A meeting through mutual friends, some family, and a conversation on Facebook soon turned two individuals into a flourishing couple with love abounding for one another. Now, 6 years later, they are preparing to tie the knot and start forever together. Their engagement started under a sparkling waterfall at Shawnee National Forest. Brandon led Nicole on a beautiful hike through the forest to the waterfall. Once they arrived, he got down on one knee and asked for Nicole’s hand in marriage. A photographer who was there capturing the waterfall saw what was happening and was able to snap photos of the moment as it unfolded. Now, in less than three months they will stand together before family and friends, and say their vows.
Nicole opted for a sunrise engagement session in Forest Park and we’re so happy she did! We’ll gladly get up at 3am if it means we get Forest Park to ourselves! And having these two kissing under a willow tree makes for some amazing photos! 😉 Ok, maybe it’s just because Brandon and Nicole are absolutely perfect together and we’re so thrilled for them, but it really was a perfect morning also. The sun rose looking more like the moon through a thinly clouded sky, but providing such great light for our photos out in the open. Once it finally burned through the clouds, we were ready to move to the willow tree and other locations. It seemed that with every shot, Brandon and Nicole just melted into each others arms more.
Brandon and Nicole, thank you so much for getting up before the crack of dawn for your engagement photos! We loved getting to know you both better and we can’t wait for your August wedding!!! And for more amazing photos in Forest Park! For now though, enjoy your preview! 🙂