Yasmín and Seth are getting married next year in Virginia, so I originally figured we would do their engagement photos somewhere there while I was in the state visiting. Lucky for me, Yasmín and Seth live a little closer to Baltimore than they do to Richmond, so when they asked me if I'd want to travel there for pictures my answer was HECK YES. Then when Yasmín told me where she wanted to do the photos, I just about cried (of happiness). I mean...do you see this place? I am in love with Rawlings Conservatory - it's absolutely gorgeous! I'm sooo excited to share these engagement pictures with you all! Enjoy!
I was driving to Cocoa Beach for Tatiana and Javier's engagement session when it started to rain - great. The radar said it would be a quick storm and clear by 6PM, so we hoped for the best! Most of the time, I love overcast lighting. It's absolutely perfect. But these storm clouds were a little different. Thankfully, it stopped raining, but the storm still lingered near us. It made for some amazing light, and an even more amazing backdrop. I love this engagement session and I cannot wait for their wedding!!
Jennifer and Marino's session was a blast! They wanted to shoot at Lake Louisa State Park which I was super pumped about because I've been wanting to shoot their for a long time! The property was gorgeous and I loved getting to explore it with these two lovebirds!! Unfortunately, one of my close friends is also considering their wedding date, so it's still up in the air if I'm shooting their wedding or not! Hopefully, everything works out, but if not, I'm super jealous of their future wedding photographer!!
St. Augustine is one of my all-time favorite places ever, so when Mandy and Brad asked if we could take their engagement photos there, the answer was YESSSSSSSSS. I was super stoked for these photos, and editing them afterwards made me fall even more in love with this place. We started at the fort and made our way around, visiting the cemetery, and historic downtown afterwards. I cannot wait to shoot here again - hopefully I'll book a wedding here sometime soon (which is the ultimate dream)!! Enjoy these two and the beautiful-ness of St. Augustine, Florida!
Oh my gosh. I know, I know - I say this about all of my couples (but it's true about every single one of them!!!!!) - Ashley and Alex were the cutest!! These guys found me over on Instagram a few months back and booked me for their wedding in September that I cannot wait for! Their engagement session was the first time we met, and it was such a blast learning about them, what they do, and their love story. We took these photos in one of my favorite spots in Orlando - Winter Park. Ashley and Alex were pretty much all laughs...the whole time. Which is my absolute favorite. It was simple to see how much these two love each other. I'm so pumped for their wedding in September! Be on the look out for that blog post coming sooooon! But for now, enjoy this one!
Oh. My. Gosh.
Those are pretty much my only words to describe this session. I was planning a vacation to New Jersey to visit some family, when I thought it'd be a great idea to take a quick trip to the city (especially because I had never been). I contacted Megan to let her know I'd be in town, and that I'd love to see her while I was there. Instead of just planning to hang out, we started planning a PROPOSAL. Yes, you read that right. Megan is seriously one of the most amazing gals I have ever met. I need more lady proposals in my life, because #sheputaringonit.
To make it a surprise, we told Elliot that I was dying to take pictures of a couple in New York City (which I was) and that is was just a fun thing to add to my portfolio. Little did he know that Megan and I had been spending our time discussing proposal ideas, picking out rings, props, and outfits!
Here are my favorite pictures from the first half of our session, I'll continue the proposal story below!
Alright, here's the good part!
Megan and I started brainstorming ideas and locations. I'm unfamiliar with New York City, so I sent her a picture of a location I really liked. Ironically, she told me the location was called DUMBO (down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass) and that her and Elliot had had one of their first dates there. From there, the ideas came rolling in! She told me that the date consisted of Elliot teaching her how to skip stones, so she purchased a stone that was engraved with "Elliot..." on one side and "Will you marry me?" on the other. We were a little nervous he would accidentally toss the stone when she handed it to him, but luckily we didn't have that problem - phew! It was the most perfect idea ever, and his reaction was priceless.
OKAY HERE IT COMES. First, she handed him the rock. He read the rock while she pulled out the ring, and he instantly said yes! SERIOUSLY!? The cutest proposal ever. I'M NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING.
Afterwards, we celebrated and got some of the best pizza I've ever had- actually, probably the best pizza I've ever had. Brooklyn pizza. Holy cow.
Congrats again to Megan and Elliot! I'm still so honored to have captured such a special moment in both of your lives.