Today, we are so excited to be sharing this sweet engagement photography with you all! From their favorite bar, to the epic desert scenery of Arizona, we love what these two planned for their summer photo session.
Chris and Meagan first met at the law firm they both worked for. They were friends for several years, and would casually flirt with one another from time to time. One night as the two of them went out for a beer after work, Chris decided he would tell Megan about his feelings for her. As he started to confess the way he felt, Megan also shared that she had been harboring a crush on him as well- since day one!
Their first stop for this engagement session, was at the brewery where Chris first confessed his romantic feelings for Megan. They had fun sampling some of their favorite beers, and then went out to the back and took photos by a pretty, historic brick warehouse. Downtown Phoenix is known for cool, artsy shops and allowed for some really unique photography. As they noticed storm clouds coming in, they headed off into the desert for a few final shots. They arrived just in time, and captured some stunning moments of the sun going down over the horizon.
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Today, we are really enjoying these adorable sports-themed engagement picture ideas. Ryan and Brittany love sporting events, and at one point in their careers, had both worked for some of the top Sports Organizations in the country! They love it all- baseball, football, and basketball to name a few. Picking a fun theme for their session was a no brainer for these two lovebirds.
How did the proposal happen? While at The Sanctuary Camelback, Ryan invited Brittany to join him for a drink during happy hour. When she arrived, she was escorted by a member of the staff to a private villa where a video, a note, and rose petals laid gracefully around a glass table.
Brittany quickly turned on the homemade video Ryan put together of some of their sweetest memories together. She watched until the film ended with a picture of an empty ring box on the screen- and as Brittany turned around, she found Ryan down on one knee.
Ryan had set up dinner reservations that evening, and invited both families to join them as they joyfully celebrated their new engagement together!
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The bold Downtown Raleigh city skyline in today’s industrial style engagement session made for the perfect backdrop for shooting a newly engaged couple. Laura and Daryn’s love really shines through the hustle and bustle of the big city and the locale made for some great engagement photos.
After having fun with industrial garages and big buildings, the couple made an outfit change for a little flirting on the grass (with the camera that is!) We love the idea of having an outfit change or two during an engagement session as it provides for a number of different looks for the photos. The couple not only changed their wardrobes, but the location as well, for some more tradition shots.
We are absolutely loving everything that this engagement session has to offer. Congrats to the happy couple.
From the Photographer…
When I met Laura and Daryn for their wedding consultation, I had a good vibe from the get go. This couple was adorable and they were perfect together and not just that – they were perfect with me! It is all about a relationship and connection – not just between the two of them but me and them as well. I mean I am with you like white on rice for your wedding day and sometimes many sessions leading up to the wedding day. When we started talking about what their needs were for their big day, we did talk about an engagement and a bridal session. We determined that the bridals would be at the venue they are getting married at which is the beautiful and elegant Highgrove Estate in Fuquay Varina, NC and when it came to the engagement session I asked them “well what do you want to see in the background and is there a place that is special to you? Daryn started naming graffiti, industrial, straight lines but some green and flowers would be nice too. Laura said – well, that sounds good. I instantly knew that Downtown Raleigh was going to be perfect.
This week’s real engagement will quite frankly take your breath away. Kendra and David’s love for the outdoors really shines through in their gorgeous engagement photos. Grand Teton National Park, in all it’s splendor and majesty, made for an unforgettable background as Nik and Angel Photography captured the one-of-a-kind love that these two share. Did we mention that these love birds met in elementary school…we guess you could say the rest was history!
From David’s Perspective…
Kendra and I first met in elementary school. We became good friends throughout middle school (I even took her to the 8th grade dance) and high school, but never dated.
We eventually found out we were both going to the University of St. Thomas and remained good friends throughout the beginning of freshman year. Towards the end of the school year I eventually worked up enough nerve to ask her on a date and we have now been together almost 9 years. We both grew up playing sports and loving the outdoors, which has now become a huge passion of ours.
After taking several camping trips out west every summer we fell in love with Jackson, WY. So this past year we decided to take a chance and move to Jackson in October.
Before Kendra and I left we had a going away party with all our friends and family to celebrate our big move. Towards the end of the evening I had planned to say a speech to thank everyone. But what they and Kendra didn’t know was that I had also planned to propose.
I said a few words to our parents and friends and then turned to Kendra to thank her for being my adventure partner then got down on one knee and proposed in front of all our friends and family. Who knows where our adventure will lead next.
We don’t know what’s more picturesque- the landscape or this couples genuine love for one another (sigh…)
Congratulations Kendra and David!
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This week’s engagement shoot features Brandon and Kate in two beautiful Vancouver locations; West Vancouver, BC during the summertime and the beautiful Stanley Park in the wintertime. This shoot captures the laid back couple and their cozy playfulness as well as their love for the outdoors in beautiful Stanley Park. This scenery creates a romantic and intimate backdrop for the beautiful couple.
The couple met on Kate’s first day of work at a new job where she says they made, “some pretty serious eye contact,” and after she asked him on their first date… well, the rest is just history. Congratulations Brandon and Kate, we can hear the bells ringing already!
In Kate’s own words…
Brandon and I met on my first day of work at a new job. I was very nervous and trying to focus on learning a new job and meeting new people, when Brandon walked by. He didn’t say much being the quiet and shy guy that he is but we managed to make some pretty serious eye contact.
We shared our first few words later that day and I’m pretty sure from that moment on I had a feeling we would have many conversations to come! I ended up sick and out of work for a few days after and used Brandon as my contact to tell work what was going on.
Well, wouldn’t you know it, from there we started talking more and that talking ended up with me asking him on our very first date. We have had many dates since then, almost 5 years to be exact and we haven’t looked back.
On my 25th birthday, Brandon surprised me with a wonderfully romantic dinner in downtown Vancouver. After a wonderful dinner and a surprise singing waiter (totally unplanned), Brandon took me down to the beach and asked me to be his wife. The night couldn’t have been more perfect; we shared champagne and called all of our friends and family to tell them the big news!