We recently met up with one of our 2021 couples for a very special photo session. Ashley and Michael are celebrating their engagement, and also decided to include their little ones Cali and Gioni. This opportunity to capture the couple and their entire blended family was one-of-a-kind and so appreciated by me, as their photographer. It’s always a great day when there are more happy smiles to work with and adorable families to celebrates. Here are some of my favorite shots from their Asbury Woods engagement photos.
This love story is an absolute hit
This duo first met in 2017 when Ashley began a new job with the city. She thought her new role was simply going to involve throwing trash. Little did she know that on her very first night, she would meet one of her life’s greatest treasures.
During that fateful shift, she was assigned to join Michael’s truck — a crew that was already pretty full. As the group attempted to sit four-wide on the truck’s bench, Ashley was nearly forced onto Michael’s lap. It wasn’t great for comfort, but was perfect for sparking a conversation. After that first night of getting to know each other, the two formed a relationship. Ashley’s vehicles were no longer crammed with people, but with sweet gifts like flowers and candy from Michael.
Michael’s 2019 proposal went off with quite a bang. After successfully keeping Ashley in the dark about his plan all day long, his big reveal was met with an exasperated punch from his future-fiancee. Fortunately, the beat-down was pretty brief and Ashley happily agreed. Now, for the knock-out engagement photos at Asbury Woods.
Asbury Woods Engagement Photos
Erie’s Asbury Woods have over 205 stunning acres of land. Still, we knew that they were missing something: this beautiful family! Spring was the perfect time to head into the woods, as the trees were budding and just starting to embrace their full green colors again. The lush growth and wildlife served as a wonderful background, without distracting from the beautiful couple.
Between the nature sounds and the stunning wildflowers, Asbury Woods provided unbeatable ambiance. We’re so thrilled with how the pictures came out and it was such a blessing to connect with this happy family.
Matt Mead Photography is always ready to help celebrate your milestones or simply help document the growing of your family. To schedule a photo session, please contact us today!