This engagement portrait session is unlike anything we've done so far. But before I tell you all about what it's like to be on an actual NASCAR racetrack, let me tell you a little about this amazing couple.
We know Brian through working together at weddings in the central Texas area. Brian is a fellow Waco Wedding Professional, the DJ behind Broken Spoke Entertainment. We've had the privilege of working with him and his team at two different weddings, and each time we are so impressed with his skill as a DJ, his professionalism as a wedding vendor, and just how nice he, his dad and uncle are every time we chat with them. At this past wedding, we were also able to meet Kendra, his then girl-friend, and the organization behind-the-scenes at Broken Spoke Entertainment.
Brian and Kendra became engaged on a caribbean beach during a recent cruise (seriously, it's such a romantic story), and are in the process of planning a wedding next summer in Ohio, Kendra's home state. But having Texas roots now, they are also having a reception celebration in Texas next year, and asked us to be a part of their wedding celebration here in Texas. We were beyond thrilled and honored, and have really enjoyed getting to know and serve these two.
When brainstorming some ideas for engagement portraits, Kendra share with us her dream of having an engagement photography session at Texas Motor Speedway. See, Kendra's father is a big NASCAR fan, and Kendra fell in love with the sport as a little girl watching the races with her dad. Her love for NASCAR spread to Brian when they became a couple, and the two of them are avid NASCAR fans. They travel from Waco to Ft. Worth twice a year for the NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway. They have a favorite driver, Matt Kenseth in car #20. They are such fans of car #20 Brian surprised Kendra with an actual panel from the car he bought online after the car was wrecked, and they also own a pair of lug nuts taken from a tire during a race.
Well, Kendra's dream came true, and lucky for all of us, last Saturday we were able to take Brian and Kendra's engagement portraits at Texas Motor Speedway. After the NASCAR driving experience class finished that evening, the four of us were given the freedom to be in pit road, victory lane, and even the actual start/finish line of one of NASCAR's official courses.
Now we admit, before Brian and Kendra, we knew very little about NASCAR. But even not knowing a lot, it was an amazing experience being one of 5 people (us 4 plus the track representative who was on hand for security purposes) in this vast arena. We loved having such a unique experience with one of our J&M Sweetheart couples, and were so excited for them to have such a meaningful engagement session as well.
Brian and Kendra, thank you for the NASCAR education and for such an awesome experience. It's been so much fun being a part of your wedding journey. May you guys have many more races ahead!