We aren't mad that winter is gone, but how cute are these guys?! We love their cozy winter engagement session!
The love story...
Jim & Dan met at Barksdale Theatre in the summer of 1998, during their stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show." That summer, Dan had just graduated from the University of Richmond and found his first professional experience working backstage on the production. After many years of performing in community theater, Jim had auditioned for his first professional role. It took Jim 6 auditions to land the role of Dr. Frank N' Furter, a dream of his. They met in late May. After shows, the cast would hang out at The Lighthouse, the Fan bar patronized by the Richmond theatre crowd. As the summer went by, eye contact across the room became a table in the corner for words shared by just the two of them.
During a quick 45-second costume change one night, Jim raced to his place and asked Dan, "Do I have lipstick on my teeth?" Dan answered with a kiss. 16 years later, the couple is still bonded by that kiss. Since, they've worked in the arts and education sectors, giving back to the city that brought them together.
How they got engaged...
On the day it became legal to marry in Virginia, Dan surprised Jim. Home from work that day, Dan was about to take the dog for a walk, while Jim prepped work out. In a spur of the moment, Dan came upstairs and said, "Can I ask you a question?" Knowing he wanted to propose, Dan had stopped by a shop on the way home and picked up the only thing he could think off in the spur of the moment. He got down on one knee and proposed. Never has a Ring Pop tasted so sweet.