A $3 scratch-off ticket is what prompted Jessica and Joe’s first date – and when he won, the first thought that popped into Joe’s head was of the gorgeous lifeguard he had met a while back at YMCA, but hadn’t talked to in a long time. So testing his luck, he sent her a text inviting her to dinner, his treat. Jessica nearly cancelled on him due to a rough day, but in the end figured it was worth if he was going to buy her dinner. After the movies and talking at iHop until 2am that night, the two were inseparable!
They spent the next five years of life together, going on adventures and eventually adopting a golden retriever puppy they named Nugget. Joe loves to travel and spend time outside and Jessica quickly caught the travel bug as well. To celebrate her college graduation, they planned a trip to Italy and Switzerland for several weeks.
Joe had more plans than just the trip though. On New Year’s Eve, they were sledding on a snowy mountain in Switzerland when they came to a beautiful, scenic overlook. He knew this was his moment. Spotting a passerby hiking down the mountain, he quickly ran over and asked her to take a video of them. While it wasn’t the most perfect, continuous video, it captured the perfect moment – Joe got down on one knee in the snow and pulled out a beautiful, sparkling engagement ring. Both of them were choked up with the emotion of the moment, but Jessica managed to say yes and they rang in the new year of 2020 as FIANCÉS!
It was so much fun to spend an afternoon with these two capturing their engagement photos at Camp Lucy in the hill country of Austin. They are so incredibly sweet and fun together! Jessica and Joe, we can’t wait to capture your wedding in July and celebrate how perfect you two are together!