November 15, 2016

Main Line Engagement Photographer | Ridley Creek State Park | Christina + Jason


I think I might have found a new favorite location for engagement pictures.  On second thought, it’s entirely possible that I loved my session with Christina and Jason because of them.  And Tessa.

Funny German Shorthair Pointer dog barking at couple at photo session

We went to Ridley Creek State Park on an exceptionally gorgeous afternoon with their energetic German Shorthair Pointer (apologies for the redundancy there), Tessa.  She is 3 years old, beautiful, and found the entire situation UN-FREAKING-BELIEVEABLE!!!

German Shorthair Pointer dog in engagement picture at Ridley Creek State Park fall engagement picture at Ridley Creek State Park with dog

Jason had gotten the dog to help him pick up chicks.  Christina and Jason started dating the very next week.  Kudos, Tess!

monochrome dog in engagement session at Ridley Creek State Parksoft romantic engagement session picture at Ridley Creek State Park

The two met tailgating (Christina and Jason, not Tessa and Jason.  That would be weird.) and were friends for several years.  He asked her out and she told him to wait on it and ask again later.  So he came back the next day, asked her out, and they’ve been together ever since.

engagement picture in stone doorway at Ridley Creek State Park yellow green and orange engagement picture in the woods at at Ridley Creek State Park

In a somewhat similar fashion, Jason was planning the proposal one night after Christina came home from work.  He called her into the bedroom to “help him with the laundry.”  She was in a foul mood that day and yelled back that she was making dinner and she’d do it later.  He decided to put it off.

black and white closeup of happy couple at engagement session engagement session with gsp dog at Ridley Greek State Park

…until the next day.  He proposed the next morning before she went to work with this GORGEOUS emerald cut diamond ring.  Though excited, she left on time and ended up in a monstrous traffic jam, missing her morning meeting anyway.

sweet picture with emerald cut engagement ring laughing engagement picture with dog statue at Ridley Creek State Park

They live in Philly and run together several times a week and can be seen at the dog park often.

dog howling in engagement session at Ridley Creek State Park

He knew that she was The One during a particularly stressful time of selling his house and living out of suitcases.  They managed it and they’ll be tying the knot next September at Villanova.  I cannot wait!

Golden fall picture of sexy couple at Ridley Creek State Park engagement session

“I want you any way I can get you. Not because you’re beautiful or clever or kind or adorable, although devil knows you’re all those things. I want you because there’s no one else like you, and I don’t ever want to start a day without seeing you.”
~ Lisa Kleypas, Tempt Me at Twilight

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