May 11. 2019 was a humid and rainy day in Jackson, MS. That didn’t stop these two gorgeous humans from having the BEST day of their lives. Their love for one another filled the entire room and each and every guest could feel it - and commented on ‘how much they love one another’
Here’s a brief summary on how they met and how the proposal happened!
Matthew and Payton Kiefer wed May 11. 2019 in Jackson, MS. They met in Jackson, MS in June of 2016 when Matthew was studying Law Mississippi College and Payton was studying Social Work. They begin dating and saw one another every weekend until May of 2017, when Matt left for TBS for training in the Marines. He then was sent to OCS in Washington Virginia. They dated long distance for two years! Payton would fly to his location every few months - but would sometimes have to wait upwards of 6 months at a time. They beat the odds of long distance and made it work. Matthew then got his orders that he would be stationed in San Diego CA in 2018. Matthew flew home to Mississippi first to see family and friends, and of course, Payton. They had already discussed marriage a small bit, but nothing too serious. They decided that it could be fun if Payton were to help move Matthew across the country to CA. They took the long 2 and a half day trip from Mississippi to California along route 66 to see everything they could along the way. Payton flew back to MS a few days later, and Matthew begin his new job in CA. In November of 2018, Payton flew back to San Diego for the Marine Corps Ball. One morning while she was visiting, Matthew had planned to ask Payton to marry him on the beaches of San Diego. They woke up early, as Matthew had requested and got ready for the beach. Payton, the casual MS girl that she is, decided this was strange and that she was tired and so she just put on a Tee shirt and shorts. When she told Matthew she was ready he requested for her to put on that pretty dress she had with her! A bit puzzled, Payton did so. After a short walk on the beach, Matthew got down on his knee and ask Payton to Marry him.
A whirlwind later and Payton now resides in San Diego with her Marine & JAG, Matthew.
I love you guys and I am so happy for the both of you! Thank you for allowing me to capture your gorgeous day!