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The Best Trip Ever!!

Just in case you don’t know, I have been dating this wonderful man named Kellan since April 2012.  To say he’s amazing would be the biggest understatement but sometimes I just don’t have the words to describe how much I love this guy.  Some of you know that Kellan is also my wonderful & super talented second shooter at weddings!  He is crazy good and this isn’t even his main job.  He just likes to shoot with me & it’s so fun to get to photograph weddings together!

 I knew right away that he was the one, even before we had kissed!  He’s just so sweet to me & kind to everyone!  He is a great son, a sweet brother, a thoughtful friend, and an amazing boyfriend!  He’s incredibly goofy & makes me laugh almost all the time! He’s so perfect for me & has brought me so much closer to God.   I’m so incredibly grateful for him every day but I figured since it’s Valentine’s day I could share a new little piece of our story! : )

Kellan took me to Fredricksburg, TX this past weekend and it was seriously the perfect trip! We stayed at the Hangar Hotel, which was AMAZING!

Kellan & I agreed that they have the best malted shake in the whole world! It was insane! 

We shopped all around town and basically took photos all day… I guess that’s what you get when you are dating a photographer! ; )
Only in Texas…We had lunch at the Rathskeller, also super amazing! Kellan said his Turkey Ruben was the best he’s ever had!!  Can’t you see his excitement!? 🙂 LOL  I just love how goofy this guy is! So then Kellan took me to Enchanted Rock to hike up to the top! I had never even heard of it but it was so much fun! It kind of made me feel like we were on the moon or something! : )We always bring our camera everywhere because we both love taking photos so I didn’t really think too much of it when Kellan insisted on bringing the tripod so we could set the camera on a timer to take photos…… what I didn’t know was that after about 5 photos he ran over to the camera, hit the timer again like he did before, ran back over to me and said “Here’s your warning!”  We talked about getting married a lot beforehand and I had mentioned a few weeks before that I would like a little warning before he proposed so that I made sure to put makeup on that day  ; ) and he proceeded to just laugh at me but anyway, back to the story… then he got down on one knee and PROPOSED!!!! It was the sweetest thing! : D
I think I was in totally happiness shock! LOL  Sunsets are my favorite part of the day and Kellan knew that so watching the sunset with this amazing view was just exactly what I wanted.  God was really looking out for us because the weather had been so cold and dreary for the past few weeks.  Kellan said he prayed and prayed for good weather and it turned out to be 70 & sunny for us!  It could not have been more perfect! : D  We just sat there snuggled together, soaking it all in and watching the sunset. Kellan, I adore you with all of my heart and I’m so over-the-moon excited that we are getting married!!! You are the greatest blessing to me and I’m so excited that you are my sweet valentine for life! : )

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope it is full of love!


  1. Alyssa

    February 14th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Yay!!! I’m totally tearing up at work over here, thanks a lot! Hahahah! I love seeing your pretty face in your photos for once 🙂 So happy for you two!!! These are such beautiful photos and Kellan thought of the perfect way to take them. I know you’ll treasure them forever. Good job Kellan, I’m proud of you! lol love you guys

  2. Michelle Able

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you best friend!!!! You are so sweet! I love you so so much! He definitely did a great job : ) xoxo

  3. Nadia

    February 14th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    This totally made me tear. I am so incredibly happy for you both… You two are absolutely perfect for each other. Lots of love to both!

  4. Michelle Able

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Awww yay! Love you! : ) Thank you so much !!!

  5. Helena

    February 14th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    YAY!!! I’m so happy for you both! You guys are so perfect together and completely blessed to have found each other. Congrats!!!

  6. Michelle Able

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Yay!! Thank you so much!!! 🙂 We are very blessed!

  7. Emily

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Congrats!!! And these photos are gorgeous!!! 🙂

  8. Michelle Able

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Thank you so much Emily!! : ) You are too sweet!

  9. Lori

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I am smiling and crying at the same time.. Is that even possible?!? I love this lil man like a brother and am so excited you are his chosen one!!! Welcome to the family we love you both so much! Xoxo

  10. Michelle Able

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    awwwwwww! I love you!! You’re too sweet! I promise I’ll take good care of him : ) xoxoxo

  11. Kelly Wamhoff (Cordes)

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Congrats Michelle!! Best wishes and God’s blessings as y’all start your lives together 🙂
    Miss you!!

  12. Michelle Able

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you so much! That means so much to me!! : ) Miss you too!!! xoxo

  13. Kelly Oliver

    February 14th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    A beautiful promise of a beautiful life together after a beautiful proposal… and a beautiful couple. We are so incredibly happy for you two! Prayers and best wishes!

  14. Michelle Able

    February 20th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you Kelly!!! : ) xoxo

  15. Hedy Caldwell

    February 14th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    That is the sweetest story ever and your pictures are so beautiful. We are so happy you found each other! God is so good and has a plan!!! Thank you for sharing and we look forward to seeing your love grow with the years! Kellan; good job! You are a romantic like your dad! Happy Valentine’s Day!!! We love you both! Hedy and Dad

  16. Michelle Able

    February 20th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Awww thanks so much Hedy!!! : ) We are very excited!!! We love you both too!!! xoxox

  17. Lisa Stevenson

    February 14th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Congrats to you both. What a beautiful story. Kellan I’ve loved you since the minute you were born. I feel like you are my younger brother not just my cousin. We’ve grown up so close. And Michelle I’m so excited that you will be in our family. You are a very special young lady. Kellan made a good choice and I’m sure he let God guide that decision. We love you both very much. And we will pray for you and the growing family you will have one day. Love you so much.

  18. Michelle Able

    February 20th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Awww! Thank you so much Lisa!! 🙂 I’m so grateful for your “little brother” & all of his wonderful family!!! You guys are the best!!! We love you too! xoxo

  19. tawny

    February 14th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    haha im crying im so happy:)

  20. Elli Samuels

    February 14th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Omg! Michelle, this made me cry–with joy. The photos are amazing. I am sooo very happy for you guys. I remember how we talked on our hike outside of Hood River about this guy who you were dating that seemed like he could be the “real thing.” How you talked about everything and shared so much… You are such a beautiful, wonderful person. I wish only the best for you and Kellan always:)

  21. Michelle Able

    February 20th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Awww!!! Thank you Elli!! You are so so kind! That means so much to me! I was pretty crazy about him from the very beginning and I’m happy to say I still am!!! : ) He’s just the best! I hope we can have a long and happy marriage like you and Tom! You two are the cutest together!!!! xoxoxo : )

  22. Judy McConnell

    February 14th, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Michelle and Kellan congratulations! I’m so happy for you. Keep the wonderful blessings coming.

    Judy and Wayne

  23. Michelle Able

    February 20th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Thank you so much Judy!!! : ) That is so sweet of you!! Hope to see y’all soon!

  24. Angela Z.

    February 14th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Michelle- I am just SO happy for you. You are a gorgeous person, and now you have a gorgeous engagement story and photos to go right along with it! Congratulations and I can’t send enough good wishes your way!!


  25. Michelle Able

    February 20th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Awwww!! Thank you so much Angela!!! You are so very sweet! : ) I’m so grateful our paths crossed! xoxo

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