A gorgeous couple, stunning urban locations, and joy and love all over the place - everything about today's session from Concept Photography is just absolute perfection.
Erika and Jared both grew up in Orlando, so it was a natural choice for both their engagement session and wedding day; says Erika, "Having the wedding in Orlando reminds us of where we got our start."
The two met the summer before their freshman year of high school, in PE class... in a way that is just TOO dreamy. While running around the track, Erika's knee gave out, and Jared came to the rescue - he picked her up and carried her to the nurse.
They had a few classes together over the years, but didn't start dating until junior year. After attending USF and graduating together (he in biomedical sciences, her in chemical engineering) the two are both currently working on their Masters degrees.
Jared popped the question in the summer of their junior year in college. From Erika: He tricked me into thinking we were traveling to go get pictures on location, although he never told me exactly where we were going. We arrived at Bok Tower Gardens where I was pleasantly surprised given how beautiful the area was. He walked me through the numerous flowers where we finally came upon a clearing where there was a little stool set up with all kinds of little chocolates and sparkling cider as well as a custom quilt with our picture on it sprawled on the grass.
In the midst of my surprise, he kneeled down and asked me to marry him and I immediately said yes through all the tears and excitement. He also had someone taking pictures and video of us behind a tree in order for us to take home the memory.
SO sweet, right? Erika and Jared are having a great time planning and are "super excited" about their upcoming downtown wedding - and just as excited about the honeymoon in St. Lucia! Congrats, you too.