I met Ciara and Steven downtown in April for their engagement photography session. Our spring has been so cold and snowy and I have many couples that have been waiting for spring to bloom before we book their engagement photos, but Ciara was so excited to be engagement that she didn't want to wait! Despite the mud and slush, we lucked out with a beautiful, sunny evening. Ciara and Steven just got engaged on Valentine's day, but I think Ciara had been planning the wedding for months because she seems to already have everything organized and booked even though their wedding isn't until 2015! Steven also knew how to play up on her anticipation. Every day for a week before Valentine's Day, he gave her a ring and box from the dollar store before finally proposing with the REAL ring.
I always like to incorporate as much of every couple's personality into an engagement session as we can. Ciara and Steven love to ride their motorbike around in the summer and Steven is a huge Star Wars fan, so they brought along a Storm Trooper and Darth Vader helmet. Although you can't really wear these helmets while riding a bike, it sure would be funny to see that!
I love shooting portrait session right before sunset, especially when we get such a gorgeous ending! Enjoy.