She grew up playing amongst the trees and fields of the Seminary where her parents worked. She spent her days running around with the other kids in the fields and trees of the property, creating stories in her mind and letting her imagination and spirit run wild. Then she met him. A creative soul with her same bubbly personality, they set out on an adventure together. They were two creative souls that were best friends. But Jean-Luc knew that there needed to be something more. He spent hours on end to create the perfect slideshow to ask her out on their first date…and how could Joanna say no to the boy that held her heart?
Fast forward through the years to one afternoon where Jean-Luc was anxiously rushing Joanna out the door to take a walk by the lake. As he grabbed the video camera from the end table, she knew in her gut that something was going on. As they walked through the trees of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, she read little notes posted on the trees that told their entire love story. Waiting at the end of the walk was a final note, a boy, a question, a ring, and the promise of forever.
They’ll be married at Concordia Lutheran Seminary next month, surrounded by loved ones and the Lord. We couldn’t think of a more appropriate place to explore and take pictures of the love story that unfolded in the very same place. Counting down the days Joanna & Jean – xoxo, M