Throughout their relationship, Janell and Brian were separated by nearly 1,000 miles — she in Kansas and he in Corpus Christi, Texas, training as a Marine pilot.
During one visit, Brian took Janell sightseeing on Corpus Christi's grand retired battleship — the USS Lexington. On top of the flight deck, he got down on one knee and proposed.
When the couple called Kateri of Dulce & Bellezza Photography to book a vintage patriotic engagement session, Kateri instantly suggested the USS Lexington. Without knowing that Brian had proposed there, she asked the couple to stage a proposal near the end of the shoot — and it turned out to be the same exact location where Brian had proposed six months earlier!
Photography by Dulce & Bellezza Photography.