Paul and Mary

"sometimes bombs fall quietly..."
-- jason reeves

It was a crisp week in New York City, and I was enjoying hanging out with my buds at PhotoPlus. I was 17 and basically the wide-eyed-wonder-girl (I shoulda had a cape!). I had never been to a "photography convention" and I loved it. One evening, a group of us went to hang out with DJ in his sweet suite. All these "big names" kept strolling in. Me Ra Koh. Becker. Jessica Claire. Dane Sanders. I was excited, overwhelmed, an idiot and wearing too much blush.

Trying to find someone else in my element, I started talking with DJ's videographer, Paul Rogers - a nice, Christian, home-schooled guy from the middle of the country. That night when we left the get-together, my friends and I talked about who Paul would marry. "She'll be the nicest girl eeeever. He's such a great guy. I bet he'll marry this awesome, strong, sweetheart. He totally will."

Cue Mary Segreti.
Tough as nails, sweet as pie and perfect for Paul.

If you are facebook friends with Paul, you have probably seen the endless status messages with every variation of: "I love my best friend Mary Sgereti!"

Paul is one of 12 kids, as is Mary (she actually has 11 brothers! Maaaaan!). I think being a part of a big family helps people take life in stride. Little things don't stress you out, and the calm moments are extra special.

They were soooo hurt-my-heart cute. Paul just couldn't get enough of Mary.

He never took his eyes off of her, he rarely stopped touching her. He kissed her, whispered to her, laughed with her, hugged her. And sweet Mary smiled and kissed and hugged back.

I love them.

We went up to the mountain where they got engaged. Eh, it was alright. It'll do I guess ;D
For real, it was AMAZING.

Aren't they the most precious?! I want to put them in a locket!

And we will end with a big, romantic hug. Yes? Yes.

Congratulations Paul and Mary! Make sure you enjoy your wedding today :D Deal?


  1. that blurry one is out-of-this-world-carazy-awesome. in love with it.
    sooo good kristen!!

  2. AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! LOVE THESE!!! You are amazing Kristen!

    Paul & Mary- I'm so happy for you!

  3. love themmmm! sheesh. so happy.

  4. CIndy15.8.09

    GIRL!!! This is some of your BEST work!!!

  5. Anonymous15.8.09

    Aw they are adorable for sure! The one of them up on the mountain is so cool!

  6. I love the one of them on the mountain!


  7. These are just crazy gorgeous!

  8. Gosh, I think these are the most amazing engagement pix I have ever seen. I am from KC and have followed their sweet love story on facebook. Lucky person to get to photograph their wedding and can't wait to see pic. a sneek peek, please?!!

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  10. I agree with Ashley, the blurry shot is my favorite. Excellent pictures, Miss I AM Kristen.....: )

  11. The 3rd one down from the top is absolutely exquisite. Great shots!

  12. Anonymous2.9.09

    Such amazing photographs. They are so in love!!

  13. Wow that mountain one is sure something and what a big wedding this will be with so many siblings, awesome! Are you going to Photoplus this year? would to meet and have some coffee?


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