Spring time is definitely a wonderful season for engagement photos. The weather is great, the sun is starting to stay out longer, and of course, nature is starting to bloom beautifully. Our spring engagement session with Jasmine and Brandon at Mt. Airy Forest in Cincinnati did not disappoint as all three happened.
In our original chats about their engagement session, Jasmine and Brandon wanted a “fall vibe” but to be honest, we were about 2 weeks to late. The time our schedules coordinated, the world woke up from its winter slumber and Spring was in full bloom… literally!
The couple took some time on a free day to scope out different parks in the Cincinnati Tri-State area before settling on Mt. Airy Forest. They loved the variety of spots as they gave off all kinds of different vibes. As for us, we always enjoy the park and love getting an opportunity to capture a sweet love story there.
Online dating is as common of meeting place for people as a bar these days… and Jasmine and Brandon are no strangers to this world. After meeting on a dating app, they physically met at Newport Aquarium for their first date but spend the evening at Smale Park swinging and chatting the night away.
Fast forward a year, after dinner, Jasmine and Brandon made their way back to the same spot at Newport Aquarium. While sitting there, One Man Band by Old Dominion came on the radio. Brandon asked Jasmine to dance, so they did. While they were dancing, Brandon shocked Jasmine as he took one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. Spoiler alert… she said yes!!!
One of the few things a guy has control over is choosing the ring he will ask the love of his life to become his wife with. Most women, on the other hand, have an idea of what they like or dislike. A month before Brandon proposed, while shopping with her sister Jasmine was looking at rings. She explained to her sister she loved the color silver. But when asked about rose gold, she expressed a “meh” attitude towards the color.
Little did she know, Brandon had already purchased her ring, which just so happened to be rose gold. When Jasmine’s sister reported her findings back to Brandon, he began sweating bullets and debating on buying a new one. However, he kept to his guns and proposed to her with the original ring… which is a great thing because she absolutely loves it!
These two love bird will be getting married this fall, 4 years to the day when they met each other for the first time down at Newport Aquarium. Until then, they will continue their wedding planning and everyday life together!
Jasmine and Brandon, thank you for being such great sports at your engagement session and we’re glad the cobra chickens (aka geese) decided to not attack us by the lake. You two completely rocked your engagement session and we KNOW you’ll be super adorable on the wedding day. We can’t wait to celebrate the 4th anniversary of your first date by capturing you two becoming husband and wife. Enjoy this time as your big day will be here before you know it!
Have a fantastic day,
Nicole & Ryan
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