Earlier this summer I had the great honor of capturing my cousin Bryan’s proposal to his college sweetheart, Chelsey. And I have been counting down the days since then until their engagement session! He proposed on the steps outside the building where they first met while at their freshman orientation at the University of Cincinnati. He told her they had a baseball banquet to attend, however, instead of leading her into Tangeman University Center, he dropped to one knee to ask her to marry him. Their families waited and watched as much as they could from right inside the doors, while I stood at a distance so as not to be recognized. Chelsey said yes! And they’re planning their beautiful wedding day and all of the fine details! As I traveled to Cincinnati this past weekend for their engagement session, I replayed their proposal story in my head and could hardly wait to get them in front of my camera again! We started the session in their lovely apartment for some cozy and intimate portraits, including their furry kitty, Mila…who didn’t seem to mind being photographed, except when it was her nap time! Watching Chelsey and Bryan snuggle, laugh, dance, and to just be was perfection. After a wardrobe change, we ventured to downtown Cincinnati for more portraits with some fall color – a perfect match to Chelsey’s beautiful mustard lace dress! – and scenery – to include C’s love of architecture and texture. While it was an overcast day, it played up the moody, romantic tone that these two wanted and in all the best ways! In other words, we couldn’t have asked for a better day all around! C + B, photographing the two of you together was so much fun, and I’m already looking forward to your wedding day in a little over a year! I’m so excited for you both! Could you guys be any more gorgeous?! Ohhhhhh my goodness!!! Congratulations on your engagement! Enjoy a few of my many, many favorites! xxoo
LOVE all of these!!! They’re such a CUTE couple!!! I can’t wait until next December!!!