I kicked off my spring engagement season with Jen and Sam at Valley Forge. My goodness these two are the sweetest! We had so much fun that my cheeks hurt the next day – that’s how much we were laughing and smiling together! Believe it or not, this was actually my first time photographing at Valley Forge! When we were planning the perfect location, Jen and Sam shared with me that they spend a good amount of time hiking at the park. So it made total sense to have their engagement session there! I’m so glad we photographed this season of being engaged at a place where they already have amazing memories. I know they’ll continue to make more memories there too!
I cannot go one without mentioning how PERFECT the weather was, as well! It was a day filled with warmth, tons of sunshine and the sweetest couple who CANNOT WAIT to get married just 6 weeks from now! We are so close to the big day!
We spent over TWO HOURS together during their session. It was a great chance to get to know one another and talk all about the plans they have for their wedding day at French Creek Golf Club! Jen and Sam are so excited to be married and to celebrate with their family and friends! I know I pretty much mention this in every engagement session blog post, but it’s the truth! Every time I ask my couples what they are anticipating the most about their big day, their answer always points to the people in their lives. Celebrating with those that they love the most and who have been apart of their relationship is so special.
Also, we share a love for cats! I HAD to include this in their blog post because you all know I’m a crazy cat lady!!!
I love the story about how they met, too! They first were introduced to one another at work. A few months after Jen left the company they ran into each other at Home Goods! They exchanged a quick “hello” and shortly after, Sam asked for Jen’s number from a mutual friend and the rest is history!
A few years later, they were in Avalon, NJ for a family vacation. Jen and Sam were on their way to breakfast when Sam had them take a detour to go for a walk on the beach. It was just the two of them! Once they were down by the ocean, Sam got down on one knee and asked Jen to marry him! So sweet! After that, they met up with family for breakfast to celebrate!!
As you go through the photos, you can just feel the JOY and love they share as a couple!! I know that their wedding day will be everything they have dreamed of and so much more! I just know it’s going to be the best day ever!