How do I describe Jessica and Dakota? I think the best way would be "soulmates." On a mild Sunday in February, I met up with these two for their engagement photos at Valor Hall in Oak Grove, KY right outside Fort Campbell.
Dakota is in the Army and met his beautiful bride-to-be during his AIT graduation weekend last March. Jessica's best friend was going to Virginia for her husband's AIT graduation and Jessica joined her during her spring break. In typical Army fashion, the soldiers were not able to go anywhere without a "battle buddy" so Dakota was added to the group. Little did he know, tagging along with a friend would be the key to the rest of his life. After the long weekend together in Virginia, Dakota and Jessica had a whirlwind romance traveling to 13 different states together over the course of the year and finally settling into normal life together at Fort Campbell. This past December Dakota popped the question and Jessica couldn't help but say "YES!"
Jessica and Dakota are some of the sweetest people I know. They not only enjoy the little things, but truly revel in them. Jessica made a point to tell me how going to the grocery store with her man, coming home, and putting things away was one of her favorite things. It is a special kind of love that takes the mundane and makes it magical. I was so honored to work with this fantastic couple and wish them the best in their life ahead. Congratulations on your engagement, Jessica and Dakota!