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Ryan & Diana: Longwood Gardens Engagement Session

Apr 30, 2014

These two are absolutely gorgeous.

They made the trip all the way from Ohio for the engagement session and we are  so glad they did.
Di is the sweetest; I loved her from the very first email she ever sent. And Ryan, well he absolutely adores her.
You can tell in every single picture. Seriously, he’s a keeper.

We met them at Longwood Gardens for the afternoon, and had so much fun.
The gardens were full of spring blooms, the lighting was so dreamy, and Di and Ryan were, well- perfect.
Ahh. It’s no wonder these are some of my favorites!!

JCY_4595JCY_4610JCY_4624JCY_4630DSC_0934DSC_0943JCY_4607JCY_4591JCY_4603JCY_4635They have the sweetest proposal story ever.
“I always told him I think its crazy when couples get engaged on Christmas. So of course, that’s when he decided to do it. We always went for walks- so he took me to the Berlin Suites and took me to a gazebo. It was all lit up. The path and the ponds were all aglow. In the middle of the gazebo there was a Christmas tree with gifts all around it. He the told me the Christmas story and had me open the rest of my gifts. Suddenly, the lights turned on behind me and the whole placed looked magical. When I turned back around he was on one knee with an absolutely gorgeous ring.”

The best part is that they chose this location for their wedding, and their first dance as husband and wife will be in this very same gazebo.
I can’t wait!DSC_0947DSC_0948DSC_0954JCY_4648JCY_4668JCY_4671DSC_0974DSC_0970Yes, they looked this good just after driving six hours.
Unreal. 😉

DSC_0968JCY_4704JCY_4691JCY_4696JCY_4688JCY_4690JCY_4718I love all the beautiful architecture in the Italian gardens- so so pretty.

DSC_1003DSC_0991JCY_4723JCY_4728JCY_4735JCY_4737JCY_4746DSC_1007A favorite for sure!!

JCY_4745JCY_4752JCY_4763And this was Mike’s perspective.
I have to say, he is turning into a stellar photographer.
I love being able to work with  my hubby. 😉

DSC_1014JCY_4751JCY_4770I’m so glad we were able to get a few photos in the conservatory in between the crowds of people.

JCY_4771DSC_1024JCY_4782JCY_4790JCY_4795JCY_4812JCY_4847JCY_4856Another one of Mike’s that I love!!

DSC_1051My favorite series of the day…
They’re so cute!!

JCY_4877JCY_4880JCY_4882JCY_4887DSC_1061JCY_4891JCY_4895Yes! Her ring IS absolutely gorgeous.


DSC_1068JCY_4932We are BEYOND excited for your wedding in July!!
Love you guys!


  1. amy says:

    great pics…and her dress, it’s gorgeous!! (do you happen to know where it’s from?)

    • says:

      Thank you, Amy! And yes- I loved her dress too. She found it at Dillards. 🙂

  2. malena says:

    love it!

  3. Leona Lapp says:

    WOW. I totally love these pics… you did a beautiful job!!

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