Leigh & Jared : Engaged

How do I describe this shoot? How do I put into words the love and hilarity of this beautiful couple?! Luckily for me, I have photos as evidence of the aforementioned gloriousness that is Leigh and Jared. Jared and my husband knew each other YEARS ago and we would have the pleasure of seeing him (and his cutie girlfriend, Leigh) at weddings of our mutual friends and other such events. Leigh is one of those ladies that you can meet and chat with for 2 minutes, and yet feel like her best friend. It is as if she truly knows and genuinely cares about you! That being so, because she does! Her totally gorgeous looks (oh, just WAIT!) pale in comparison to her amazing faith, sweet personality and impish sense of humor. A pure joy! Oh, and of course there is Jared. A dashing, witty, creative character that never leaves your time together without a laugh or dull moment. I mean, this guy has more fashion sense than I do (like I said, it’s coming!)! So great! Put them together, and voilá, fabulousness ensues!!!!

Jared proposed to Leigh after a lengthy and creative scavenger hunt through Baltimore! It is one of the most amazing and romantic engagement stories I have heard, and it is described in full on Leigh’s AMAZING fashion blog here! (Check her out, she is so awesome!!!) When they contacted me to shoot their wedding, I was overjoyed, knowing that this would be as joyful an experience for me as I hope it would be for them! J&L will tie the knot in Baltimore between Christmas and New Years this coming December and I can hardly wait. I am thrilled for you both as you enter into this new chapter of life….TOGETHER!

Much love! xo

With first frames like this, you know it is going to be a fabulous shoot. :)

This was Jared’s idea…I LOVE it when clients feel comfortable suggesting fun ideas and poses! So cute!

Beautiful!

What’s an orchard shoot without some apples?!

I couldn’t pick a favorite out of these two…!!

Leigh’s Mother passed away a few years ago and Jared used her diamond in Leigh’s gorgeous Tacori engagement ring. It is beautiful and holds so much meaning. Well done, Jared!!!

Dashing fashion man, or what?!

Most. Amazing. Shoes. Ever.

Gorgeous light, gorgeous couple!

Perfection.

Jared, I love how much you love your beautiful Wife-to-Be!

There is that hysterical Jared coming out. It was so fun and sweet to see how you make Leigh laugh!

WOWZA. Favorite!!!

On top of planning a wedding, these two are busy designing their own clothing line!! Eeee!!! I know I will be first in line for that fabulousness! :)

It’s all in the accessories…:)

Bliss!

One lucky guy!

My goodness, Leigh!! The gorgeousness!!! Amazing!!!

The afternoon Jared proposed, they goofed about, peering around trees in Baltimore. A reenactment?! :)

Beyonddddd beautiful, Leigh!

A spectacular ring!

A fun train case for a fun lady!

These images are some of my favorite and most special of our time together. As I mentioned above, Leigh’s Mother has passed away and her diamond now sits in the ring Jared gave to Leigh. When she was alive, Leigh and her Mom had a special tradition of noticing and admiring ladybugs. After her Mom’s passing, Leigh would see ladybugs appear during big life events (new apartments, the proposal, etc.). As we started shooting, a ladybug found us (mind you, we are in the middle of a huge yard/orchard) and another one flew onto Leigh as we were taking the last shots of the evening. Needless to say, it was an emotional and wonderful blessing for not only Leigh, but me as well. Though I never met your sweet Mom, I feel honored to have felt her blessing on the time spent photographing her beautiful daughter and son-in-law-to-be! She would be nothing but proud of the amazing woman you are and the fantastic man you have chosen! xo

LOVE this of you both!

Joy!

This shoot was amazing. Emotional, meaningful, and wonderful. I feel so blessed to have been able to spend this time with you two, and am so excited to be shooting your special day…NEXT MONTH!! Wahooo!!

Love to you both,

Mary

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