AMANDA + DOUG | SCIOTO MILE ENGAGMENT SESSION, COLUMBUS OHIO ENGAGEMENT, COLUMBUS OHIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Do you ever get to a location and completely forget how awesome it is? That was us at Bicentennial Park/Scioto MIle and our couple as well!

We chose to have our pictures done at Bicentennial Park/Scioto Mile in Columbus. Brett Loves Elle suggested a few places and after researching them all we felt that Bicentennial would have some great photo opportunities. We really liked where we went and would do it again if we had the chance.
— Amanda
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Columbus Wedding Photography, Scioto Mile

We headed to Columbus for another engagement session with a chance of rain. I think every one lately has had the chance of rain. We've been getting pretty darn lucky lately though. We still had our clear umbrella's handy just in case. We only had to bring them out a little during this shoot. The huge kicker was the HEAT and the HUMIDITY! Man oh man was it hot. 

The huge downfall of our session was the ridiculous heat. It was 80 degrees with 90% humidity that day which made things slightly unbearable! But, we had a great experience. The entire group was super helpful and helped us to feel more natural and comfortable.
— Amanda
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Columbus Wedding Photography, Scioto Mile

Amanda and Doug are two of the most easy going individuals. They were down for literally anything. With three outfit options this time we had a lot to work with. That's ALWAYS a fun time. We started out dressy...Amanda even had heels! This is a big deal because she basically said she'd probably kick them off in no time flat. Boy was she right. We got a few photos and off came the shoes. I loved it! As many of you know...I tend to kick mine off too! 

We incorporated me not wearing any shoes... I hate shoes and I’m definitely not one to wear heals so they quickly came off and we got some barefoot pictures.
— Amanda
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile

HOW THEY MET

We met in 7th grade math class. I sat down next to Doug and blurted out “You have really pretty eyes!” and insisted that all of my other friends look. He was pretty embarrassed and thought I was crazy for a little while.
— Amanda
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile

PROPOSAL STORY

My parents, Doug, and I were all at Disney World to watch my brother compete at Cheerleading nationals and we had a free afternoon so we decided to go to Magic Kingdom. A few minutes after being in the park, Doug suggested that we get a picture in front of Cinderella’s Castle. I happily obliged and that’s when he got down on one knee and popped the question. I was not expecting it but afterwards when I looked back on how the day unfolded I started connecting dots that I hadn’t previously (such as Doug wanting to dress up nicely to go to an amusement park while I was just wearing jeans and a t-shirt).
— Amanda
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile

One of my all time favorite ring shots at an engagement shoot! She didn't wear them much but they sure looked cute in her hand! 

I definitely think that once they changed into their casual cloths they started to have some real fun!! We found some pretty amazing spots and were so excited to test them out with such an awesome couple! 

What’s one piece of advice you would give to other couples for the session?

Be yourself and be prepared to feel goofy.... it's okay!

Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile

Funny or memorable moments during your engagement session?

A moment I thought was funny was when I realized kissing with your eyes open is awkward when you're being photographed. I've kissed with my eyes open for as long as I can remember so it was definitely hard to adjust.

And of course...being true Ohio State fans. They got out their OSU gear and rocked out O - H - I - O for their shoot too!! They decided to head to the Buckeye Corner and pick up some simple OSU t-shirts for their shoot. Amanda and Doug have been together for 5 years so that really showed in how much fun they had together. 

Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile
Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile

If you'd like to see their full gallery, just click on the link -----> AMANDA LOVES DOUG

Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Wedding Photography, Columbus Wedding Photographer, Scioto Mile

We can't wait to celebrate you special day!! In a little less than a year! August 12th 2017 can't come soon enough!!