Venessa & Mike – Engaged!

Venessa, Mike and I met up at Brookside Gardens yesterday evening to take some engagement photos, and I had a blast with them! I’ve never giggled so much while trying to shoot – Venessa and Mike sang, danced and goofed off all around the park. But as adorably silly as they are, we captured plenty of sweet moments, too. And we managed to get our session done right before the skies opened up in a downpour. Whew!

I’m starting off with one of my very favorites (I always love an “almost-kiss.”) And I LOVE Venessa’s dress! Such fun colors.

Okay, maybe this is my favorite. I can’t decide! I really love their body language in this one:


Doesn’t Venessa have the best smile?!

Mike, you’re so goofy:

And then right back to so romantic! Aw.

Venessa and Mike both love playing board games and playing cards (me too!) so they brought a deck along to the park. Mike showed us his skills with a mystifying magic trick!

Fun ring shot!

Fun Mike shot!

And we finished up the day with a bit of song and dance just before it started to thunder, so we decided we’d better go.

Venessa and Mike, you are both so much fun. I wish we could have spent more time together yesterday! I seriously cannot wait for your wedding in July!

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  • marlene - Wow @ the yummy color! They look like such a sweet couple and I love Mike’s personality, it shines in the photos! And I lurve Venessa’s dress! 🙂 Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly M - I’m so happy for you, Venessa!! – Kismatt ;DReplyCancel

  • Jaci Clark - That second one is definitely my favorite! And how fabulous is her dress! So cute, just so cute. You can totally tell from the pictures how in love they are. Great job Susan!


  • Jenn Link - I just adore this session Susan! I shot there recently as well and I am always amazed at what different photographers see, you would never have known the sessions were at the same place!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Myers - Very cute! I think the swoon one is my fave, but it’s hard to decide!ReplyCancel

  • cndy - vanessa and mike look so fun and laid back. nice butt Mike! LOL. You bring out the best in people Susan! These are beautiful, precious, and funny!ReplyCancel

  • emily - ooh… I love these!!!
    Her dress just pops!
    So many gorgeous images!ReplyCancel

  • Eric - Love the pics guys! You are both yourself which is awesome to see! I like the black & white romantic one. need to see you both before i leave!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - Incredible! What a great session. Love the location–so pretty. Her dress looks gorgeous in these–perfect pop of color. They are adorable and there are so many great shots. Hard to pick a favorite but definitely love the black and white you wrote ‘swoon’ above. Indeed.ReplyCancel

  • shelby leigh - these are so cute! what an adoooorable couple! I miss working with you Susan, we have to shoot together soon!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Gardner - What a lovely location, and what a lovely couple! I really like the one of them sitting on the stairs. Wonderful job, Susan!!ReplyCancel