Ifong Chen Weddings

July 16, 2012

Spokane Engagement Session-Jessica and Kevin

Filed under: Engagement — ifongphoto @ 10:26 pm

Love story from my beautiful bride Jessica!

Kevin and I met about four and half years ago through some mutual friends. This was funny though because we had both been friends with these people for years before this, but did not meet until then. We started to hang out a lot and spend a lot of time together just enjoying each other’s company and doing everything together, we were inseparable. We grew together as a couple over the years enjoying so many things together, such as boating, camping, hunting, drag racing, and snowmobiling; like I said we do everything together because we truly are best friends. Last year Kevin got a job in North Dakota that takes him away for two weeks out of every month, and needless to say it is hard for both of us living without our best friend all the time when you know you have a true partner in this crazy world. So to make things easier Kevin got me our Yorkie who we named Ruger, for our love of shooting and hunting and the outdoors. He is my little piece of Kevin that I get to have with me when he’s gone. Even though it is hard for us to be apart our love grows stronger every day. This April we celebrated our 4 year anniversary, which of course he was gone away working. So when he got back he planned to take me out for a nice dinner, so we went downtown and had an amazing dinner on the river. As we made the journey home to our house on the Little Spokane Kevin proceeded to tell me all the things he did at the house that day and could not wait to show me. So when we got home I put on my galoshes with my short pink strapless dress to trudge down to the river so I could see all of his hard work. We walked around and then as we were just chatting down at the river while the sun was setting Kevin tells me he has a really important question to ask me, and that’s when he got down on one knee and proposed! It was amazing and I was too excited and I threw myself around him and of course said yes! So now we continue on this amazing journey together and are loving every minute of it and our love continues to grow, and we are truly blessed and happy to say they we really are getting to marry our best friend. 



  1. Those photos are great, congrats!

    Comment by Jarren Long — July 16, 2012 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  2. You guys look sooo happy. Congratulations again and I love the picture with ruger’s toung hanging out. Makes him look bigger than he actually is!

    Comment by Matt Etten — July 16, 2012 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

  3. Wow, these are fabulous! Love the way Ifong captured you two at play. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos in 10 weeks. How will you pick which ones to have?(It will be 3 years since Ifong took Kali’s pictures. Can you believe it?)

    Comment by Janie L Rumberger MOG — July 17, 2012 @ 12:14 am | Reply

  4. The pictures are gorgeous and portray your love wonderfully. So happy for you two!

    Comment by Anna Butler — July 17, 2012 @ 12:49 am | Reply

  5. Absolutely adorable!! So happy for you 2!

    Comment by Rhiana Mossman — July 17, 2012 @ 1:32 am | Reply

  6. Jess and Kevin- love the pictures-especially the one on the fence post.

    Comment by Jody — July 17, 2012 @ 1:54 am | Reply

  7. Beautiful! The pictures and your love for eachother. It truly shines in the pictures. Love you two Aunt Gina

    Comment by Gina Howerton — July 17, 2012 @ 3:01 am | Reply

  8. These pictures are amazing and I can easily see how much in love you are! Can hardly wait for your big day! Love you both.

    Comment by Kevin Cunningham — July 17, 2012 @ 4:05 am | Reply

  9. The one with Ruger and his tongue out is my favorite!

    Comment by Stacey B — July 17, 2012 @ 6:07 am | Reply

  10. Beautiful couple! I love all of the pics of course! And that your baby was included 🙂 my two favorites are the one in front of the barn holding hands and the one right below it. They need to be in a wedding magazine!! Love you guys, stef

    Comment by Stefanie Howerton — July 17, 2012 @ 1:39 pm | Reply

  11. These pictures turned out great Ifong! We had so much and cannot wait for the wedding 🙂

    Comment by Jessica Howerton — July 17, 2012 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

  12. Beautiful pictures!!!! The big day will be here soon!

    Comment by Paula Ordway — July 17, 2012 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

  13. You two are going to make adorable babies! Much love to you guys! Xoxo

    Comment by Erin Elizabeth Jellison — July 17, 2012 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  14. The photos turned out great! I am so happy for the both of you!! Not too long till the big day 🙂

    Comment by Mindy Yorlano — July 17, 2012 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

  15. Congratulations!

    Comment by Megan Benko — July 17, 2012 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

  16. Absolutely Amazing Photos! But it is easy to take great photos with two such good looking people! Congrats to the both of you!

    Comment by Heather Hendrickson-Jackson — July 17, 2012 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  17. Congratulations guys, get ready for a happy life together.

    Comment by Nick Loehlein — July 17, 2012 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  18. extremely awesome engagement pictures….love how natural it is of you two and of course love the country theme!!!!

    Comment by Lynda C — July 17, 2012 @ 6:49 pm | Reply

  19. Beautiful engagement photos!

    Comment by Nikki — July 17, 2012 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

  20. These turned out beautiful! You did a great job capturing their personalities. -the bride’s sister

    Comment by Sheila — July 17, 2012 @ 8:36 pm | Reply

  21. I absolutely love the ones with Ruger!!! Can’t wait for your big day! Love you Cousin!

    Comment by Stacey Calkins — July 17, 2012 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

  22. Too cute!! These engagement photos look absolutely beautiful, they truly capture the joy and the red barn pictures are my favorite. Ruger looks great as always. Can’t wait to see how the wedding photos turn out.

    Comment by Keshia Rumberger — July 17, 2012 @ 8:49 pm | Reply

  23. beautiful!

    Comment by Shelley — July 17, 2012 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

  24. Ifong, you have a great eye for capturing the moments & colors. Kali’s were beautiful too!

    Comment by Tracy Ward lifelong friend of the Rumberger's side of the family — July 17, 2012 @ 10:33 pm | Reply

  25. Awesome pics you both look gorgeous!!

    Comment by lisa barratt — July 18, 2012 @ 12:48 am | Reply

  26. Really amazing stuff! Ifong is an AMAZING photo taker!

    Comment by Nathan Steele — July 18, 2012 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  27. So happy for you both!! A ‘best friend’ marriage is one that lasts. Jesse & I are lucky to have the same thing. Treat each other with kindness, always think before speaking and your marriage will be blissful. Love you both so much. The pictures are beautiful! Ifong is the absolute best!!!

    Comment by Kali Rumberger Broome — July 31, 2012 @ 3:04 am | Reply

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