I’ve always said that the most romantic dinner EVER would be at an old diner with a cheeseburger, fries and a great bottle of champagne. So clearly, when I saw this e-session, I swooned. Sent to us by Lauri Levenfeld of Zoom Photography, this little photoshoot will most certainly make you smile! And the “love” hamburgers that say it all.

We met freshman year of college in English class at Washington University in Saint Louis. If we saw each other around campus or at parties, we would say hello but that was about the extent of our friendship. At the end of sophomore year we both decided to transfer to the art school and study Visual Communications. Our mutual friend told me this and I was excited. I always had a little crush on him.

The first day of our major we had to chose our seats for the year. I asked him if he wanted to share a cubicle with me and two of my friends. He agreed. Our class hours were long and we had to stay late several nights for projects. We became great friends over that year and were there for each other’s highs and lows. At the end of junior year we started dating.

The proposal came as quite a surprise. The morning he proposed he told me he wasn’t feeling well and took the day off from work. While he was home, preparing to propose, he found a ring that I had lost. This ring was very important to me and I was devastated that I couldn’t find it. At work, I got a message that he had discovered it, I was so excited to come home and get my ring back. I opened the door and there he was, apartment clean, beautiful flowers and him dressed very nicely. I walked in, looked around, and then asked him for the ring that I had lost. He showed it to me and put it on my finger. I thought to myself, that’s funny, it’s like a proposal. After that he looked at me and said that there was another ring he wanted to give me as well. Then he took a different box, opened it and proposed. I said yes!

Since we are both designers, we want to have a strong hand in all of the design elements of the wedding. We designed and used the letterpress ourselves for the save the dates and plan to do the same for the invitations and all printed pieces for the ceremony and wedding. All though it will be a larger wedding, we want to incorporate a lot of hand made pieces so it feels more personal and intimate.

We are getting married in the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. This building used to be the old farmers market in Sacramento so we would like to play up that theme in the graphics and elements.

We didn’t have very many expectations for the photo shoot. We just wanted it to be laid back and let our personalities shine through. I think that Lauri was able to capture that very well. We loved the results. Russ enjoyed it so much that he thinks we should do something like this every five years to document the different stages of our lives.