Kristen and Zach have the type of love story you see in movies: they’ve known each other since they were about two years old! Although they didn’t play wedding when they were toddlers, they did grow up to become great friends. They noticed sparks as they grew older but continued their platonic relationship.

Finally, about four years ago, they planned their first date…and it totally blew Kristen away. Zach was dressed to impress, with a full suit, and had romantic music playing in the car. Kristen completely melted and knew that she had found a boy who would always give her butterflies.

Mother NatureĀ  can be pretty finicky throughout the year, but winter can be an especially tricky time to schedule engagement sessions in Berks County. Snow in photos can be absolutely breathtaking, though treacherous road conditions are always grounds for rescheduling. Thankfully, we avoided any winter storms and their session fell just after we had been hit with temperatures of 15 below zero!Just how incredible is this truck that Dad let them use for their session?! I was pretty excited to learn that it will also be making an appearance at their wedding! Kristen described themselves as a low-key outdoorsy couple, always ready for a good time…and she couldn’t have put it any better! These two were constantly laughing together and so excited to be in front of the camera (and if they weren’t excited, they sure knew how to fake it!). Balie was so excited to come out to play for a bit to celebrate Mom and Dad getting married soon!

In just a few months these childhood friends will promise to stay friends forever, continuing the sweetest love story that will be told in their family for years to come.