Matt and Shannon

College sweethearts. It is impossible to keep a secret from her, same goes for surprises; and yet the ring was tucked inside his laptop bag just inches from her sweetly dreaming head until the perfect morning. She knew. The moment he produced the red satin bag, she knew. It was a bag she has coveted her whole life, for inside lays an heirloom set of rings and a story she excitedly paints for everyone who will listen. I listen. My heart is thumping in my chest and my eyes tearing over the details; from Grandmother, to mother, and now to daughter, three generations of beautiful southern style love.
Matt and Shannon were perfection last night as we roamed the property of one of the oldest ranch houses in Cochise County. Easy going, quick to laugh, "engaged" is the perfect title for this pair as they compliment one another whole heartedly. I have no doubt that Shannon will embrace her new role as an Army Wife with pride and grace; she's a planner, a doer, one I'm elated to have joining the Army family. And to Matt, there couldn't be another woman more charming or lovely with whom to face the challenges ahead. My most sincere wishes for a soulful and laughter filled marriage. Thank you for granting my every photographic wish!


Shannon said... at September 20, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Karyn, thank you so very much for these absolutely wonderful photographs! This sneak peek is terrific and I can't explain how excited I am about the way we were thrown together through circumstance, happenstance, and plain old luck :)

Karyn Kuniyuki said... at September 20, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Shannon, the pleasure was ALL mine!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at September 20, 2010 at 4:53 PM

How on EARTH did you stage that one of them in the kitchen? Fabulous! Really, they are all lovely and the story behind them is beautiful. (Did the 5D treat you well? :) I would venture to say YES!)

wmvangen said... at September 20, 2010 at 5:37 PM


Karyn Kuniyuki said... at September 21, 2010 at 3:17 PM

The kitchen at the ranch is stocked with vintage accesories, I just with my 15-20mm wide angle lens, using a reflector to bounce window light onto them. I'm sitting at her feet. You're gonna LOVE the whole triptic!