Thea and Kellan first met when they were both working in Ottawa at Shopify. Their connection only grew as they would seek each other out during social gatherings and Friday afternoon drinks to chat about the best places to eat and outdoor adventures to escape to around the city.
Kellan was a keeper from the very start. Once he learned that Thea loved yoga, he decided to join her at her 6am classes... during the winter! Which he states was well worth the sacrifice. Thea characterized herself as a proper Southern belle, so she allowed Kellan to court her for the next several months which included winter hikes through blizzards. Definitely a keeper!
On their fourth year anniversary, Thea and Kellan went on a hiking expedition to Mount Christoffel in Curacao’s national park. Of course, a 6am hike was in store. But Kellan also had other plans. Once they reached the summit, Thea began taking photos of the breathtaking view of the entire island while Kellan, breathless, exhilarated and excited, got down on one knee and waited for Thea to turn around. Once she did, she was speechless, and so was he! He finally remembered that he needed to actually ask the special question, ‘Will you marry me?”.
Thea and Kellan will be getting hitched at SOCIAL next year, a perfect place for these classy, food-living humans. Here are some of my favourites from their fall-turned summer Arboretum engagement shoot (it was suddenly over 25 degrees when we fully expected autumn weather!). Many appearances of their adorable pup, Charlie Brown, scattered throughout their shoot.