Courtney + Ryan | an Ann Arbor love story

Engaged

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Way back in the fall, when it Michigan’s colors were at their best, I photographed Courtney & Ryan’s engagement session.  We went to Ann Arbor, because that’s where it all started for them!  After hearing their Ann Arbor love story, I just loved them.  We ran around the town they’ll be married in, visiting some of their favorite spots and talking about their love story.  It was such a great day and I can’t wait for their wedding this summer!

Courtney, Registered Nurse

 

Ryan, Engineer

 

Met: February 2014

 

How they Met:

We were each other’s first and only date via an online dating site! We met for coffee at Mighty Good for our first date and went on a “second first date” later that evening for drinks downtown Ann Arbor.

 

Their engagement story:

Ryan had planned to propose outside of Mighty Good where we had our first date, but the Saturday late morning crowd was too big. He managed to convince me to walk in the direction of the Diag instead for an early lunch. He had totally thrown me off with the engagement timeline, so I didn’t think much of his diversion from our Saturday morning plan (who doesnt want to grab a Mighty Good coffee and stop at Afternoon Delight for a muffin??!!!). On our walk through the Diag he slightly veered off the path and brought me to a grassy area under the trees and got down on one knee :) I was totally shocked and surprised (and according to Ryan my face showed it!). We spent the rest of the day going to our favorite Ann Arbor spots to celebrate our engagement and enjoy the moment! We of course got our coffee and muffin finally, too!

 

 

Their wedding in 3 words: Fun, classic, preppy

 

Their wedding colors: Navy

 

An August 2017 wedding is planned in Ann Arbor

 

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  1. TB

    June 14th, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Super fun story… and fabulous looking couple too! Awesome work as always Erin!

  2. Caitlynn

    June 14th, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Ooohhh! Gorgeous images. Love everything about this couple. Their stylish outfits. Those smiles. And the fact that they were each other’s first and only online date! So cool.

  3. jenny g

    June 14th, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Stunning couple, and I’m so in love with that glass window with the stairs! GORGEOUS work as always, Erin!

  4. Kristine B

    June 16th, 2017 at 2:28 am

    What a sweet couple! I love her dress. These images are gorgeous and love the cool walls you found!

  5. lauren

    June 16th, 2017 at 3:17 am

    There’s just too much to love about this whole session! First of all, they are BEAUTIFUL! Wow, seriously gorgeous couple. But also the love you captured is so apparent. You did an amazing job friend!

  6. Karen

    June 22nd, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I love how happy she looks when she is holding on to him. They look just perfect together! Im such a fan of the vertical line windows- great session friend!

  7. Bobbi

    June 23rd, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I LOVE THESE IMAGES!! Your posing, locations, processing… PERFECTION! Hi fives friend! :D