Oh, Peter and Dana. My heart is full. These two grinned from ear-to-ear during their entire engagement session. It’s so evident that they’re smitten with one another! We spent an Autumn evening frolicking around Middle Creek, which was perfect for this outdoor-loving couple. And fun side note: Peter is a former client—I took his senior photos years ago! Their love story began several years ago when they were students at Grove City College. Peter and Dana caught each other’s eye at lunch in the cafeteria with friends. Shortly after that, summer break started… they thought about one another from states away (Peter in PA and Dana in NY).
Summer ended, and Peter and Dana arrived back on Grove City’s campus for their junior year. On a brisk Fall day, they sat in Grove City’s courtyard and spent hours talking and getting to know each other. On that day, acquaintances became friends who soon realized they wanted to share their lives together.
Next summer they’ll exchange vows in New York while overlooking Lake Ontario…and I can’t wait to capture it!
I loved hearing their proposal story! More than anything, Peter wanted Dana to be surprised. This past summer after they graduated from college, Dana went home to NY and Peter's in PA. Peter arranged to secretly drive to New York and pop the question at a scenic spot that is special to Dana and her family. But first, Peter had to be sneaky and call Dana’s boss to get her off work!
As Peter was arriving in NY, Dana’s family was assisting with his plan—Dana still didn’t suspect a thing. She simply thought she was celebrating a night out with her family. As Dana and her family walked around Thousand Islands and gazed at the water, she saw a guy who resembled Peter…"But Peter's hundreds of miles away," she thought. As the guy turned around, her heart stopped as she realized it was him. Peter proposed, and a very surprised but joyous Dana said “YES!”
Candid moment. I turned away to switch lenses, and I saw that Peter had picked a wildflower for his girl : ) So sweet.
One of my favorites! Love their expressions. This just naturally happened--such joy!
I showed them the pic on the back of the camera, and they said, "That's so us!" Exactly what I strive for! Hands-down another favorite.
I just adore everything about this moment. So care-free and natural. You can just feel their adoration.