Ariel and Scott’s engagement session at Natirar Park was a blast! These two are so much fun and so filled with joy – I loved getting to spend the evening photographing their love! I was so excited when Ariel and Scott told me they would be bringing their Corgi pup, Mango, along to their session! I always get so excited when I get to meet my couples’ furbabies! (Thinking about bringing your pup along to your session? Check out this blog post for some tips on including your furbaby in your session!) I have WAY too many favorites from this session, but before I dive in to start sharing all the photos, I want to share some of Ariel & Scott’s love story!
Let’s start at the beginning. Ariel and Scott have been together for 11 years! Ariel told me, “we met through mutual friends during the first few months of college at Bucknell. We lived in the same freshman dorm and had a class together. My friends and I met a bunch of his teammates from Bucknell baseball during orientation and we ended up crossing paths often. I reluctantly agreed to be ~exclusive~ in a dorm stairwell on November 5th, 2009, and the rest is history!”
This proposal story is such a good one! Ariel tells it best, “Scott proposed in October 2018 at one of my favorite places in the world, Riamede Farm in Chester, NJ. I was born and raised on Mendham and have been apple picking at Riamede for as long as I can remember. I thought it might happen at Riamede, but he really threw me off hard once we got there. Later, I learned he was trying to get in touch with the photographer he had hired.”
“Once he found her and met back up with me, she apparently wasn’t very discreet about taking pictures. He was so nervous I’d notice her that instead of leading me back towards the privacy of the orchard, he decided to propose right there in the pre-picked mini pumpkin patch with the ring box upside down. He’s not exactly “smooth” but I’d rather have a life of laughter anyway.”
How sweet is their story!? I can’t get enough of these two, (or their pup!).
Ariel & Scott, you two (and Mango) are an absolute joy! I had the best time with you guys exploring the gorgeous scenery around Natirar Park and soaking up all the golden light! I cannot wait to celebrate your marriage with you iat the Ryland Inn this June! It’s going to be perfect! Until then, I hope you guys enjoy soaking in these last couple months being fiances!!! xoxo