Sam & Steven

Sam & Steven
Indigo Lake- Cuyahoga Valley National Park

I had so much fun laughing with (and at sometimes) these two hilarious people last Saturday evening!
Steven grew up in my smaller than small hometown. His Mom reached out to me asking about wedding photography because her son Steven had proposed to his girlfriend Sam while visiting Niagara Falls! 
A few days later, Sam messaged me to set up her engagement session. We immediately hit it off. I booked them for late September hoping the weather would cooperate. Sam & Steven live in Columbus with is further away than I usually travel. They decided they wanted to meet in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park because Sam is going to school for Conservation. 
That turned out to be a perfect location! The weather was so absolutely fabulous, we finally got a break from the high 80 degree temperatures with a cool 70 degree day. Every once in awhile a few leaves would flutter to the ground reminding us that it was truly a beautiful Autumn day.
Steven is really great at making Sam laugh. He is a really big goofball. There were a few times I had to pull out my "Mom voice" and tell him that if he cooperates for a minute, he would be able to goof off as much as he likes. But in all seriousness, he was so incredibly loving with Sam. I felt so comfortable with them, like they were old friends. 
Steven proposed to Sam in Niagara Falls after a Buffalo Bills game. Sam wasn't sure if he was serious because he didn't have a ring. She said yes of course. It wasn't until he told his Mom that she knew he was for real! They went together to pick out the perfect ring for her, and they did such an incredible job. We recreated their moment, this time with a ring in a box! Their love is really so sweet it makes you grin from ear to ear! 

I am really looking forward to spending their wedding day with them next September. Thank you so much for inviting me along you too! Congratulations!