Tim & Mary Ellen | Engaged {Federal Hill in Baltimore, MD}

Our couples bringing their sweet pups to their engagement shoots has become very common! We love getting to know our couples during the session and love meeting their fur babies. Finny was no exception! He was smiling for the camera all over the place. We did Mary Ellen and Tim's engagement session on the top of Federal Hill because it holds a special place in their hearts. 

Here is their love story from Mary Ellen's perspective! 

We actually met online through OKcupid! Although the technology helped us find each other, we built our strong connection on the fact that Tim is a former Marine and the weekend we were supposed to have our very first date was the weekend I was running the Army Ten Miler race in memory of my good friend who had recently passed away. I was such an unexpected emotional mess that I needed to cancel our first date! But in explaining why Tim was so understanding and incredibly supportive (more so than you would expect any stranger you just met online to be!) We ended up meeting for the first time that following weekend and it has been simply amazing ever since. I truly think that my buddy was looking out for me from heaven helping me find my one and only.
And the proposal! 
Tim has super stealthy in his engagement plans! He was in cahoots with my older sister in NY who stole me away to get a pedi when we were visiting my family for my niece's birthday in January. While I was busy getting my toes done, Tim went to my parents' house and asked for my dad's blessing. Of course they said yes! Over the next couple months, Tim planned a long weekend in Maine over Memorial Day weekend. During our first full day in Maine, we visited the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens. After finding a beautiful and secluded spot, Tim dropped to one knee and asked to spend the rest of his life with me. I instantly started crying the happiest tears of my life!

Enjoy these images from Tim & Mary Ellen's engagement session! 

Finny, you were a treat. Excited for your wedding Tim & Mary Ellen! In case you missed it, check out Meghan & Paul's wedding at The Athenaeum. There may have been pups in their romantic portraits!