After a few attempts due to the weather Dawn & I were finally able to meet with Nikki & Ryan and shoot their engagement. Even though the weather said 2% chance of rain … it rained!! ((surprise – it’s Pittsburgh)) Not only did it rain, it rained for a huge portion of their session and it was freezing!! So it was over-heads and shelter we sought and of course those trusty umbrella’s we keep in our cars.
I always love to share a little about our couple … enjoy their story.
Nikki: We met my sophomore year in college. One of my best friends from college, Ashley, just started dating Ryan’s cousin, Danny. Ashley told me that Danny was coming over and bringing his cousin. That night we played guitar hero and just laughed the whole time. Nothing came from that night, but Ryan having a crush on me. Fast forward three years later, we were both in Ashley and Danny’s wedding. We spent the whole night talking and having fun. Ryan told me he was going to be in Pittsburgh the following week for work and asked me to dinner. I said yes, and we’ve been together ever since.
How he proposed: We drove in to Pittsburgh for Christmas to spend with family. We arrived on a Friday around dinner time and decided to get a bite to eat. Ryan knew right away where we were going to eat (which is out of the ordinary as we usually converse for 30 minutes trying to figure something out). We went to Yokoso Japanese steak house (which is where we had our first date). We had dinner and afterward Ryan handed me a gift bag and said “I wanted to give you a Christmas present early”. I immediately told him that was unfair, that I couldn’t open it because I did not have his with me. He insisted on me opening it. I opened the present to find a precious moment figurine (which I collect) of a boy down on one knee holding a ring box that says “please say yes” with a ring placed inside. I looked at Ryan in shock and asked him if this is real? He chuckled and said “trust me it’s real”. Then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!
Now if that didn’t have you smiling hopefully a sampling of their shoot will …. See you two on 7-11 ~Francine