Ah college - the best four (or more) years of your life where one teeters between the looming responsibilities of adulthood and the weightless freedoms of student life. Before taking up residence in the Lehigh Valley where I now call home, I attended college at Penn State University and had some of the greatest experiences of my life. While receiving a stellar education (*waves B.S. in Animal Sciences diploma in air proudly*), I became a member of several clubs and organizations that mirrored and embodied the agricultural values that made me fall in love with Penn State in the first place. Probably the most beneficial and influential choice I made as an undergrad was to join my co-ed professional agricultural fraternity, Delta Theta Sigma.
During my time at DTS, I learned a great deal about the agricultural industry, networked with countless important individuals who were rooted in farming and agriculture, and established many cherished, lifelong friendships with some of the most amazing people on the planet. Two of those friendship bonds are with Rachael and Tyler, and boy am I lucky to know this pair! Rachael and Tyler met at a DTS party while in college. Although I'd like to say it was love at first sight, I feel that's a phrase that is obnoxiously overused, so let's just say it was love at first beer :) . These two hit it off almost immediately. Their personalities complimented each other perfectly, and each of them found the other to have a great sense of humor and a big, caring heart. It wasn't long before these two developed feelings for one another, and although they weren't exclusive until quite some time after they met, I somehow became aware of some privileged information that they were secretly dating, at the expense of an awkward encounter (looking at you, Nishnick!)
Tyler and Rachael were almost too energetic for their engagement session. Even though it was bright and sunny the morning we met up, the weather was bitter cold for late November. But that did not phase these two lovebirds! They were quick to get close and snuggle up to each other for their portrait session, which made my job as their photographer fairly simple. I just adore photographing couples who effortlessly show their love and affection to each other, and that's exactly what Tyler and Rachel did!
Congrats on the engagement guys, I love you both and I can't wait for the wedding!