Danielle&Brody-Riverside Engagement

This fall and winter has been full of engagement sessions for all of my couple’s whos weddings are next year! I love getting to know my couples through an engagement session because I get to know them and their love for each other!

Danielle and Brody’s love is like no other. They’ve been together since they were in 7th grade! Danielle said that she was the new kid in school in 4th grade and always had a crush on Brody. She said that she feels like she’s always loved him, even though at 9 years old things weren’t serious! 12 years have gone by and now they get to seal the deal by getting married at the family business which happens to be a nursery, and where we had their engagement session!

The love these two have for each other is contagious. Danielle said “I am extremely fortunate to have someone in my life like Brody; he’s eccentric, intelligent, handsome and warmhearted. He’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. And as we get older, I think I love him more and more each day.”

When I arrived at the nursery, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that it was Brody’s family business and that the two were going to say their I do’s there in May, but I did not expect there to be as many options for backgrounds as there were! The amount of land that they have is insane. Some family  lives on the property as well and we got to pass by their houses and see family members as we went from location to location. The two decided that getting married at the nursery was the perfect venue for them because, “The nursery is something that is shared within Brody’s family so this is a home-like place to tie the ol’knot. As a couple we are looking forward to celebrate the best day ever with our closest family and friends. We don’t need glitz and glam, exorbitant flowers, or anything that doesn’t define the two of us. A truly natural and beautiful setting with our people is all we really want.” If you can’t tell, the entire nursery is full of naturally beautiful spots, I’m seriously so excited to photograph them here again on their wedding day!

One of my favorite questions to ask the couple is how they got engaged. Danielle and Brody planned a huge trip out to Zion National Park to spend spring break and to celebrate their 11 year anniversary. The two of them met up with some close friends and backpacked through Watchman’s Trail to watch the sunset. Danielle said she turned around to look at their friends and to fix her hat and by the time she turned around, Brody was on one knee. After that, lots of tears were shed and she said she did a good amount of ugly crying, but it is her best memory! The date that Brody proposed on has a significant meaning to the both of them, as it is both their grandfather’s birthdays which is extremely special to Danielle.

These two are the sweetest most down to earth couple and I seriously can not wait for their wedding day. Danielle teased me with the promise of Cheesesteaks and donuts to munch on for dinner, so you know how excited I am for their special day!

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