6 years ago I went to the movies with my husband but at that point we were “just friends.” A week and a half later we were dating. We met while both both of us were working at the State Journal-Register newspaper in Springfield, Illinois. I was the photo intern and he was a staff photographer. He is my best friend, teacher and the love of my life. On November 3, 2012 we spoke our vows to each other in front of our loved ones at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, Illinois. It was the happiest day of my life. I wanted to share our story in honor of Valentine’s day.

A note to my husband Justin Fowler… I continue to get butterflies every time you hug me and kiss me. I love you with all my heart. Thank you for being you and always believing in me.

All of the photos were taken by the very talented Justin Runquist of Studio Verite Photography



  1. I love it! Wish I would have been able to make it. Hope you two are doing swell!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these Lane! They are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! So many beautiful moments captured perfectly!!! I can feel the love through my computer screen! 🙂

  3. April Teevan

    Lane, you look absolutely STUNNING! Congrats to the Mr. and Mrs., everything looks perfect 😀

  4. Angel underhill

    These are just lovely Lane. And you and your fella look very much in love. I am very happy for you! 🙂

  5. CHristine mahoney


    You are gorgeous! I am so happy for you and your husband. Your talent gives couples so many beautiful memories and it is wonderful to see your own happy ending.