Mia Bella Photography, LLP: Blog https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog en-us (C) Mia Bella Photography, LLP [email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Wed, 18 Oct 2023 17:46:00 GMT Wed, 18 Oct 2023 17:46:00 GMT https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/img/s/v-12/u763837780-o1016622614-50.jpg Mia Bella Photography, LLP: Blog https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog 120 36 Oh Christmas Tree! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2023/10/oh-christmas-tree Join us for our 2023 Christmas Mini-Sessions!

This picturesque backyard tree farm scene
is the perfect setting for your Christmas cards!

πŸŽ„20-Minute Session 
πŸ“·10 High-Resolution Digital Images
Only $250

Click here to schedule: https://mia-bella-photography.as.me/backyard-tree-farm

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Christmas Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2023/10/oh-christmas-tree Wed, 18 Oct 2023 17:45:58 GMT
Little Red School House https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2023/9/little-red-school-house  



Mia Bella Photography

is excited to bring you 

a unique photography experience 

that combines vintage charm 

with modern convenience… 

our “Little Red School House” Portraits! 


Step into the past and capture memories 

against a backdrop inspired by 

the classic red schoolhouses 

of yesteryears. 

Our carefully crafted scene 

exudes the vintage charm of a 

traditional red schoolhouse 

complete with an antique school desk.


Perfect for Homeschool Students!

Don't let homeschooling stop you 

from capturing the magic of 

this back-to-school season. 

Embrace this opportunity 

for stunning portraits 

that beautifully commemorate 

this special time in your child's life.


Limited slots are available for these sessions!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions School https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2023/9/little-red-school-house Wed, 06 Sep 2023 19:48:08 GMT
Once Upon A Time... https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2022/6/once-upon-a-time

Once Upon A Time Portrait Sessions have always been one of our favorite events! 

Join us on June 26th as we honor Cinderella!

Mia Bella Photography will create exquisite images of your little princess

cheerfully performing her chores dressed in Cinderella's work dress,

hanging out with Gus and Jaq 

and lastly dressed for the Royal Ball

in the blue gown inspired by the live-action movie.

Spots are limited! Click here to schedule your session!

Contact Shelley at [email protected] for more information.

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Cinderella Once Upon A Time Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2022/6/once-upon-a-time Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:46:28 GMT
Girls can be Superheroes too! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2022/6/girls-can-be-superheroes-too

For more information contact Shelley at [email protected]

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Stylized Portrait Sessions Superhero https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2022/6/girls-can-be-superheroes-too Wed, 01 Jun 2022 14:45:00 GMT
RAWR!!!! Portraits inspired by Jurassic Park https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/6/rawr-portraits-inspired-by-jurassic-park

Your little paleontologists will love this special event!

5 Digital Images

Only $150

Schedule your session today!



[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Dinosaurs Jurassic Park Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/6/rawr-portraits-inspired-by-jurassic-park Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:43:23 GMT
Little Scholar Portraits https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/5/little-scholar-portraits


Only $50

3 Digital Images

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Graduation Portraits Kindergarten Graduation Portraits Pre-K Graduation Portraits https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/5/little-scholar-portraits Thu, 16 May 2019 17:39:12 GMT
Mommy & Me Portraits https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/5/mommy-me-portraits Mommy & Me Mini-Sessions

5 Digital Images


[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions Mommy Mommy & Me https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/5/mommy-me-portraits Mon, 06 May 2019 12:39:11 GMT
Toy Story Inspired Portraits https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/4/toy-story-inspired-portraits

Join Woody and Buzz in Andy's room for a super fun session!
5 Digital Images


Schedule your session today!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions Stylized Portrait Sessions Toy Story https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/4/toy-story-inspired-portraits Sat, 20 Apr 2019 22:00:00 GMT
Limited Edition Fairytale Portraits https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/4/limited-edition-fairytale-portraits


Mia Bella Photography

is hosting a royal event

and we have invited

Maleficent, Aurora, Belle, Rapunzel,

Snow White and Cinderella to join us!


“Be Our Guest” as we "whistle while we work”

to create beautiful images of your little princess!
We promise it will be the BEST.DAY.EVER!


Each Royal Portrait Session includes:
10 Artistically Enhanced Digital Images
Studio Print Release
Only $200

Your little princess will be posed individually and with a princess.
Little Sleeping Beauties will love posing with Maleficent!


Peasant dresses and princess gowns are available to borrow during your child's session!
Belle’s Village Dress {Size 7}
Briar Rose Peasant Dress {Size 7}
Cinderella’s Work Dress {Size 6}
*Dresses can be pinned to fit smaller children.
*Please contact us for sizes of princess gowns.

Appointment times are limited!

Reservations are required so you better hurry before the clock strikes midnight!

*Due to the time needed for your child's wardrobe changes and character interaction

please schedule only one child per session.

*Please be aware younger children may be nervous or afraid of Maleficent. 

Be prepared to select a princess for your child's session to prevent a meltdown!


[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Beauty & The Beast Belle Cinderella Fairytale Portraits Limited Edition Maleficent" Princesses Sleeping Beauty Snow White Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/4/limited-edition-fairytale-portraits Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:19:16 GMT
Easter Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/3/easter-mini-sessions

March 31st                11am-4pm


5 Digital Images

Only $100


Schedule your session today!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Easter Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/3/easter-mini-sessions Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:54:44 GMT
Superhero Portrait Sessions aren't just for boys.... https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/3/superhero-portrait-sessions-arent-just-for-boys



[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Captain Marvel Inspired Mini-Sessions Superhero https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/3/superhero-portrait-sessions-arent-just-for-boys Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:11:57 GMT
Spring Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/3/spring


March 24                                     11am-3pm

7 digital images
Only $200!


Schedule your session today!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions Spring https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/3/spring Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:15:00 GMT
Valentine Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/1/valentine-mini-sessions

Now booking Valentine Mini-Sessions

January 20th

5 digital images for just $100!!!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions Valentines Day https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2019/1/valentine-mini-sessions Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:15:00 GMT
Santa Portraits https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/11/santa-portraits

November 24th


Sessions include:

5 minutes with Santa Gene (Harrison County's most beloved Santa of all time!)


5 digital images

Kid cone from Black & White Coffee & Ice Cream

Only $65!!!

Schedule your session!


[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Christmas Mini-Sessions Santa https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/11/santa-portraits Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:15:52 GMT
Christmas Card Portraits | Polar Express Inspired https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/10/christmas-card-portraits-polar-express-inspired

All aboard for the North Pole!!

November 18          10AM-3PM

Christmas pajamas are perfect attire for this limited edition session


borrow one of our Polar Express costumes!

"Hero Boy" inspired yellow pajamas and blue robe [size 5]

Child's conductor costume [size 6/8]

5 Digital Images w/Studio Print Release

1 Animated Image (example shown above)

Only $150!

Spots are limited!
Get your ticket early!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Christmas Mini-Sessions Polar Express Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/10/christmas-card-portraits-polar-express-inspired Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:30:00 GMT
Spooky Portraits https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/10/spooky-portraits

After you go to Trunk or Treating this weekend join Mia Bella for this SpπŸŽƒπŸŽƒktacular Event!
Bring your little ghost or goblin, witch or warlock, zombie, mummy or vampire dressed in their costumes! πŸ‘»

Session includes 1 digital image
Only $30/child

Siblings may be included in the same image for just $10 each
Siblings may have their own session for just $20
[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Halloween Mini-Sessions Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/10/spooky-portraits Sun, 14 Oct 2018 18:24:00 GMT
Superhero Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/10/superhero-sessions

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Batman Ironman Mini-Sessions Spiderman Stylized Portrait Sessions Superhero Superman https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/10/superhero-sessions Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:30:00 GMT
Dr. Seuss Inspired Portraits https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/8/dr-seuss-inspired-portraits

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Dr. Seuss Inspired Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/8/dr-seuss-inspired-portraits Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:44:45 GMT
Harry Potter Inspired Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/6/harry-potter-inspired-portrait-sessions Don't miss our Harry Potter Inspired Portraits on June 24th! 


[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) harry potter Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2018/6/harry-potter-inspired-portrait-sessions Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:30:00 GMT
Elf Inspired Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/11/elf-inspired-portrait-sessions

Join Mia Bella and My Little Cupcake

on November 25th & 26th

for this special event!!

Buddy the Ef and Jovie costumes available for your little elf's session!


[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/11/elf-inspired-portrait-sessions Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:45:00 GMT
Back 2 School with Mia Bella & Matilda Jane https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/7/back-2-school-with-mia-bella-matilda-jane

"Back to School" is the perfect time to update your child's portraits with dreamy photos by Mia Bella Photography

and we've made it super easy for you to book a session by taking away the stress of wardrobe shopping!

JoAnna Kirk - IndependentTrunk Keeper #2941 for Matilda Jane Clothing will be your daughter's personal stylist with items from her trunk!

We'll have an old school desk, globe, apples and antique books to document this milestone for your child.

Two packages available!

5 digital images for $125
10 digital images for $199

A Matilda Jane purchase is not required to participate however we are gifting participants a $25 credit towards a Matilda Jane purchase on the day of the event!! Or you can use your credit to pre-order the perfect wardrobe from JoAnna in advance!!

No girls in the family? Boys are welcome to join us too!!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) mini-sessions Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/7/back-2-school-with-mia-bella-matilda-jane Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:04:51 GMT
It's not too late!! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/4/its-not-too-late It's not too late!

Limited Edition Beauty & The Beast Inspired Portrait Sessions

April 22nd    10am-4pm

Collections start at just $150!

Contact us today to schedule!


[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Beauty & The Beast Inspired Portrait Session Once Upon A Time Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/4/its-not-too-late Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:54:12 GMT
Be Our Guest! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/3/be-our-guest We are so excited about our newest Limited Edition Once Upon A Time Portrait Session honoring Belle from Beauty & The Beast! Contact us today to schedule!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions Once Upon A Time https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/3/be-our-guest Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:55:43 GMT
Girl Time...50's Style! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/3/girl-time-50s-style 50's Girls

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions Stylized Portrait Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/3/girl-time-50s-style Tue, 07 Mar 2017 02:49:22 GMT
Milkshake Mini-Sessions for Valentines Day! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/2/milkshake-mini-sessions-for-valentines-day Come celebrate the month of love + make sweet memories with us this Saturday at DJ's Diner in Fairmont!

February 11th        10am-2pm

5 digital images $75

Great for just the kids, families or sweethearts!

Want 50's style images? We will have poodle skirts for our younger clients to borrow!

Contact us to book this limited edition session today!

*One milkshake per session....because sweethearts always share!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions Valentines Day https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/2/milkshake-mini-sessions-for-valentines-day Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:14:59 GMT
Beauty & The Beast https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/1/beauty-the-beast Once Upon A Time Portrait Sessions have always been our passion and over the years we have hosted several events inspired by some of our most favorite princesses...Snow White, Ariel, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa. We are excited to announce that In 2017 we will honor several more!

Our first princess will be Belle from Beauty & The Beast! 🌹 

Be Our Guest this spring and Mia Bella Photography will create exquisite images of your little princess dressed in Belle's blue and white peasant dress and in her famous yellow gown. Details and sample images will be posted soon. These sessions will go fast!! Contact us today to pre-register!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Beauty & The Beast Inspired Portrait Session Once Upon A Time https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/1/beauty-the-beast Wed, 01 Feb 2017 02:54:05 GMT
Livie & Pua | Best Friends Forever https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/1/livie-pua Once upon a time there was a girl named Livie who wanted a piglet. Her desire only deepened when she saw the movie 'Moana' so she prayed and prayed... and prayed some more. Last Christmas she met Pua...her dream come true. By the look on Pua's face it seems the feeling is mutual. 

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Moana Inspired Portrait Session Once Upon A Time https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2017/1/livie-pua Sun, 29 Jan 2017 01:54:16 GMT
2016 Christmas Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/12/2016-christmas-mini-sessions Just a few sneak peeks of our 2016 Christmas Mini-Sessions!



[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Christmas Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/12/2016-christmas-mini-sessions Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT
Matilda Jane Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/10/matilda-jane-mini-sessions

Join Mia Bella Photography and JoAnna Kirk, Trunk Keeper for Matilda Jane, for this very special event!

JoAnna will be your daughter's personal stylist for her portrait session

and will be on hand to show you some adorable outfits from the Matilda Jane Collection.

November 6th

Two packages to choose from:

5 Digital Images for $125                        10 Digital Images for $199

Special Bonus!

Receive a $25 credit towards any Matilda Jane purchase made on the day of the event!

Limited spots available! Book today!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Matilda Jane Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/10/matilda-jane-mini-sessions Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:14:03 GMT
Back 2 School Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/8/back-2-school-mini-sessions Back2School Mini-SessionsIt's almost time to go back to school! Capture your child's school memories with a "Back2School Mini-Session"! Only 75! Includes 3 digital images!

August 1st - August 15th

Only $75!

Includes 3 Digital Images

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/8/back-2-school-mini-sessions Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:49:20 GMT
Ashlee & TJ | Engaged! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/6/ashlee-tj-engaged When we sat down with TJ and Ashlee at Panera to talk about their wedding plans we just knew they would be a joy to work with. We were right! The love and adoration they have for each other was so evident during their session and TJ kept everyone laughing by stealing kisses every chance he got. Needless to say we can't wait for the wedding! We asked Ashlee to share their story...

How did you two meet? 

Through a mutual friend. I worked with her at St Mary's medical center and he knew her through church camps. She told him to send me a friend request on Facebook, he did and we sent messages back and forth for several months until we decided to meet for the first time face to face.

We just went to lunch at Applebee's. Since we had been talking via Facebook and texts for so long, it was a very comfortable date. We felt like we'd known each other for a long time already. After lunch we just walked around at some nearby stores and talked more.

He's a very hard working, dedicated, Christian man. He's considerate, funny, and loves with his whole heart. He's grown to love my daughter as his own, and he treats me with utmost respect and care.


Our relationship is long distance, and it will be until we say I Do. So, I just want to remember how the distance never broke us. It's been hard, but if anything, it's made our relationship stronger.


Our perfect weekends are very simple. We just enjoy being together, at home with our Kate, just being a normal family.
There's too many to count with him! He's a jack of all trades really! And me, nothing special! Haha


Hobbies when you have a 2 year old tend to get neglected. Haha but I like to dance- I've taken dance classes since I was 5. I love it.
Happy. Just happy.


He did! We went to Uncork and Create. It's a painting class where you are lead by an instructor step by step. Our class was making a snowman door hanger. On the bottom portion of the snowman you could write out "welcome" or the family name, whatever you wanted. I went to the bathroom because I'd decided not to write on mine. When I came back, TJ was down on one knee, and his snowman said "Marry me?"


November 12, 2016

Turning to our families and being announced as husband and wife.

We can't wait for that either Ashlee!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Engagement Session Love Story https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/6/ashlee-tj-engaged Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:30:00 GMT
Sneak Peek | Easter Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/3/spring-forward  


Just a few sneak peeks from our 2016 Easter Mini-Sessions this past weekend!



[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Easter mini-sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/3/spring-forward Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:58:00 GMT
2016 Easter Mini-Sessions! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/2/2016-easter-mini-sessions

Spring is almost here and we are so excited for our

2016 Easter Mini-Sessions!

March 12 & March 13


 Two Digital Collections available:
 5 digital images $100
10 digital images $150

 Click here to book!

*The image shown above is just one of the backdrops we have available.

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Easter Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/2/2016-easter-mini-sessions Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:12:49 GMT
Now booking Valentine Mini-Sessions! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/1/now-booking-valentine-mini-sessions

Limited spots available! Contact us to schedule!


[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions Valentine's Day https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/1/now-booking-valentine-mini-sessions Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:35:45 GMT
For his eyes only.... https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/1/for-his-eyes-only

Give him a Valentine's Day gift he'll love....You!

Session includes:
8x8 Photo Book
(2) 8x10 prints
Password protected online gallery
Only $199

Book today!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Valentines Day Boudoir https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/1/for-his-eyes-only Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:27:06 GMT
2015 Christmas Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/10/2015-christmas-mini-sessions 2015 Christmas Mini-SessionsJust a few of our favorites from our Christmas Mini's! 2015 Christmas Mini-SessionsJust a few of our favorites from our Christmas Mini's! 2015 Christmas Mini-SessionsJust a few of our favorites from our Christmas Mini's! 2015 Christmas Mini-SessionsJust a few of our favorites from our Christmas Mini's!

Just a few of our favorites from this year's mini-sessions. All the kids were so much fun!

Special thanks to the Napier Family for allowing us to use their antique truck

and to Cookies by Meagan Ward for creating the snowman cookies for our little guests.

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Christmas Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/10/2015-christmas-mini-sessions Sat, 05 Dec 2015 14:15:00 GMT
All Aboard The Polar Express! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/2/all-aboard-the-polar-express Our Polar Express Mini-Sessions were a blast! Special thanks to the Locust Heights & Western Railroad for working with us!

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Mini-Sessions https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/2/all-aboard-the-polar-express Sat, 28 Nov 2015 15:30:00 GMT
Sarah & Kyle | Engaged! https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/10/sarah-kyle-engagement We fell in love with Sarah and Kyle a few years ago when they joined us for a fall mini-session event. They were so much fun and our cameras loved them as much as we did! We could tell how they interacted during their session that someday they would figure out what we already knew...that they had each found their happily ever after! We were ecstatic to hear the news that they were finally tying the knot! We asked Sarah to share their love story...

 How did you two meet?

About a month before the first Hotsinpiller Memorial fundraiser dance, I found myself single, without a date, and two tickets to this event. A mutual friend of ours, former Harrison County Deputy Jody Cunningham, recommended that I contact a "great guy" he knew who was also single looking for a date to the event. "Just look him up on Facebook," he said. So I did. After several days of virtual stalking, I realized we had many mutual friends, but I was afraid to befriend him, afraid he'd find it too forward or strange. One night, after a couple glasses of wine, I finally clicked the "add friend" button. He just happened to be out with some work friends, a few glasses of liquid courage that benefited me as well. He said he received the strange friend request, thought, "I don't know her, but she's cute, so why not?" and accepted it. The next morning, he remembered the request, was looking through my profile, considering messaging me or deleting me, when I simultaneously sent a message explaining who I was and what I wanted. We chatted all day, and he wanted to meet before the actual event. He picked me up for dinner that evening.

Tell us about your first date!  

When he picked me up for dinner, he says that I jumped in his truck before he was parked, so he didn't even have time to get out and open the door for me. He says I also started my sentence with "and" while chattering on without even allowing for formal introductions. I remember being nervous. He thought it was confidence, which he found attractive. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings, where we stayed until they kicked us out at closing time, but not before we made plans to have a second date the next day: cooking at his house. Turns out, his stove was broken, and he spent the next day buying and installing a brand new stove. He claims our second date was the most expensive date he has ever been on!

What do you love most about each other?  

We value what we have found and don't take it for granted. We each lived and loved prior to finding each other. We each understand the value of those past relationships. They weren't wasted years. They molded us and taught us valuable lessons that have made us better for each other. They brought us to this point in time. We came into this relationship more mature than in relationships past.

What do you want to remember most about your relationship at this time of your lives?  

We want to remember this excited feeling. We want to remember the joy of just being together, of planning for the future. We want to remember the romance and love and desire just to have an evening together, even if we are just watching tv or sitting on the porch.

Describe your perfect weekend together.  

Our perfect weekend together was our engagement weekend. See the "Who popped the question?" section.  A close second is our weekends at Kyle's family farm in Calhoun County with the kids. When we are there, life slows down. There's no cell phone service. There's not internet. We fish, ride fourwheelers, have a campfire, and enjoy just being together with no distractions. It takes us back to a simpler time.

Tell us one fun fact about each person!  

Sarah - She hates dry skin. She can't stand the sound of dry hands rubbing together. She probably goes through a bottle of lotion a week.

Kyle - Kyle is younger than Sarah and he never lets her forget it!

What are your hobbies?   

Sarah - I like to run. I share my love of running by coaching cross country and track at Liberty High School. I also like to read in the bathtub while sipping wine. I am also a crafter and scrapbooker.

Kyle - Kyle likes to hunt and fish, especially at his family farm in Calhoun County. He also likes to ride his Victory motorcycle and watch Reds baseball. His favorite trip each year is our motorcycle trip to Cincinnati to watch the Reds play each summer.

Who popped the question? How?  

Kyle popped the question at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. on April 11, 2015. For Valentine's Day, he surprised me by putting the Hotels.com reservation in my card. He asked my kids for permission, and they even helped pick out the ring. He asked me to do some research about where the best cherry blossoms are in D.C., so that's where we went! We were walking around the Tidal Basin with thousands of other people. He told me to get in front of a flowering tree so he could get my picture. He said the angle was all wrong, so he got down on one knee, then he got closer. It was then that I realized he was fiddling with a ring box. I was stunned. He asked me to marry him and I froze, not sure if it was really happening. He was shaking. I started crying. Marriage wasn't something we had talked about too much, so I was totally caught off guard. I asked him why he didn't snap the picture, since he had the camera in his hand. He said he was shaking too much and couldn't get it to work!

What is the most anticipated moment of your wedding day?  

The ceremony, seeing each other (specifically the groom seeing the bride), is the most exciting moment. Of course, the after party is a close second! We have a lot of friends and family coming to celebrate with us that we hope have a good time.

Why did you choose Mia Bella to document your day?  

We were first introduced to Mia Bella during a fall mini session for our one year anniversary in 2012 when they were still Sweet Peas Photography. We absolutely loved the unposed, romantic, high quality photos from that session that still hang on our walls today! Shelley and Mindy were so much fun and made the process less intimidating. When we got engaged, we didn't even debate who our photographers would be. We already knew.

[email protected] (Mia Bella Photography, LLP) Engagement Session Love Story https://www.mia-bella-photography.com/blog/2016/10/sarah-kyle-engagement Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:00:00 GMT