂
Hanna: Craig is so dependable. From the very first time that we met, he is always wanting to help me. It started with pharmacy school/studying and it grew to a variety of things. He is someone I know I can always count on. Craig: Hanna is very outgoing and eccentric and you can tell who she is very quickly. It is essentially the very opposite of me in that aspect and that really appeals to me. She’s someone people easily feel very comfortable with.
For both of us, it was seeing each other graduate pharmacy school. When we met, we were still early on in the program. Pharmacy school was where it all started and being able to watch each other finish what we started was very rewarding.
Hanna: I’m most attracted to Craig when he interacts with my family. He is always willing to do anything for my family. Recently, he went over by with his truck and two guy friends to help my aunt move a couch. He also eats anything my mom cooks and throws out him which just sends my mom over the moon with happiness. “Here Craig, eat this chinese black fungus” and he happily thanks her and eats it. He’s a good man. Craig: I am most attracted to Hanna when I first see her again after a significant period and how overly excited she gets to see me. She always lights up and greets me in her Hanna way and her reaction makes me feel so special, really like nothing else. We are both very busy people with variating work schedules and this always reminds how excited I am to spend the rest of my life with her.”
Hanna: Craig is very sweet. He’s always asking, “do you want me to get you this? do you want me to get you THIS? How about this? I’ll go to the store now and get you some of this!” If I don’t feel good, he makes it his priority to do what he can to make me feel better. Craig: More of the same of what Hanna said. ^Craig seems to have copped out of this one… 😉
Hanna: Craig gets very excited about small things and it’s so cute, you just want to smile. Like he gets excited about corndogs from Sonic. And new shoes. And getting an Icee at the movies. Craig: When Hanna plays games on her phone and gets embarrassed about it. When I look at her to see what she’s been doing the past hour, she says she’s just playing “her stupid game”. It’s cute and always makes me laugh.
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