Colleen + Alex [Hershey Engagement]

Colleen and Alex were just a bit too young to date when they became smitten with each other…when you’re in love at age 6, there’s only so much you can do about it! Thankfully, through church and youth group activities, these two kept in touch over the years. When they were around 14, they recognized the potential for their friendship to turn into something more. And they’ve been a couple ever since--for the past seven years! No wonder these two are thrilled they’ll be husband and wife next June.  She values his genuine care and concern for others around him. He appreciates her steadfast trust in God….and her homemade eggplant parmesan.  ; )

Their summer wedding will be an extra special one to photograph, because Colleen and her siblings were the first kids I babysat regularly…many years ago! What a privilege to photograph clients whom I've watched grow up through the years.

I love the sweet symbolism of the emeralds in Colleen’s engagement ring. Colleen’s grandfather gave the emeralds to her grandmother for their 35th wedding anniversary. Colleen and her grandfather were incredibly close, and he suddenly passed away last year…before Colleen and Alex were engaged. As a symbol of the grandfather’s “blessing” on the marriage, Colleen’s grandma gave the emeralds to Alex to use in the engagement ring. It’s so special that Colleen will always be wearing a token of her grandparents’ love for each other.

We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous, Autumn evening exploring Hershey Gardens and the Hershey Theater. Could the evening light be any more magical!?

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