I have generally always had very happy and in love couples, but I think these two may be top contenders for the giddiest couple I've ever photographed. If you've had a session with me, you know I like to get a few "simple" shots in there (mostly because I may have some angry parents coming my way if I don't provide at least a few with the couple looking at the camera). I decided I was going to start with this type of photo, but as soon as I told them to hug and then look at the camera, they both started cracking up. That basically set the mood for the whole session, and there were very few moments that they weren't loving on each other and laughing. Amy and Steve are very athletic, so they brought along some fun ways to incorporate that into their session. Nothing is more personal in an engagement session than bringing things that represent you as a couple!
The first set of photos below is symbolic of how Steve proposed to Amy. Here is the proposal in his words (and yes, it made me cry...so sweet!):
"It wasn’t long before I knew I wanted to marry Amy, and she made sure it wasn’t any longer. It was the night of our friend’s birthday dinner at Columbia Restaurant in Kissimmee. It looked like a great area where I could find a nice little seating area overlooking the water while eating some ice cream and pop the question. So I brought the ring with me to dinner, double checking I had no holes in my pockets. By the end of the night it had nearly burned a hole in my pocket I kept fiddling with it every chance I had to make sure it was still there. After dinner we decided to just head home. I had decided that the area wasn’t as nice as I wanted it…or I was just too nervous. On the way back we had a desire for some ice cream. Off to Publix we went. We agreed to the Chocolate Cookie Quarry enough chocolate to kill a horse but oh so good. Got back to the truck and the light bulb went off! I had a great idea to propose! When we got home Amy was quick to slip in to her PJs, which got me nervous (again) that she wouldn’t want any ice cream. Luckily she did and I still had my clothes on from dinner with the ring still floating in my pocket. I scoop the ice cream into our cups, put the spoon in, and then hang the ring around the spoon so it dangles off the side of the cup. I had a HUGE smile on my face and my hands were shaking like crazy. I had to put my hand around the ring so it wouldn’t jingle on the cup. I give her the cup with the ring facing away (probably a bad idea), and she dives into the ice cream like a champ. As she picks up the spoon to take her first scoop, the ring slams into the gooey chocolate ice cream. She is stunned, speechless. (I get goose bumps just thinking about it) She looks up at me with a great beautiful smile on her face; I reach for the ring; dig it out of the chocolate quarry and ask her to marry me. She can hardly speak and nods her head ‘yes’. The first words to come out of her mouth were, “OK, now go wash it off so I can wear it!”
<3 <3 I absolutely cannot wait for their wedding! <3 <3