It's been about a year since we shot this engagement session with Danielle and Ashlynn. Now I'm going to be completely honest... THEY WERE SO FUN!!!! I don't know if I've ever had so much fun as I did at their shoot. Okay, it probably helped that they brought the cutest puppy...but they also had the coolest ideas and brought some super fun props! I love when our clients inspire us!!!
Daniel and I again, drove from Circleville. But this time it was an absolutely perfect day for a shoot! We all met up at Schiller Park in Germain Village. I love German Village... you have The Book Loft, Stauff's, Schiller Park, and brick EVERYWHERE! How can you go wrong?!? We started out heading to this alley so we could get some great shots with their cute little pup! As you can see we had some fun!
ENGAGEMENT TIP: Adding your puppy is a great option for your engagement session. So many of our couples have fur babies and having them in your shoot makes it just that much more special. Your photographers will understand and honestly we love having them as much as you love bringing them!
ENGAGEMENT TIP: If you do decide to bring your puppy to your session, be sure to bring a friend to hold onto your dog, their toys, leash, treats, and really anything else you just don't want to hold. This helps you feel like your baby is taken care of and not being neglected during the shoot. Adding a puppy can become stressful and this helps relieve that stress.
After giving the puppy a break we brought out the GIANT balloons they had brought! Their wedding date is 10/8 so they got creative and found doors with the numbers around their date...for some reason we just couldn't find 108!!! But all in all they look adorable!
Seeing as how we were in German Village taking photos against a brick wall was a must...we just added a bit of a twist to it! BALLOONS AND BUBBLE GUM. Danielle and Ashlynn were not afraid to be themselves during this whole shoot and I love the photos as a result!
With a quick change of scenery and a change of clothes we kept this awesome shoot rolling. Can I also just say they picked out their clothes so well! If you will notice they weren't matchy-matchy but instead they coordinated their outfits. Aren't they just the cutest?
On December 10th 2014 the couple were at the Columbus Zoo for their annual tradition of viewing the Christmas lights.
Ashlynn: We were enjoying ourselves walking around the zoo when I decided we should go back behind an exhibit that was blocked off. Little did I know that Danielle would agree to my half-joking request. She asked to take a picture of me looking at the lights, so naturally I rolled my eyes and obliged.
Danielle: After sneaking into the closed Bald Eagle exhibit—something totally out of character for me, and totally Ashlynn’s idea—I asked her to stand at the edge of the bridge looking out towards the Christmas lights so I could get a picture. Little did she know I was really pulling the ring out of my pocket and getting down on one knee.
Ashlynn: When I turned around and began walking in the other direction I saw Danielle on her knee and I stopped immediately. I was completely taken aback. I couldn’t believe she was asking me to marry her. Although I don’t remember exactly what she said to me at the time, due to shock, I was in complete bliss. I couldn’t have been happier to know that I would spend the rest of my life with the beautiful girl in front of me.
Danielle: I asked her to make me the luckiest woman in the world and marry me (and some other mushy stuff) and she said “YES!”
Ashlynn: Of course I said “yes” and I embraced her and gave her a big kiss
They brought so many signs and I loved it!!!
Brett and Elle will be heading to this amazing couples wedding today. Daniel and I wish we could make it but are super excited to see all the photos when we get home! TODAY HAS FINALLY COME!! You are going to make the prettiest brides!!!
IT'S WEDDING DAY!!! IT'S WEDDING DAY!!!
If you'd like to check out the rest of their cute session click the link ----> DANIELLE LOVES ASHLYNN
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