Holiday World is a staple for people in this area. I remember going there every summer during summer vacation. I looked forward to it every year. When I found out that Aly and Ethan both worked there and that’s how they met, it made me smile. Aly had a MAJOR crush on Ethan for the longest time and felt so lucky when he asked her out. She still feels the same as she did and believes Ethan is truly ONE in a million. It didn’t take me long to see that Ethan felt the same way. When he looked over at Aly, you could see his face light up with the love he has for her.
They talked about marriage for a few years before Ethan finally popped the question. And the way he did it was a complete surprise for Aly. She described it to me “Ethan said he wanted to go to Dairy Queen for ice cream. As we were passing through Newburgh he said he wanted to go the overlook because a special boat, the Delta Queen, was passing through. As we got out and were walking along the river, he dropped to one knee and said ‘Will you marry me?’. It was so funny because I originally thought when I was asked this question I would just shout ‘Yes!’, but instead I said, ‘Is this for real? Are you serious!?’ I then, of course, said yes and we both cried and told our parents. Our parents already knew of course cause he had spoken with both sets about it. He asked my father for my hand in marriage, which I appreciate. Ethan has what I call an old soul. He is very traditional so this was important to him. He showed off my ring to my family and was so proud. I named my ring Delta Queen after the boat we were allegedly going to see.”
Aly, as described by Ethan : Sweet, loving, intelligent, driven, nurturing, thoughtful, beautiful, honest, hardworking, funny
Ethan, as described by Aly : Hard-working, loyal, attentive, thoughtful, forgiving, gentle, witty, providing, kind, funny
Aly let me know that she really wanted pictures with their dogs because they are such an important part of their lives and their babies. I always love to be able to incorporate pets into sessions because I know how significant animals can be.