I knew from the minute I met these two that I would love them! Everything about them is the perfect combination of incredibly fun and horribly romantic. On the day of their engagement session it was unusually chilly and pouring down rain, but the rain let up right before we arrived. I’m pretty sure that was their doing – they are such a happy, positive couple they made the sun come out. Warren proposed to Michelle during a mini-vacation to Shenandoah National Park. He inadvertently tricked her into thinking he was proposing a few days before, when he pulled over along the side of the road, asked her to get out, and said something along the lines of, ‘Well, this is a good enough place’ –
and then pulled bubbles out of his pocket. I told you, these two are hilarious. They had me cracking up throughout their consult meeting and engagement session. So Michelle wasn’t really expecting him to propose during that trip. A few days later, he again pulled over along Skyline Drive, turned on their song, opened the door of the car for her, and gave her an Adventure Book that he had made her, just like from the movie Up. On the last page of the book was an engagement ring. See, I told you, they are a beautiful mixture of fun and romance.
We started out their engagement session in Historic Clinton, New Jersey. It was chilly, but they toughed it out!
Next we walked over to CitiSpot, the coffee shop where Michelle and Warren had their first date. Michelle’s brother, Nick, was an amazing assistant and reserved their table for us!
Our final location was Bowman Stickney Farmstead in Stanton. Of course, we had to include their pup, Cooper, in some of the photos! Coop was such a great model, and only needed a bit of convincing, thanks to Michelle’s dad and dog treats. We ended the evening with some awesome off camera flash images – it was drizzling but we still had a bit of sunset peaking through the clouds! I can’t wait for the wedding of these two in a few months :)