Congratulations to my sweet couple Katherine and Jason! I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the honor of capturing their love and special day! Katherine reached out to me before she even had her venue secured but she knew she was a Mychelle LeVan bride. She loves my style, she shares a love for faith, fitness and fur babies! We were just meant to be! hehehe. Here is a peek from our engagement session and their love story from my sweet couple! Enjoy! =)
Jason and Katherine met in the summer of 2014 through the Sunday School they attended. Katherine, at that time, would have described him as incredibly shy and a little odd because of how quiet he was, but she always thought he was so nice. For some reasons, she understood him and enjoyed his company. Jason would have described her as involved in the Sunday school class and polite. Ultimately, they struck up conversation at a friend’s lakehouse and that was the beginning of how our relationship developed.
Over the years, they developed a friendship, and would continue seeing each other through regular dinners at his house on Sunday nights with a large group of people. She thought he was a very generous host. Over time, the group dwindled. People moved away, got married, switched churches, etc… Nevertheless, Jason and Katherine kept spending time with one another.
Being the more adventurous one, Katherine was always going places, traveling around, and pondered moving back to Colorado. She kept spending time with Jason as good friends, and eventually, Jason asked her to date him. She said no. For whatever reason she had, she was not willing to tie herself down to Houston and did not know what the future would hold. But still, they kept spending time with one another, frequented their favorite restaurants in the Heights, cooked together, and chatted constantly. More time passed. Jason asked her again to date him, and she said no. He asked her 3 times to date him, and she gave the same response. She always had different reasons for saying no, but he persisted.
After some time, and after giving it significant thought, on December 23, 2017, Katherine finally told Jason she’d “give him a chance.” She admired his persistence and his perseverance, and without having optimistic ideas of how things would go, she moved forward hesitantly. Over time, Katherine saw a different side to Jason. She met his family, and began to see a softer side of him that was very touching. Eventually, Katherine became far more comfortable with the idea, and taking things one day at a time, she started to fall for the sweet guy who continually made time for her despite her shooting him down multiple times before.
For Jason, he felt as if he would get along with Katherine better than most and found her as someone who he could comfortably be around long term as they had much in common. Their differences, Jason found interesting and entertaining. Jason lives for movie quotes from movies like “Dumb and Dumber” and “Anchorman” to name a few- and to that point, Katherine had no idea, nor did she expend that much brain power toward committing movie quotes to memory.
Moving through the frustration of being told “no” multiple times, Jason knew there was nothing that he could do about it. However, Jason did not really see a case where this wasn’t going to work out. So he persisted. Ultimately, his shrewdness and patience pulled him through and knowing that Katherine was just stubborn, he eventually figured his persistence would “wear her down” into saying yes.
In December 2017, Jason was so relieved when Katherine finally said yes. Their relationship grew and over time, there were fewer and fewer reasons for Katherine to say no and far more for her to say yes.
Fast forward to March 23, 2019. Jason popped the question between two birthday parties at the Buffalo Bayou Bend Gardens on a bench. Without question, Katherine said yes, which after their entire journey, that was the yes that he had been looking for. Everything about it was so simple and good. Jason had three things to say: 1)I love you, 2)I want to spend the rest of my life with you and 3)will you marry me. Much in keeping with his personality, it was very direct and to the point. Expecting some long drawn out speech, Katherine responses and said “that was simple.”
Jason said, “well this is simple.”
Jason was right. Loving each other is very simple. It doesn’t have to be complicated and for them it isn’t. Jason and Katherine are two simple people who just love each other. For Katherine and Jason, Life is just a little bit better together. And they’re looking forward to the simple life.