It was moving day for 13-year-old Zach and his family. As he unloaded things into the new house, he noticed the cutest girl (Tia) helping his sister unpack. Although they would not officially meet until they were in college, he recognized there was something special about this girl... Fast-forward five years. Zach’s parents and Tia’s parents hosted a Super Bowl party together, and Zach happened to be home on break from college. These two met that night and discovered all that they had in common. Several days later, they went on their first date—to Prince Street Café, seen below. Many more dates in Lancaster City ensued, as their love deepened.
One evening this Autumn, Tia and Zach were walking around the city as they frequently do. They ducked into Prince Street for drinks, and Tia had no idea Zach had something up his sleeve. A waitress walked over to their table and handed Tia a package that Zach had prepared for her. In the package was a book, a movie, and a hand-written letter from Zach (all these items related back to their first date at this very spot.)
Later in the evening, they were passing Tellus 360—a spot where they’ve attended numerous concerts together. Zach nonchalantly suggested checking out the rooftop area.
He led her onto the roof, and they stood gazing at the city that had become so dear to their relationship. Zach handed another letter to his girl, in which he expressed his love. When Tia glanced over at him, he was on one knee asking an important question : ) They’re planning a May wedding, and I can’t wait!
This couple braved 20-degree temperatures for this shoot!! I love that we photographed them at significant spots downtown—places where they’ve created memories together. Wait until you see the adorable pics as they painted pottery!
Special thank-you to Kristen who did a beautiful job with Tia’s makeup. (Brides, she's an amazing makeup artist!)
Reminiscing about their first date. Where their love began.
They radiate such joy! We dashed across the street for a few shots in front of the Fulton Theatre, where they love watching musicals.
I'm glad they didn't think I was crazy when I suggested photos on top of the parking garage. I just knew we'd capture some dazzling sunlight. Thankfully, Tia is a graphic designer so she understood when I was raving about the sunset!
Oh my GOODNESS, you two!! Such cuties.
After we were half-frozen (brrrr, it was frigid!), we warmed up at Pottery Works. They were totally in their element at their favorite date place.
I'm so pumped with how these turned out.Christmas decor in the city is so festive and romantic!