Maria & Erik are very excited about their upcoming December wedding. Maria & Erik are very happy to have found each other and to make a union between their two families. Erik proposed by hiding the beautiful ring in some orange Sherbert. Maria’s daughter Lexi was there for the proposal and drew a heart in the sherbert before Maria ate it.
We headed to a local Japanese garden for the engagement session. I first photographed Maria & Erik chatting with each other walking hand-in-hand towards me across the lawn.
I love the way they look at each other. Maria’s gaze seems to say “Erik you are the best man I have discovered in my life. I am so blessed to have found you.” and Erik’s confident look back seems to say “I am so sure about my choice in you. I am ready to spend the rest of my life with you.” Maybe I should ask them what they really were thinking?
Erik and Maria really are larger than life. They have untold energy and a “go for it” attitude in everything they do. Erik’s confidence and Maria’s enthusiasm will allow them to achieve together anything they want in life.
Next, we headed over to the lake for a scenic pose. It’s pretty easy to get them to smile. So long as they are together, they are happy. They are even happier when they are touching each other. This pose has a lot of touching, so it was a good pose.
Since Maria is an angel, I tried a little backlighting so we could all see Maria’s halo.
The back light definitely lit up Maria’s hair. While Erik doesn’t have quite as much of a halo, he lights up when he is in Maria’s aura!
Maria has a beautiful and unusual ring with a bright blue stone and a matching bracelet.
Finally, here are Maria and Erik relaxing on the grass, take 1…
and take 2…
They sure like to be next to each other, don’t they?