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Dear Maison | More Than Friends.

August 10, 2016

Dear Maison,

You are my best friend. These past (almost) two years now have allowed me the pleasure of growing closer to you then I ever imagined possible for myself + another human being. Because of this closeness, it has been easy to grow our friendship + I feel so thankful for the dreams we have shared + worked towards together!

But this friendship has come at a price. One that I was unaware of until recently …

I’m writing this blog post simply to tell you that I am head over heels for you! Everyday I can’t believe that I’m the one that gets to experience the beauty that you radiate physically, emotionally, + spiritually. It is life changing. When I think about these things, I am quickly overwhelmed with fear + insecurities. It’s hard for me to accept that a woman as beautiful as you would love me. That you will wake up one day + realize how beautiful you truly are. So I revert back to our friendship. I am secure in it.

I’m writing this today as a proclamation + promise to push past my fears of abandonment. To boldly pursue the woman that I am madly in love with. I want you to go to bed every night + wake up every morning feeling not just like my best friend, but like the most radiantly beautiful woman in my world.

I thank you for your patience with me + in the way you encourage me. It is my hope + prayer that you would feel beautiful everyday. Please know that even when I fail to show it, you are the apple of my eye. You are cherished + treasured above all else.

With all my love,



  1. Cody Ferguson

    August 11th, 2016 at 3:02 am

    No wonder your guys photos are so raw, real, and genuine! Your passion and zest for life and each other speaks volumes and pours into your work with ease! Awesome Caleb!

  2. Maison Engel

    August 11th, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks, Cody! It was so fun getting to spend time with you + your family. You guys seem pretty awesome as well 🙂

  3. Maison Engel

    August 11th, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    P.S. Killer speech (+ this is Caleb, by the way) 🙂

  4. Amy Kiefer

    August 19th, 2016 at 1:31 am

    You two 😍💕❤️

  5. Maison Engel

    August 19th, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    <3 <3 <3

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