These central Florida natives, Ashley and Thad, are a sweet couple who meet in high school. As their wedding day approached we got together to capture their engagement photos. With their love for the outdoors it was an obvious choice to capture their photos at Wekiwa Springs State Park under the shade of Florida pines. I love the romantic warmth of their golden hour photos.
How he proposed:
Family is extremely important to us, so he knew he had to incorporate them into the whole ordeal. My parents are divorced, so he asked each of them separately for permission. Even though my dad made jokes about saying no, they both gave him their blessing. We hosted thanksgiving for both sides of our family at our home this year. I had recently brought home my newest horse, Luna, and everyone was gathered around by her pasture while I fed her some carrots. I had had a couple of glasses of wine so I didn’t realize everyone was forming a half circle around me. Thad told me he needed to ask me something and when I turned to look at him, he was on one knee. It was so sweet and perfect and I couldn’t have asked for more.