This engagement at Sterlingbrook Farm had quite a few firsts for us! It was the first time that our lovely couple arrived EARLIER than us to a session (and that’s saying something because we arrive early to scope out the lighting and the property!). It was the first time that I took a ring shot on one of my bride’s dresses WHILE she was still wearing it :P and it was the first time that a bride gifted ME something! (I usually do the spoiling!!) I can’t wait for you to see Gina and Jeff’s wonderful Sterlingbrook Farm engagement :)
how they met
Gina and Jeff met in high school through his brother Steve. Jeff was a few years older and she always had an eye for Steve’s “hot” older brother! They were both super nervous for their first date. It was around Christmas time and instead of doing a normal first date, they decided to ride around different ritzy neighborhoods to see all of the romantic Christmas lights.
Just before Gina’s birthday, she actually called Jeff while he was at her parents’ house having a very important talk with her dad! They went out for dinner and Jeff suggested going for a walk. They strolled through their yard and around a beautiful lake at the back of it. Jeff stopped to look at what some kids had written in the sand and pointed to one and asked Gina, “What does that one say?” She walked over to read it and read “will you marry me?” As Gina innocently turned around to relay the message, (not realizing the question was for her!), she found Jeff on one knee!! Her reaction was not only shocked but something to the effect of “Are you kidding me?!”
their Sterlingbrook farm engagement
Gina and Jeff are two of the sweetest people. We pulled into Sterlingbrook Farm to find two smiling faces waving at us. Gina and Jeff were so excited (and nervous!) but they were an absolute dream to photograph and quickly relaxed and snuggled even though the temperature was quite toasty! As we wandered around Sterlingbrook Farm to find a ton of beautiful spots, we talked about their love, their interests and most importantly, their wedding!
Gina and Jeff, I am so honored to be photographing this time in your life. You have already made me feel so special and welcome and I can’t wait to see celebrate your love on your wedding day next year!