Throwback Thursday to when I had the honor and privilege of photographing Dustin and Paig’s engagement session at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Having just moved out here at the end of August 2015 to Camp Pendleton, I met Paig when I seen her military ball gown for sale on a Camp Pendleton resale page on Facebook! Paig was quick to invite us to go on a double date with our Marine husbands to the Sunset Market in downtown Oceanside, CA one Thursday night. Ever since that day, we’ve been friends!
Dustin and Paig met back in Seattle, Washington where they attended the same high school. Dustin tried for an entire year to get Paig to date him. They finally reconnected online while Paig was in college and Dustin was stationed at the Marine Corps base in Okinawa, Japan. After she picked him up from the airport on one of his surprise trips home to see his family, he kissed Paig as soon as he got off the plane and the rest is history! They’ve been together now since 2013!
As they were dating long distance they’d write messages to each other, she sent him large care packages, and they constantly Skyped. The first care package she sent to Dustin was for his birthday and she baked her very first ever, cake in a jar!
On another visit home Dustin decided he couldn’t wait any longer to ask her to be his wife! As soon as they got out of the airport, he pulled over into a parking lot and asked her to marry him! As you can see, she said yes! They had a very quick elopement over Dustin’s Christmas break and they traveled back to Seattle, WA to get married with 25 of their closest friends and family in attendance!
Dustin and Paig love to try new restaurants together, binge watch Netflix, and go to Disneyland as often as they can!!! One of their favorite restaurants is a Japanese curry and macaroons restaurant called Coco Ichibanya in Irvine, CA. Their Netflix favorites are Bobs Burgers, Lucifer, and scary movies!
A huge congrats from Kayla Illies Photography to Dustin and Paig on their one year wedding anniversary back in January this year and cheers to many more happy years of being married!
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