Vanessa & Jonathan met at University of Delaware in a Marketing class. They were in a study group together and the rest is history! They fell in love as Jonathan played football for UDel and they are getting married next September! I met them at University of Delaware for the engagement shoot and the sun was magical! It was fun walking around the campus, hearing stories from when they were dating in school. I love shooting engagement shoots at places that are special to the couple.
Here is the proposal story!!
Every year, Vanessa and Jonathan spend the Fourth of July week in New England, where Vanessa is originally from. Jonathan decided to propose on July 4th, one of Vanessa’s favorite holidays. It was an overcast morning on Cape Cod, with a hurricane rolling in. Jonathan was eager to propose before it started pouring. He knew the only way to get Vanessa to wake up early while on vacation…breakfast. Since they were a little early for their “reservation,” they took a detour to Chatham Lighthouse Beach. Jonathan suggested they go for a walk to pass some time. He was quick to avoid the news cameras filming the bad weather approaching. After a short time of walking, Vanessa suggested they return to the car since it was a little chilly. To her surprise, Jonathan got down on one knee and said “My favorite Cape Cod memory is when I ask you to be my wife, will you marry me?” To which she responded, “Is this really happening right now?!? Yes of course!” They returned to the car, on cloud 9, when Jonathan gave the bad news that there was no breakfast reservation.However, to her surprise, when they returned to Vanessa’s dad’s house they were greeted by close friends and family that traveled near and far for a backyard barbecue and a day full of celebrating!
Enjoy these shots of Vanessa & Jonathan!!