What do you get when you bring two lovely souls to the deliriously stunning blue waters of a Texas quarry? Elegance, my friends. Elegance, and a sweet peek into a truly beautiful love! Maggie & Miles were set up by mutual friends, and love bloomed until it landed them before the lens of Alba Rose Photography in today’s gorgeous session! Theirs is a story of human condition and perfect grace — and we are blessed beyond measure to receive even a pinch of their tender bliss!
A word from photographer Rosy Gaytan of Alba Rose Photography:
“A dream location! The turquoise blue water and neutral limestone cliffs served as the perfect backdrop for this engagement session. You’d think it was a destination location by the gorgeous water tones, Instead this quarry can be found in Mckinney, Texas. Each outfit gave this session a different feel with the colors of the Quarry.”
Love notes from the couple, Maggie & Miles:
How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
Miles: “Maggie and I were set up on a blind date by mutual friends. One morning Colin and I were talking and he casually mentioned he and his wife knew a gal that I might like to meet. We had a great conversation about what they saw in her and why they thought we would enjoy knowing each other. I asked for her number and gave her a call. We agreed to meet two days later for lunch at a Mexican joint and the rest is history.”
How did he propose?
Maggie: “Miles planned an entire day date full of adventures. The morning started at my favorite breakfast spot Kozy Kitchen in Uptown. We then made our way downtown to the Dallas Aquarium, had lunch at a sushi spot, and followed it with drinks at the top of Reunion Tower. He then blindfolded me and drove me south to Waxahatchie where a hot air balloon ride was waiting. He proposed in front of the hot air balloon and our best friends were there to capture the moment and pop champagne immediately after. They then told me the four of us were going back to Dallas for dinner. We were immediately seated at a small table inside but a few minutes later the manager came by to tell us they needed our table for a large party and asked if we’d be OK relocating to the patio outside. We all agreed and as soon as we walked on the patio, I was completely shocked to see 20+ of our closest friends and family there to celebrate with us. It was such an emotional and fun night!”
What is your favorite thing about each other?
Maggie: “Miles is the funniest person I know. He doesn’t take life too seriously. He practices reckless optimism — choosing to see the good in every situation, in every relationship, and in every moment of his life. He is the hardest worker, extremely disciplined, and intentional with his relationships. Life with Miles is fun, entertaining, and keeps me on my toes.”
Miles: “I love that she overlooks my faults. I love that she encourages and recognizes my strengths. I love that she loves Jesus. I love that she enjoys talking about the Lord’s grace and provision. I love that she loves to bless others. I love that she loves to dance. I love that she cooks healthy and delicious food, often. I love that she enjoys being outdoors and active. I love that she appreciates travel and other cultures. I love that she pursues healthy friendships. I love that she is a curious learner. I love that she always has well thought out plans for anything she does or experiences. I love that she is organized. I love the sound of her voice. I love that she is talented with and in front of a video camera (she used to be a weather woman). I love that she embraces personal growth. I love that she’s a great interior decorator. I love that she appreciates indoor plants. I love that she is prudent with resources. I love that she loves babies and children. I love that she loves girl-power movies.”
What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another?
Maggie: “Miles understands grace in a really rich way. He’s quick to forgive, he’s generous beyond measure, and is always looking for ways to bless others. He challenges me to see things with new eyes and fresh perspective, to let go of my fears, and to fully trust the Lord for all things.”
Miles: “To seek counsel when unsure of something and growing together thru an active prayer life.”
What is the most important thing in your marriage?
“Partnering together to love Jesus more than all else in life, pursuing excellence in every aspect of life, encouraging one another to grow in our leadership roles, and making the most of the precious time we have on earth.”
What is the most honest thing you can say about love?
“Love is a sanctuary.”