Last week I had a contest on FACEBOOK for a FREE engagement session.
I had people entering their stories for the reasons they wanted this session. I have chosen a winning couple.
Danielle Chang and Omar Valentin! YAY!
Here is their story…
My name is Danielle Chang. My good friend Kelley Cox told me about you looking for a couple for the “Rock the Dress” or “Engagement Session”. At first when she told me about the submitting the story part, I was a little apprehensive. It is always so hard for me to write about myself. But then I figured, what the hell, and decided to go for it!
My fiance’s name is Omar Valentin. We are having a destination wedding in St. Lucia on 05/29/10…I am so excited! We wanted to do something stress free and low key. We were both raised by amazing single mothers and did not want to burden our moms with the cost of a huge lavish wedding. So, we decided to invite anyone who can join us in paradise to witness our nuptials. Omar and I will be together 7 years this April. We met through mutual friends and both were coming out of previous relationships when we met. I remember thinking he was a total jerk right before we started dating, but for once in my life, I was glad to be wrong
I knew he was someone I could be with for a long time after I returned from my study abroad trip to France. We were only dating 2 months before I went on my month long trip. He was completely amazing through the entire experience. We both purchased journals for each other and wrote in them during our time apart, then exchanged journals when I returned home. He was completely happy for me and encouraged me to do explore and see the world, and I absolutely loved that.
Now 7 years later we are the best of friends and lovers too. We still have the same attitude as we did in the beginning, be supportive, encouraging, and always cherish the time we spend together. We love to travel, ride bikes at the beach, enjoy great food, family, and friends. We always have “Chicken Wing Friday”, I look forward to it every week, it has become a staple for us. We are just really down to earth people who enjoy a good time, no matter what it is. That is pretty much us in a nutshell. Good luck with the selection process! (Of course, I hope you pick us!)
Sincerely, Danielle Chang & Omar Valentin