This Diablo Lake engagement session is LITERALLY something I’ve been dreaming of for SOOOOO long. I’ve been dying to go out to Diablo Lake since I knew it existed, but the hardest part was finding someone that was willing to drive all the way out there for a session. In May, I found someone to do it, only for COVID to ruin those plans, so when me and Elizabeth were chatting about locations, she told me “anything goes…”. At that point, I knew I HAD to offer them Diablo and IT WORKED!! She laughed and told me that her mom actually recommended Diablo Lake as well for their session. She had driven by it on the way home from vacation and thought how great of a spot it would be for their photos, so it was basically fate.
Being Labor Day weekend, I was a little concerned about the people (side note: I definitely underestimated the AMOUNT of people there would be), but these guys were champs and they powered through the awkward pauses as someone would walk into the frame. On another note, I think i’m super funny. My hubby would even tell you that I think i’m funnier than I really am, but these two made me feel like I should be on Comedy Central. We laughed the whole time, they probably definitely think I’m crazy, and we explored around Diablo Lake. It was seriously SO DANG GOOD.
These two met thanks to the persistence of their moms. They had been trying to get the two of them together and finally, Joe’s freshman year of college, it happened. Turns out their moms were right and they really liked each other. HA! Mother knows best. 😉
When it came time for Joe to propose to Elizabeth, he had it all figured out, complete with a romantic mystery date and night out….And then COVID happened and his plans were scrapped. He was quick on his toes though and was able to pull it all together.
“My mom called me and asked if I wanted to come up to her house in Lake Stevens on Saturday the 21st and she would make me lunch and we would hang out. I agreed because mom time always makes me feel better. So Saturday I go up to my mom’s. Totally oblivious of what is going to happen later that day. I left my mom’s in the afternoon with a box of old records my mom had that were my my dad’s and grandpa’s (we recently got a record player). I texted Joe when I was leaving to ask if I could call him when I got home and he could help me carry the box up our three flights of stairs (there were over 20 records, it was heavy!). Instead of replying to my text, he calls me. So I answer (admittedly kind of annoyed because it didn’t really warrant a call), and he asks if I can send him my “drive” on Google Maps so he can see where I am on my way home because he was going on a walk. I, again kind of annoyed, told him that nooo I didn’t want to send him my drive because that would drain my battery and I wanted to listen to music (I had an AUX cord at the time so you couldn’t charge and play music) – couldn’t he just watch my location on Find My Friends? Okay, he agreed, and I hung up and went about my drive. So just as I’m getting off our freeway exit (like literally at the light off the exit) he calls me. He tells me he’s on his walk and was wondering if I could come pick him up at Parsons Garden – ODD, I thought. It’s like a maybe 15 minute walk from our apartment and Joe is pretty athletic so it’s not like he was too far to walk back. The wheels in my brain start spinning but then I remember that I had gotten myself ALL WORKED UP about Portland and it hadn’t happened, so I didn’t want to be disappointed again! I pull up outside Parsons Garden and call him to let him know I’m there and he asks me if I could come into the park really quick – and now I KNOW WHAT’S UP. I see him in the back of the little park immediately when I walk in – dressed cute and definitely not in walking clothes. I follow the path around the outside of the park to where he is. I said “what are you doing??” like a million times even though I knew exactly what he was doing, and then he did it! It was sweet, simple, and so special.”
SOOOO cute, right?! This Diablo Lake engagement session will be a hard one to beat. We seriously had so much fun, and I can hardly wait to hang out with them again next summer!!