I just can’t get over how I loved doing Danielle and Josh’s engagement session. It was something that I had never done before. Because they both loved to cook, I suggested “Why not do a pre-wedding photo session where you both are cooking?” They loved the idea! I then couldn’t wait to do session with them.
I also love their story of how they met and finally got engaged. However, rather than have me tell the story, I’ll just quote what Josh told me:
Danielle and I first met at a restaurant called Sweet Basil in Vail, Colorado. At the time I was a chef at the restaurant and Danielle showed up one day interviewing for a job as a cook in the kitchen. Once Danielle got hired I would walk by and see her cutting peaches and singing “Millions of Peaches” and would sing along to flirt with her. The secondary color at the wedding is peach because of this. Once I left the restaurant we started dating spending our time skiing, hiking, and enjoying all the activities Colorado has to offer. After a year of dating we moved to Boulder, CO and lived there for one year working at sister restaurants. Since I am from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Danielle is from Maryland, we decided that we both missed the East Coast and moved back to Baltimore near where Danielle was from. We got a black lab then, named Hula. In May and June, Danielle was out of town, so that gave me time to ring shop and come up with an idea for the proposal. It was Monday, June 13, 2011 and instead of walking home from work with Danielle, I went home “sick” early. When Danielle got home she followed a trail of red roses that I had left leading up to the roof top deck. She followed the roses up where I was waiting. There on top of the roof deck I got down on one knee and asked Danielle if she would marry me and she said “Yes!”.
What a lovely and romantic story!
Anyway, here are some of my favorite images from the session. Check out what they were cooking. 🙂