It was the last weekend in October. The beautiful shades of burnt orange, brown, yellow, and red burst forth from every stem and tree leaf in sight. Alex and Nick had stolen a moment away from friends and had decided to take one last stroll in the amazing fall weather to take it all in before winter took over. Alex – a girl after my own heart – was so taken with the trees and colors that she snapped a few pictures and seemed lost in the moment with nature. When she finally looked up from her camera, Nick had wandered a little farther along the path and Alex found him in the middle of a crowded group of trees. Nick said, “Come look at this,” and then she noticed at the base of one of the trees was a bouquet of roses. With a smile Alex picked of the roses left against the tree and when she stood upright again and turned back to Nick, he was down on one knee with a ring!
For Alex and Nick’s engagement session, they decided on a fall engagement in Ann Arbor and I thought that tied into their proposal story beautifully. I love it when my couples come up with the locations for their engagement session as it always ends up being a more personal choice - which results in natural, joyful, real images!
Our first stop on the early morning of October 31st, was a cozy little coffee shop, Espresso Royale, where Alex and Nick had spent time first getting to know each other in the beginning of their relationship. From the coffee shop, we wandered beneath a grove of firery-orange trees leading to the University of Michigan Diag. The day was filled with laughter and cuddles as Alex and Nick enjoyed the crisp fall morning and continued to the Nichols Arboretum to wander along the river, amongst the trees, and over the rolling hills.
Alex + Nick, I had so much fun getting to know you guys even better and it was an amazing day to capture your engagement photos. I can’t wait until your wedding day next year! Congrats again!
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