My couples are so much fun! Caroline & Stefan’s Deep Cut Gardens engagement session was all sorts of perfect! These two are so sweet and so joyful – photographing them was a blast! And they brought their adorable German Shepherd pup, Stella for a few photos too! Stella was so good, and even showed off some of her tricks for us! My day was made. : ) It makes me so happy when furbabies get to be involved in the photos!
Let me tell you a little more about these two love birds! Caroline first met Stefan when she was 15. She was hanging out with a friend when they got a text that a friend of theirs who had just gotten his license was in the neighborhood and wanted to stop by Caroline’s house to say hi. When he showed up he was with a couple of friends (Stefan included) and they all ended up hanging out on Caroline’s porch and talking for a while! After about a year of hanging out as friends, Stefan asked Caroline out to dinner on an official date.
Just wait til you hear how Stefan proposed! As Caroline tells it, “Stefan proposed the Saturday after thanksgiving. My mom was still in town from Wilmington, NC and my older brothers were coming over for what I thought was a normal holiday get together. Stefan suggested we “wait” for them in a special, “fancy furniture only” type of room in the front of the house, which struck me as odd because we never wait for my brothers- they just come on in, and we never hung out or spent time in that room! Anyway- I had asked him to get our dogs name tag replaced a while ago because it had our old address, and while we were “waiting”, he called her downstairs and on her new tag it said “will you marry me” and I turned around and he was on one knee! He also hid cameras around the room. Ha. When we got out of that room, my brothers were already there and there was a party waiting for us. It was great!” How perfect is that?! If you ask me, I’d say Stefan did an A+ job on the proposal! I love that Stella got to be a part of it, too!
When I asked these two what they love about each other, Caroline said, “Stefan is so kind. He goes out of his way to lend a helping hand and brightens people’s days with his thoughtfulness.” Stefan said, “I love how much she cares about other people and her trustworthiness.”
Caroline & Stefan, you guys are the most warm-hearted and loving souls! I’m so grateful for you guys, and that I get to document your love story during this exciting season! Thank you for being your wonderful selves! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding, (and celebrate your 8 year anniversary with you) at Sterlingbrook Farm this summer!! xoxo