Two high-schoolers met on a blind group date and several days later ended up talking for hours over a few Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel. Now two college students, Rachel and Zach plan to marry next August at Stumptown Mennonite Church. Their anniversary falls on New Years Eve and they have made it a tradition to visit a different city each year. Lancaster, Hershey and Philadelphia have been checked off with NYC on the future bucket list.
The way to fit into Zach’s family is to quickly take up playing cards and Rachel has done just that. They both enjoy the outdoors and exploring the greatest city in America, Philadelphia. (Okay, I may be slightly biased). And as most male Philadelphian residents are, Zach is a huge sports fan and Rachel enjoys the events as well. Family is a huge deal to both Zach and Rachel, from an evening of cards to a weekend away at the beach or mountains. Rachel says “it’s just so much better when he’s there.”
A majority of their 3.5-year relationship has been spent in different cities. Because of this, they simply love spending time together, doing the mundane “boring” stuff, because it doesn’t happen often enough. But through it all they have leaned on
their faith as a constant strength. It wont be long till all their days will be spent together.
I knew the second I heard Zach was a Temple student that this couple would be a blast to work with. After all, Temple University only creates the best (again, I may be slightly biased). After our unexpectedly rainy session, I found out I was right. Thankfully we got the shots in that we needed, and as the rain drenched us we belly laughed all the way back to the car.
Zach and Rachel are simply adorable and so much fun to be around. I am so excited to be working with them both and can’t wait for their next summer wedding!