Almonia and Demetrius met through mutual friends, although they lived hundreds of miles apart in different states. They had long conversations about long distance relationships and over the course of one year, those long conversations blossomed into love. The night before Super Bowl XLV, Demetrius asked Almonia to be his lady and a long distance relationship commenced. After many miles between the putting a strain on their relationship, Alomina decided to to move to Kansas City, where Demetrius had accepted a new job. On a flight back to Houston, to visit Almonia’s mother for Mother’s Day, Demetrius surprised her and the rest of the passengers by getting down on one knee and asking her hand in marriage, 30,000 feet in the air! This beautiful couple have been flying high from Houston to Louisiana from the beginning of their relationship and it was just befitting to that their e-session was taken at a flight museum, which was captured by James Willis Photography.
Like Alomonia and Demetrius, we’re looking to the beginning of your new chapter.
How We Met (Almonia’s Version):
Demetrius and I met in July 2010 through a mutual friend. Since he lived in Houston and I was living in Dallas we didn’t physically meet until September 2010 in our hometown of Shreveport LA. Afterwards, we remained friends until Febuary 2011. I remember us having a few LONG conversations on a serious topic regarding long distance relationships.
Chapter 1…The Beginning. A true love story began on the night before Superbowl XLV when Demetrius asked me to be his lady. We dated long distance for a year and four months. Many things happened within that time. Demetrius took a job offer in Kansas City Missouri and I was laid off. The distance started putting a strain on our relationship. We both were ready to be next to one another and in each other arms so we agreed that I move to Kansas City. I DID and that was the beginning of Chapter two!
The Proposal (Almonia’s Version):
Chapter 3…The Proposal. Whew! I don’t know where to start! I continue to replay the day in my mind over and over again. May 9th 2013 to be exact! We had been preparing to take a trip back home for Mother’s day. So we boarded the plane, settled in our seats and prepared ourselves for take off. As we were flying, Demetrius stated that he was going to the restroom. At that moment, I should have known something was up because he NEVER leaves his seat while flying! A few minutes after he left for the restroom, a flight attendant made an announcement stating that she had a gentleman upfront that needed a question answered. I was looking to the front at him like what in the world have you gotten yourself into now. That’s when around 30,000 feet above air Demetrius was on one knee asking me if I will spend the rest of my life with him. Clearly, I don’t have to tell you what my answer was, right?! Of course I said YES!
The Engagement Session:
To say the least, our engagement shoot was last minute. Demetrius and I both were home for the Christmas holidays when “I” (Demetrius blames me for the last minute notice) decided to contact James Willis Photography for an engagement session. We didn’t really have a theme in mind however we did agree to incorporate planes since we dated long distance and he proposed on a flight. I contacted the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison Texas and it was a GO.
We are both into fashion so for the flight scene we incorporated some ideas from our favorite fashion magazines. We love to have fun and it was definitely all FUN! Not to mention, it was cold also but that didn’t stop the show. I’m a huge fan of anything black and gold! Classic, elegant and timeless are the three main things we wanted from this session! JW Photography definitely captured every detail and made our vision a reality.
For the second scene we just wanted to keep it simple and laid back just like we are. Family and friends say that we were getting our “Jay & Bey” on in this scene. In our case it was “Mo & D”! The saying goes, “a picture is worth a 1000 words”, so we truly wanted to capture the essence of our relationship and present the gift that God has bestowed upon us…Love!
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