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Jessica + Sam Engagement Session | East Fork State Park Engagement

Engagement

Hills, hill, and more hills… not really.  There were a lot of hills waked, but we’re being a tab bit more dramatic.  Living in the Cincinnati area majority of our lives and doing wedding photography for what seems like forever, this is the first time one of our lovely couples choose East Fork State Park for their engagement session. 

Couple standing in field belly to back holding hands with a sun flare coming through the trees of East Fork State park.

Jessica and Sam wanted a summer filled engagement photos… and they go them!   The day was long and a bit hot (when the breeze wasn’t blowing).  But, that humid tri-state weather did not deter them for being loveable and cuddly with one another. 

Close up of couple hugging with bride to be resting her had on grooms chest with eyes closed as she smiles down with her.
Engaged couple holding hands facing each other smiling at in a a grove of trees at East Fork State Park
Multi-Image photos of engaged couple in an open field at East Fork State Park for engagement photos walking and close up hugging
An engaged couple holding hands walking toward the photographer in a grove of tress while smiling and looking at one another in the summer.
Couple entering a grove of trees at East Fork State Park looking at each other for their summer engagement photos.
Sam looking down at Jessica as she holds onto his arm, smiling at each other during their summer engagement session at East Fork State Park
A couple just about to kiss as he rest his hands on her waist and she grabs onto his face during their summer engagement session in Cincinnati Ohio.
Two image photo of an engaged couple at East Fork State Park near Cincinnati OH with the couple wrapped in each other arms kissing and walking away from the camera as the bride looks over her shoulder
Black and white photos of an engaged couple in an open field at East Fork State Park at sunset looking off in the distance smiling during their summer engagement session
Muti-photo image of Jessica and Sam during their engagement session at East Fork State Park  walking and holding hands giggling at each other.
Black and white photo of an engaged couple in an open field at East Fork State Park hugging each other with soft smiles.
Summer Sunset in an open fields at East Fork State Park outside of Cincinnati OH of a far way engaged couple holding hands while she is smiling at the camera and he is looking down at her.
Photo collage of an engaged couple where the bride to be is leaning on the chest of the groom with one photos a close up of the bride and the second is black and white of the groom kissing the bride to be's forehead
Engaged couple hanging out on the side of a road at sunset in front of a huge field at East Fork State Park during their summer engage session.

Jessica and Sam were major troopers… they were willing to climb up the super steep hill for a photo Nicole had envisioned… and we’re definitely happy with how it turned out!

Engaged couple at the edge of a road for a really far way photo of them with mostly sky during their summer time engagement session near Cincinnati OH

During our first meeting with Jess and Sam, we asked about their proposal story (because we… especially Nicole… adores them).  It was Sam’s birthday, and these two went to dinner to a new place.  Jess explained was unsure of as it was out of the norm for them to go to a new spot but hey it was his birthday.  After dinner they took a “romantic” walk and sat on a bench in the alley by the restaurant. Sam’s disclaimer was according to his online research, the spot was WAY MORE ROMANTIC than in real life.   

As they chatted, Jess apologized for not being able to get him the presents he deserved.  At the time, she was still in school… and broke college student is a phrase for a reason.  Insert Hallmark worthy response now.  Sam replied to Jess (the words may not be exact… but you’ll get the gist), “The best gift you could give me is spending forever with me.”  INSERT TEARS AND GRAB TISSUES!!!!!  How could anyone say no to that line?!  Yeah, we don’t know either because guess what… surprise, Jess said Yes!!!! 

Emerald engagement ring on green leaves
Engaged couple smiling at each other during their summer engagement session at the side of the lake at East Fork State Park surrounded by rocks.
Collage of an engaged couple at East Fork State Park walking along the side lake and a close up of the bride looking down while the groom to be is kissing her temple.
Groom to be is kissing the bride to be on the forehead as she smiles during their summer engagement session on the side of the lake around sunset at East Fork State Park
Back and white photo of close up of hands of an engaged couple highlighting the engagement ring with a emerald cut.
Jessica and Sam are looking at each other during their summer engagement photos on the side of a lake in a rock field at sunset time at a local park outside of Cincinnati OH
Cincinnati engaged Couple on the side of a cliff at sunset with him smiling at the camera and she is sitting on her knees hugging him from the side.
Sunset engagement photo collage at East Fork state park of a close up of the couple and a far away photo of the couple sharing a kiss
Summer time Cincinnati engagement session with a groom's hand holding onto the side of the bride's face as they lean closer for a kiss
Emerald engagement ring sitting on greenery on a log in nature for a summer engagement session
Following a twirl, an engaged couple share a sweet kiss as he pulls her closer at the waist and she rest her hand on his beard during their summer engagement session in Cincinnati OH.

Initially, these lovebirds schedule their big day for Halloween weekend, but because choose to bump up their date for personal reasons.  That means… instead of doing their engagement session in July and then having a few months for them to live with them and love them, they now only have a couple of weeks!  Jess and Sam will be getting married at the end of the month… and TBH, other than the possible Cincinnati summer time heat, we are beyond excited.  As awesome as they were during their engagement session, we can only image how extra awesome they will be on the wedding day. 

Sunset photo of an engaged couple by the lake at East Fork State Park

Jess and Sam, thanks for spending time with us… even if it included walking up steep hills.  We are beyond excited for your wedding in just a few short weeks.  We knew from our first meeting, you were a fun couple and your engagement session just sealed that for us!  Now… we know wedding planning is almost over for you two… but please find time to enjoy what is left.  The day will be here before you know it and everything will be absolutely perfect!!!! 

Have a great day, 

Nicole & Ryan 

P.S… Jess and Sam, we totally forgot to use the smoke bombs during the session!  Guess we’ll have to find another time to use them!!!! 


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