Garden engagement photos at the Franklin Park Conservatory
“Cliff and I met online through a dating app five years ago. We arranged our first date and when he showed up at the door, he was so cute and kind, it made our first date very intriguing. We both wanted to find out more and we arranged another date. We had both come from unhealthy relationships prior and took our time getting to know one another well before becoming ‘boyfriends.’ As you can imagine, life took us down the path of meeting friends, family, moving in together and talk of our future together.
After over four years together, we went ring shopping and he knew we were talking of marriage, but I wanted to surprise him so he had no idea when I would ask. On Christmas Eve, I made reservations to go to a fine French restaurant and because we were all dressed up, I asked if we could go to my favorite spot in San Francisco to take a quick photo (Dolores Park) with the city skyline as a backdrop. Once there, I got on one knee, brought out the ring box and asked Cliff to marry me. He and I cried a bit and he said yes. We snapped a quick selfie and headed to dinner.
Nine months of planning later, Tessa, the greatest find of our entire wedding, captured our love, ceremony and reinvented our engagement photos. We are so thrilled to have her; she captured our personalities, was supportive, fun and full of joy. She was exactly perfect for our truly perfect wedding day.” —from Christian, one half of the couple
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Photographer: Starling Studio
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden
Alaina Leary Lavoie
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