May 22, 2017

Chester County Engagement Photographer | Longwood Gardens | Kelsie + Devin

Engagement

I feel pretty important that these two homebodies ventured out of their house to come out for an engagement session with me.  We took a stroll around the beautiful grounds of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

Spring Longwood Gardens engagement session outside

They spend most of their free time on home projects for their fixer upper in Perkasie, PA.  I’m completely impressed that Devin has taken care of plumbing, electrical, flooring, and painting everything (then again, I haven’t seen the place so there’s that).  He now has an arsenal of tools and just figures it out when there’s an issue.

sweet cuddly engagement session picture on ground at Longwood Gardens walking along path together at Longwood Gardens engagement session

Despite being a self-proclaimed homebody, Kelsie is outgoing and peppy.  She has a tendency to fall but keeps a smile on her face at all times.  On the contrary, Devin stays tight-lipped but Kelsie gets him to let out grins despite himself.

closeup of bride and groom at Longwood Gardens engagement session cute nose kiss engagement picture at Longwood Gardens

He doesn’t like holding hands either.  That doesn’t stop Kelsie.

bride to be in cold shoulder top at Longwood Gardens engagement session

I love going to Longwood Gardens with couples for their first trip.  It is such a magical place.  I was thrilled to see that the new fountains were up and running.

happy couple engagement session in front of new fountains at Longwood Gardensengagement session at Longwood Gardens succulent roomcuddly black and white engagement picture on spring day in Longwood Gardens Conservatory

The pair met 4.5 years ago as co-workers.  She was seeing someone else but they clearly got along.

Longwood Gardens engagement session outdoor on sunny spring day

Fast forward to this past Christmas Eve when a last minute switch meat that their families were having dinner together at Kelsie’s family’s house.  Her family knew he had a ring and was planning on proposing.  After a toast over dinner, her father gave the floor over to Devin and he popped the question.
engagement session in jungle room at Longwood Gardens

He had had the gorgeous Verragio ring (with help from an awesome sister – platinum outside with a band of rose gold inside!) since Thanksgiving but had been teasing her by showing her cheapie rings online and asking her opinion.

Verragio diamond engagement ring on bed of greenery

I will be seeing them again in about a year for their wedding at Holly Hedge Estate.  I can’t wait!

spring engagement session among purple and white wisteria at Longwood Gardens

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
~Marcel Proust

 

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