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Man oh man was this day a blast! It was a perfect early summer day, I drove out to Orlando with my wife for this Engagement Session. I had been wanting to go shoot in Orlando City for awhile now for an Engagement Session. I was getting pretty tired of the usual park or beach session.
The time had finally come! I met Noah and Katie from a free engagement session contest that I had ran about a month previous of me chatting with them.
We got on a phone call and it felt like we had been best friends since forever. Noah and Katie’s Engagement Session Craft Azalea Park FL was beautiful. It takes you back to a high school lovers movie almost! Their personalities are amazing and you can see the immense love between these two.
We started off by where they first met, Colonial High School in Orlando, right next to Craft Azalea Park FL. We quickly got to work and started shooting right in front of the school entrance.
These guys were a lot of fun to work with on their engagement session. It also helped that they looked like COMPLETE MODELS!! I mean these two you can see the love in their eyes and just truly how much they love each other.
Noah and Katie chose this engagement session location because it was somewhere special to them. This was actually the spot where they both met, and where they got engaged. When we had been discussing where to go, they immediately chose this location for their engagement session.
Noah is actually a magician and does every well with different tricks and what not, so we wanted to make sure we incorporated everything that was important to the both of them to their engagement session. It was going to be such a treat to get something so unique for the engagement session like this!
The area where we were shooting was pretty empty, so it was very nice to be able to utilize the entire space of the location without much interference from other people in the background and what not. Usually within the Orlando City it can be difficult to capture an engagement session, so to have that situation was a really nice change of pace.
Q & A FOR THE BRIDE & GROOM
How Did You Meet?
“We started as friends in the 7th grade and slowly let our love turn a young friendship into a forever partnership.”
When / Where did you go on your first date?
“On September 17th, 2017 Universal Halloween horror nights.”
Tell me a little bit about your first date!
“He invited me over to play Monopoly and have dinner and then we went to Halloween horror nights and had a blast.”
How did you fall in love?
We both valued the power of just being there for each other. It didn’t matter if it was easy or hard or if we knew what to do but as long as both of us were there for each other that’s all we needed.
How did the proposal go?
“Noah told me that we had a reservation at my favorite restaurant, The Melting Pot. While we were on our way “The Melting Pot” called and said our reservation needed to be pushed back (later I found out this was my friend in on his plan). Conveniently when they called we were downtown right around The corner of the school we met at.
And we decided to take a stroll to kill time before our reservation and as we walked past the steps of our school two of our friends who also went to school with us there happened to be standing on the steps with my favorite flower and a picture of us from middle school.
That’s when I knew something was up he then took me back to the car and drove me all the way across town to Universal CityWalk where we got all the way across City Walk to the entrance of Universal where our friend was waiting for us with another flower and a pumpkin to remember the Halloween time of year when we went on our first date. Then we went back across town where my friend was waiting at the restaurant (not the melting pot) where we said I love you with a flower and a heart.
Then we drove back to his house where another one of our friends was waiting for us with the monopoly piece I used on our first date that Noah had turned into a bracelet for me and the final flower I would receive. He then took me on a walk down to the lake the same location where he asked me to be his girlfriend and we shared our first kiss.
At the lake was flowers in the shape of a heart, a candle lit path, and a gift bag. He then got down on one knee opened the ring box to show not a ring but a note. As I finished reading the sweet note, I look up to see Noah who is an amazing professional magician pulling an endless roll of paper out of his mouth then at the end was my engagement ring.
Finally he asked if I would marry him with the most beautiful ring ever given to him by his grandmother. As soon as I said yes thousands of playing cards started shooting out of the mystery gift bag. We then walked back to his house where everyone who was in on the proposal and all of our family and friends were to celebrate us.”
When / Where was the proposal?
“December 10th, 2019”
What are you most excited about for your wedding?
If your love story was made into a movie – What would you title it?
Describe your relationship in 5 words?
“Patient, kind, everlasting, honest, and joyful”
What is something that means the most to both of you?
“Both of us value our individual relationship with God.”
What is your favorite thing about each other?
Katie: My favorite thing about Noah is his confidence
Noah: My favorite thing about Katie is her heart
How have you grown as as couple since your started dating?
“We both have strengthened each other in our faith.”
What is your favorite quirk about each other?
Katie: “My favorite quirk about Noah is his childlike spirit”
Noah: “My favorite quirk about Katie is her silliness”
If you could spend 24 hours with your partner, what would you be doing?
“We would have a movie marathon”
When do you feel most loved by your partner?
Katie: “I feel most loved by Noah when sits and listens to me”
Noah: “I feel most loved by Katie when we watch movies together”
If you could be insanely talented at one thing, what would it be?
Katie & Noah: “Singing 100%!!!”
First impression of each other?
Katie: ” My first impression of Noah was how joyful his smile is”
Noah: ” My first impression of Katie was how adventurous she is”
What are your favorite alcoholic beverages?
N/A : “We both love Cherry Coke Zero!”
What are your favorite candies?
What are your favorite movies?
“Any RomComs/ everything with Adam Sandler in it.”
List any vendors/places where you might have purchased any clothing items or props for your session (ex: Kay Jewelers – Ring, Dress Barn – Dress, Kenneth Cole – Shoes, etc.) *
His shirt and pants: Chubbies
His shoes: Sherry’s
Her dress: idk
Her shoes: Steve Madden